Excitement builds ahead of tonight’s WatchPro Awards

WatchPro Awards 2017 in association with Hearst

Excitement is building ahead of the 2017 WatchPro Awards, which take place tonight.

Over 200 executives from the country’s leading watch brands and retailers are gathering to hear who has won awards in 15 categories.

“Tonight  is going to be great fun as well as an opportunity for the industry to get together to celebrate their achievements and chat over how to keep the current momentum of the British watch market going into 2018,” says Daniel Malins, publisher of WatchPro. “We can even catch the start of The Ashes in the bar afterwards!” he adds.

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The finalists for the 15 awards are:

Multiple Fashion and Lifestyle Watch Retailer of the Year.

We define Fashion and Lifestyle watches as those that typically sell for under £1000. Multiples must have more than five physical stores.

FINALISTS

  • Beaverbrooks
  • Fraser Hart
  • Goldsmiths
  • H.Samuel
  • T.H. Baker

Independent Fashion and Lifestyle Watch Retailer of the Year.

We define Fashion and Lifestyle watches as those that typically sell for under £1000. Independents must have five or fewer physical stores.

FINALISTS

  • Allum & Sidaway
  • Bonds the Jewellers
  • Drakes
  • Swag
  • LUXE by Hugh Rice

Independent Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year

We define luxury watches as those that typically sell for more than £1000. Independents must have five or fewer physical stores.

FINALISTS

  • Banks Lyon
  • Berry’s
  • Hamilton & Inches
  • Laings of Glasgow
  • Mallory

Multiple Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year

We define luxury watches as those that typically sell for more than £1000. Multiples must have more  than five physical stores.

FINALISTS

  • Beaverbrooks
  • Chisholm Hunter
  • Ernest Jones
  • Goldsmiths
  • Watches of Switzerland

Online-Only Watch Retailer of the Year

Online-online watch are specialists in watches and have no physical stores.

FINALISTS

  • First Class Watches
  • The Watch Hut
  • Watch Shop
  • Watches2U
  • Watcho

Branded Watch Boutique of the Year

Branded watch boutiques can be owned and operated by the watch brand, its parent company or a third party.

FINALISTS

  • Breguet on London’s Bond Street
  • Breitling in Manchester’s Trafford Centre (Aurum Holdings)
  • Bremont in London’s Mayfair
  • Casio G-Shock on London’s Carnaby Street
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre on London’s Bond Street
  • Rolex in London’s Knightsbridge (The Watch Gallery  / Bucherer)

Omnichannel Watch Retailer of the Year

Omnichannel retailers operate across physical and online stores.

FINALISTS

  • Beaverbrooks
  • Ernest Jones
  • Goldsmiths
  • The Watch Gallery / Bucherer
  • Watches of Switzerland
  • Watchfinder

Department Store Watch Retailer of the Year

FINALISTS

  • Selfridges (The Watch Gallery / Bucherer)
  • Harrods
  • William & Son
  • John Lewis
  • House of Fraser
  • Mr Porter

Best New Store or Refurbishment

The finalists in this category have opened new stores or re-opened refurbished stores in the past 12 months

  • Casio in London’s Carnaby Street
  • Chisholm Hunter in Edinburgh
  • Mappin & Webb in Glasgow
  • Montblanc on London’s Bond Street
  • Seiko in London’s Knightsbridge

 Marketing & Merchandising Team of the Year

The following marketing and merchandising teams have demonstrated outstanding service to their retail partners in the past year.

FINALISTS

  • Breitling
  • Casio
  • Citizen
  • Michael Kors
  • Seiko
  • TAG Heuer
  • Tudor

Sales Team of the Year

The following sales teams have demonstrated outstanding service to their retail partners in the past year.

FINALISTS

  • Breitling
  • Casio
  • Citizen
  • Inter City Group
  • Zeon
  • Omega

Executive Leadership Team of the Year

The following executive leadership teams have demonstrated outstanding service to their retail partners in the past year.

FINALISTS

  • Breitling
  • Citizen
  • Movado Group
  • Olivia Burton
  • Peers Hardy
  • TAG Heuer
  • Zeon

Fashion/Lifestyle Watch Brand of the Year

The finalists in the fashion/lifestyle watch brand of the year category are judged on the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.

FINALISTS

  • Casio
  • Citizen
  • Cluse
  • Daniel Wellington
  • Gucci
  • GUESS
  • Hugo Boss
  • Olivia Burton
  • Vivienne Westwood

Luxury Watch Brand of the Year

The finalists in the luxury watch brand of the year category are judged on the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.

FINALISTS

  • Audemars Piguet
  • Breitling
  • Cartier
  • Omega
  • Patek Philippe
  • Rolex
  • TAG Heuer

Connected or Smartwatch Brand of the Year

 The finalists in the luxury watch brand of the year category are judged on the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.

  • Frederique Constant
  • Kronaby
  • Michael Kors
  • Mondaine
  • TAG Heuer

 

 

 

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