By Rachael Taylor & Craig Heatly
German watch brand Junghans is in talks with a number of leading UK watch retailers as it plans to intensify its push into the market through distributor Jon Vincent.
The brand is in key negotiations with a well-known London department store, a major chain and some key independents.
Jon Vincent, which also operates as a watch repairs business, took over the distribution of the Junghans brand in the UK and Ireland two years and Tom McCulloch of the distributor said that demand is starting to pick up in the UK.
McCulloch said: “The quality and looks of the product have proven to be very successful for our retailers and this has led to a higher demand. We have therefore taken a position to expand our network purely on the success and growth achieved in the last 2 years. We see the UK as a very important market for us and wish in years to come to be a significant brand.”
The brand will be showing at trade show IJL in London next month and McCulloch said that this will be key to adding new retail stockists to its network.