The quality of leadership within the British watch industry is one of its greatest assets and what separates this country from rivals in other parts of the world.
More than the excellence of the watches the industry markets and sells in the UK, it is the strength of our leading executives that have driven this country to be one of the most admired in the world.
Retailers voting for the watch brand leadership teams they most admire got behind a number of companies they work with all year round. But Patek Philippe and TAG Heuer, both of which have shown stability and long-term strategic thinking for many years, were the two front runners.
In the end, with 178 retailer votes cast, it was Patek Philippe that won by a nose with one quarter of the votes.
Managing director Mark Hearn was unable to attend, so Adrian Lurshay led his team to the stage to collect the trophy.