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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Meet the world’s biggest Rolex storekeeper

Dubai-based Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons runs the biggest Rolex store in the world and is also behind one of this year's largest watch events, Dubai Watch Week. Rob Corder meets with CCO Mohammed Seddiqi and head of Dubai Watch Week Hind Seddiqi to hear about what they have planned.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Wakefields reawakened

Brother and sister Dominic and Melanie Wakefield have transformed their showroom with a £1.4 million refurbishment built around prestige brands from Rolex and Fope to Tudor and its own fine jewellery collections.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Timex Group president and CEO Tobias Reiss-Schmidt

Tobias Reiss-Schmidt has steered Timex Group through one of the most tumultuous periods of the company’s 167-year history, not just keeping it off the rocks during the pandemic, but repositioning brands ranging from Guess and Ted Baker in the mass market fashion space up to Versace and Missoni’s Swiss-made luxury watches. Most important is the positioning of the Timex brand itself, which is adapting to a world where apathy to traditional watches and gadgets from Apple are transforming the landscape. 

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Zenith CEO Julien Tornare on positioning the brand...

Zenith is building its future around digital leadership, strong partnerships with leading retailers and on two platform collections: Defy and Chronomaster.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Neil Dunwell on reopening and retirement for the...

WatchPro's Rob Corder spoke to Neil Dunwell, managing director of Dunwell Jewellers on the Isle of Man in early February, just days after the island allowed non-essential retail to reopen, becoming the only part of the UK at the time where jewellers could trade from their stores. Having steered the business through one of its most tumultuous years, Mr Dunwell is now looking forward to slowing down and easing into retirement.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: New York’s Cellini sees independent watchmakers boom

WatchPro’s Rob Corder speaks to Cellini’s owner Leon Adams to see what the wider watch industry can learn from the rise of independent watchmakers.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Zadok Jewelers’ power move in Houston

The Zadok family has been serving the Houston community with fine jewelry and watches for generations and already operates one of the largest stores...

THE BIG INTERVIEW: HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer on how to build...

A cohort of investors including Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a French luxury group incubator, a Superbowl champion quarterback and a Grammy-winning singer, pumped $40...

THE BIG INTERVIEW: David M Robinson battles through the tiers

While no retailers avoided the turmoil of lock down during the covid quarter, few have endured as much uncertainty since non-essential stores reopened in June as David M Robinson.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: How America’s West Coast giant jeweller Ben Bridge...

Under two years into taking control of the company, CEO Lisa Bridge found herself grappling with the greatest business challenge since World War II. What’s more, she was still in the maternity ward having just given birth to her first daughter, Rose.