WatchPro investigates whether Britain's jewellery and watches gentle giant also has a hard edge when it comes to business.
Argento Fine Products is marking 20 years distributing fine jewellery and watches in the UK this year with three new brands to promote.
UK turnover of Signet Jewelers and Aurum Holdings now totals £1.054bn, up over 22% from sales of £821 million the groups collectively generated in 2014.
2016 was the year that Aurum Holdings overtook Signet Jewelers to become the UK' biggest watch and jewellery retail group.
Whats next for Britain's mid-market mega-multiple?
Signet Jewelers and Aurum Holdings are demonstrating leadership on the high streets of Britain.
The top three watch brands now account for 40% of the value of all sales in Great Britain.
British retailers returning from Baselworld have given the world’s biggest brands a glowing review for creating some of the most commercial watch collections in years.
Glasgow-based six-store multiple picks his favourites from Hublot, Tudor, Bell & Ross and Chopard.
Mr Toulson heads a team of buyers at Aurum Holdings that uses Baselworld to assess watches that will find their way into Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb, Goldsmiths and WatchShop, a group of stores that account for around one-third of the entire UK market with estimated turnover of over £600 million in 2016.