WatchPro is delighted to announce the finalists in the Multiple Fashion Watch Retailer of the Year category of the 2016 WatchPro Awards.
Retailers in this category have more than five stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle watch brands priced at under £1000.
The winners of each award will be decided by a private vote among WatchPro readers.
A survey form will be sent on September 26 to a list consisting purely of retail executives, asking them to vote on awards categories concerning watch brands and wholesalers.
A separate survey will be sent on the same day purely to executives in the watch brand and wholesaler community, asking them to vote on awards categories concerning retailers.
The winners will be announced at a spectacular black tie dinner taking place on October 26 at the Globe Theatre in London.
The finalists in the WatchPro Awards Multiple Fashion Watch Retailer of the Year category are:
The UK’s biggest chain of fashion jewellery and watch shops with around 300 stores located in prime highstreet and shopping mall locations. In a difficult year for worldwide parent group Signet, the company notched same store sales growth in the UK of 0.7% in the latest quarter; a standout result for the US-based group, driven by prestige watch sales.
13 stores have the T.H. Baker name above the door in addition to 19 Pandora and Swarovski franchises. Its watch range extends up to TAG Heuer and Breitling, but it is Fossil, Swatch and Dreyfuss Group brands that are really flying.
Aurum Group’s segmentation of its retail portfolio has parked the five year old Boutique.Goldsmiths business firmly on the lawn of H. Samuel, and the battle could get tasty. No fewer than 61 fashion watch brands are listed with the retailer, although its handful of locations has a long way to go before it challenges 300+ H. Samuels sites.