Richard Mille is expected to be replaced at the Harrods Fine Watch Room within weeks, according to sources speaking anonymously to WatchPro.
The ultra-high end watchmaker had secured a coveted ground floor boutique at the refurbished Fine Watch Room and is currently the first brand customers see as they come in from a new store entrance on the Hans Road side of the Knightsbridge icon.
Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre are the only other watchmakers on the ground floor.
Rolex opened its double-sized store, which dominates the ground floor, in April.
A VIP suite for meeting customers, a multi-brand room, plus Breitling, Hublot, A. Lange & Söhne, Roger Dubuis, IWC and Panerai are down a sweeping staircase on the lower ground floor.
Richard Mille’s exit is a surprise, given how recently it secured its position as the Fine Watch Room has been extended over two floors in the past six months.
It is a brand that fits well with Harrods’ stated intention to sell top end timepieces that are hard to find in other global cities.
Neither Harrods nor Richard Mille have answered WatchPro‘s request for confirmation and additional information, so it is not known what will happen with the ground floor position.