Winners of the 2021 WatchPro Awards were revealed last night at a spectacular gala dinner in Central London.
Over 300 leading executives, representing brands, wholesalers and retailers that collectively account for over 90% of watch sales in this country, gathered to see which teams, individuals and companies are most admired by their peers in the industry.
WatchPro’s voting system for the awards is by invitation-only, with executives at watch brand offices asked to vote for the retailers they most admire. Retailers are asked to vote for the brands they most admire.
Here we reveal the winners of the retailer categories, which cover businesses ranging from ecommerce startups to multinational super-giants.
WatchPro thanks sponsors Ingersoll, Luxe Watches, Michel Herbelin, Mondaine, Redd Retail, WOLF and supporting partner Neilson Photography.
See below for the winners of all retail categories at this year’s awards:
Ecommerce Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Mondaine: Watchshop
Shortlisted: Jura Watches/CW Sellors, Mr Porter, Watchfinder, Watchshop, Xupes
Multiple Luxury Watch Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Michel Herbelin: Watches of Switzerland
Shortlisted: Bucherer, Mappin & Webb, Watches of Switzerland, Wempe
Volume Watch Retailer of the Year: H. Samuel
Shortlisted: Amazon, Argos, F. Hinds, H. Samuel, John Lewis
Best New Store of the Year, sponsored by Ingersoll: Bucherer
Shortlisted: Bucherer in Covent Garden, London; Luxe in Epping; Rolex by Prestons in Leeds, Rolex by Watches of Switzerland in Glasgow, Watches of Switzerland in Broadgate
Pre-owned Watch Retailer of the Year: Watchfinder
Shortlisted: Blowers, Luxe Watches, Watchfinder, Watchmaster, Xupes
Best Refurbished Store of the Year: Laings in Glasgow
Shortlisted: Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Laings in Glasgow, Prestons in Wilmslow, Wakefields in Horsham, Watches of Switzerland in Knightsbridge
Retail Leaders of the Year, sponsored by WOLF: Brian Duffy & Craig Bolton, Watches of Switzerland
Shortlisted: Anna Blackburn and Mark Adelstone OBE, Beaverbrooks; Brian Duffy & Craig Bolton, Watches of Switzerland; Charlie Pragnell, Pragnell; Joe Walsh and Stuart McDowell, Laings; Nicholas and Michael Wainwright, Boodles; Simon Walton; Berry’s
Independent Luxury Retailer of the Year: Weir & Sons
Shortlisted: Berry’s, Boodles, Laings, Pragnell, Weir & Sons