Five hundred guests headed up to the 29th floor of the Millbank Tower in London last night for WatchPro's inaugural Hot 100, celebrating the innovators, brands and business leaders of the UK watch industry. Guests included retailers Mike Rice of Hugh Rice, Andrew Pass of John Pass, Melanie Wakefield and Dominic Wakefield of Wakefields and Jonathan Pressley of Pressleys, and brands and watchmakers including Giles and Nick English of Bremont, Giles Ellis of Schofield, Robert Loomes, Mark Hearn of Patek Philippe, Jean-Baptiste Maillard of Chopard, Jonathan Crocker of Accurist. Other brands and companies attending the Hot 100 included Swatch Group, U-Boat, Meistersinger, NOMOS Glashutte, Guess Watches, Seiko and Nixon.
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