Voting could not have been closer between the top to luxury watch retail giants in this year’s list of exceptional finalists.
Watches of Switzerland and Bucherer, both now giants on the world stage, slugged it out for the top spot, and there was less than a single point separating them.
Bucherer came first in a category voted on by 138 executives from watch brands operating in the UK, thanks ostensibly to the weighting system applied our results where votes for Exceptional score higher than votes for Excellent (see results below).
Ollie Stone, national account manager at Garmin, which sponsored the Multiple Luxury Watch Retailer Award, presented the trophy to Bucherer joint managing directors Adrian Maronneau and Richard Clement, head of retail Melissa O’Brien, and their team.
Executives at watch brands were asked in an invitation-only poll to give their views on the quality of retailers in a short list of finalists. A weighted score (shown in brackets alongside the retailers’ names) is given to each choice of ‘Very Good’, ‘Excellent’ and ‘Exceptional’ to decide the winner.