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Signet UK sales dip in Q1 despite strong sales of prestige watches

Signet UK sales dip in Q1 despite strong sales of prestige watches

UK Jewelry, the division of Signet Jewelers responsible for H.Samuel and Ernest Jones in the UK, has reported a same store sales drop of 3.5% for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. Prices have been rising across the UK operation, with average transaction values increasing by 12.4%. However, the number of transactions decreased


A.Lange & Söhne expands its presence with key Leeds retailer

German watchmaker A. Lange  Söhne has become one of the most visible watch brands at Owen & Robinson in Leeds after the retailer installed a corner display for the German watchmaker. Owen & Robinson is owned by the same parent organisation as Leeds powerhouse jeweller Berry’s, which has three other boutiques in its home city.

Richard Bunt intends to carve a distinct identity for Timex in the UK.

Timex strengthens senior management team in the UK

Timex Group has expanded its UK team by appointing Richard Bunt sales & marketing director. Mr Bunt reports directly to Gavin Crilly-McKean. He is responsible for all aspects of the UK Timex sales and marketing strategies His previous role was seller recruitment Manager at Mail Newspapers, before which he worked in several buying positions across Amazon

Luxury watch sales are booming in the UK, particularly to affluent visitors to the country. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

GfK & WATCHPRO EXCLUSIVE: How the luxury market is warping British watch retail statistics

2016 was a golden year for luxury watch retailers in 2016, and there are no signs so far this year that the top end of the market is running out of steam. This is all the more remarkable since almost every other major market in the world has experienced a slow down in sales over

The present and future of Banks Lyon: Rodney and Jasmin Banks Lyon with their daughter Maxine and her husband Alex.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Rodney Banks Lyon roars into second store

It is over 30 years since Rodney Banks Lyon opened his first boutique. The Lancaster-based Banks Lyon jeweller has become a destination store for luxury watch brands, and is so successful that the business is about to open a second shop in nearby Kendall. How did the company become a northern powerhouse and what will


Customer demand triggers second automatic collection from Farer

London-based watchmaker Farer has introduced its second automatic collection on the back of high customer demand. The brand’s latest automatic range comes two months after it sold out of its debut collection, which launched in November last year. Designed in London, the new collection comprises three styles, all built to a water resistance of 10

Erin Shea and Charlotte Coquelin attend the opening of the Cartier in Motion exhibition.

Cartier in Motion design exhibition opens in London

Cartier celebrated the opening of its Cartier in Motion last night with a star-studded party. The exhibition was opened by Cyrille Vigneron. president and CEO of Cartier International,  and Sir Norman Foster, one of Britain’s most revered architects. Cartier in Motion, which runs from until May 28 at the  London Design Museum, explores the creativity of

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Elliot Brown Watches announce first women’s collection

Award winning British watchmaker Elliot Brown will introduce its first women’s line this summer. The new Kimmeridge collection, named after a surf spot close to where Elliot Brown is based in Dorset’s Jurassic coast, is made up of nine styles. Arriving in shops for June, the new range offers leather, solid link and Milanese straps,