Watchfinder has opened a northern flagship store in Leeds, the pre-owned luxury watch specialist’s third retail location.
Watchfinder opened within Leeds’ prestigious Victorian shopping arcade, Victoria Quarter, on Wednesday night with an evening of timepieces and watchmaking led by the company’s head watchmaker Tony Williams, who stripped down a mechanical movement and invited guests to assist him in reassembling it.
Watchfinder made the leap from online only retailer with its first bricks and mortar store in London’s Royal Exchange in February 2013 before opening a second at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent in December 2014.
The new boutique houses premium watches available from over 50 brands including Rolex, Omega and Breitling.
Watchfinder co-founder, Lloyd Amsdon, said: “I’m delighted to have opened the doors to Watchfinder’s first store of the North and thank everyone who came along to celebrate the evening with us. The store is now open to the public and we’re looking forward to sharing our range of exclusive and luxurious watches with new and existing customers.”
The Leeds store is sure to offer Watchfinder a region retail beachhead as it is situated within a one hour drive of five percent of Watchfinder’s established client base.