FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 WATCHPRO AWARDS

WatchPro Awards 2017 in association with Hearst

Over 200 executives from the British watch industry have cast their votes for the 2017 WatchPro Awards. Retailers voted for the brands they most admire for their work over the past 12 months; professionals working for watch brands, subsidiaries or distributors in the UK voted for the retailers they most admire.

The finalists revealed here received the highest scores in a voting system that asked executives to list their top three in each award category. The winners will be announced at the 2017 WatchPro Awards Black Tie Dinner on November 22. The event is being hosted in association with leading global media company Hearst, and is supported by sponsors Mondaine, Wolf watch winders, LBS watch straps, Redd Retail Group, Ingersoll and Kronaby.

WatchPro would like to thank our sponsors and everybody who took the time to vote. We hope to see all of you at the gala dinner. Click here for ticket information.

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Here are the finalists in the 2017 WatchPro Awards, in association with Hearst:

 

RETAILER CATEGORIES:

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 Jewellers
  • Drakes
  • Swag
  • LUXE by Hugh Rice

Independent Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year

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

FINALISTS

  • Banks Lyon
  • Berry’s
  • Hamilton & Inches
  • Laings of Glasgow
  • Mallory
  • The Watch Gallery (now owned by Bucherer)

Multiple Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year

We define luxury watches as those that 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

Omnichannel Watch Retailer of the Year

Omnichannel retailers operate physical and online stores under the same retail brand name.

FINALISTS

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

Department Store Watch Retailer of the Year

Omnichannel retailers operate physical and online stores under the same retail brand name.

FINALISTS

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

 

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES

 

Marketing & Merchandising Team of the Year

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

FINALISTS

  • Breitling
  • Citizen
  • Movado Group
  • Olivia Burton
  • Peers Hardy
  • 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

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

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)

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