The third annual WatchPro Awards ceremony saw over 320 industry leaders gathering in London to congratulate winners in 15 categories collect their trophies.
The Watches of Switzerland Group, which is working towards a public listing next year, was a double winner of the night, collecting awards for Luxury Multiple Watch Retailer of the Year and Ecommerce Watch Retailer of the Year for WatchShop.
Beaverbrooks also won two gongs, taking home the prizes for Volume Watch Retailer of the Year and Retail Leader of the Year for the group’s managing director Anna Blackburn, who was given a seat on the board of directors for the family-owned businesses earlier this year.
The room was briefly silenced for the final award of the evening, when Mark Hearn, managing director of Patek Philippe UK, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award and gave a moving speech describing his love of the industry, thanking his family, who joined him for the dinner, and praising Patek Philippe’s authorised dealer community for their loyalty and friendship over a career spanning 30 years.
WatchPro would like to add our thanks to Citizen Watch UK, WOLF, LBS, Mondaine, Loomes, bPay, Hearst, Redd Retail and Luxe Watches.
And, if you still cannot get enough of the night, here is a video of scenes from around the ballroom.