Gavin Crilly-McKean appointed chief commercial officer at Solar Time Ltd.


Former Timex senior vice-president Gavin Crilly-McKean has been appointed chief commercial officer of Solar Time Ltd.

Solar Time is a privately held company with offices and subsidiaries in Hong Kong and London, and a presence in the US.


The company designs, manufactures and markets watches and accessories under its own labels and on behalf of licensed brands.

It has its own manufacturing facilities in China, and also provides design and manufacturing services for private label brands worldwide.

Its UK subsidiary, Dartmouth Brands, handles distribution for AVI-8, Spinnaker, Dufa, NuBand and Lyle & Scott.

Mr Crilly-McKean who was previously with Timex Group as SVP UK,EMEA & APAC, started with Solar Time on August 1.

“We are delighted to have Gavin join the senior leadership team as we leverage the manufacturing and digital skillsets of the Group within a category which needs to continually update and respond evermore quickly to the changing demands of the consumer,” says Vishal Tolani Solar Time’s CEO.

“Gavin’s extensive  industry experience, ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and to drive results, will be ideally placed as we expand our in-house and license portfolios  globally through online and offline channels  and develop our partner network.”

Mr Crilly-McKean adds: “Solar Time are dynamic, relentless in their consumer focus and passionate about brands, underlined by their ability to build outstanding product. I look forward to working alongside Vishal and the team to drive greater success for our partners and retailers globally.”

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