As a proper watch geek, one of my highlights last year was walking down the Brompton Road windows outside Harrods, each of which showcasing a unique watch for the 'Made with Love & Prescion' event. And I'm extremely excited to say they are a it again! Harrods is going to be having a storewide fine watch takeover, Re-Editions: taking place in store from 30th June – 24th July.
“We are celebrating Harrods’ exceptional watch portfolio and our partnership with some of the world’s most influential fine watch brands with the launch of a month-long storewide campaign, Re-Editions. Unveiling expert craftsmanship, the Re-Editions designs take inspiration from classic and iconic collections from the brands’ archives; styles include art-deco diamond-set ladies creations, to historic reproduction military Pilot models, and intricately skeletonized grand complications. The campaign cements Harrods as a key player in the world of horology and further establishes the Fine Watch room as the destination for watch fans and collectors alike,” says Helen David, Chief Merchant at Harrods.
Harrods has worked closely with twelve of the world’s finest watch brands to set up an extraordinary exhibition of men’s and women’s timepieces. The brands have taken inspiration from their past for each pieces (all watches will be available exclusively at Harrods in the UK during the campaign). Enough of that, here are the watches:
Royal Oak Offshore Open-worked Chronograph Tourbillon in Yellow Gold (Harrods UK exclusive)
Inspired by the Royal Oak 1972 and Royal Oak offshore collection the Skeleton Tourbillon Offshore Yellow Gold will be exclusive to Harrods in the UK. The exclusive-production piece is in 18-carat yellow gold, intricately open worked to reveal the sophisticated hand-finished decoration and engineering within.
Panthere Joueuse CALIBRE 9918 MC (Harrods UK exclusive during the month of July)
The Panthere Joueuse CALIBRE 9918 MC will be exclusive to Harrods during the month of July. Cartier brings the panther to life with a new movement exhibiting exquisite craftsmanship in a display of brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 1.00 carats, black lacquer and emeralds.
Premier Precious Lace Automatic 36mm (Harrods global Exclusive)
Limited to 5 exclusive pieces, a key feature is the exquisite lace artwork technique on the dial which features green and white mother of pearl enriched with marquise and brilliant cut diamonds. The Premier Collection was the first ever watch collection introduced by Harry Winston in 1989, and is now an iconic signature of the brand.
Classic Fusion Racing Grey/ Classic Fusion Chronograph Racing Grey/ Classic Fusion Racing Grey Diamonds(Harrods global exclusive)
£7,600/ £10,200/ £10,200
The limited edition Classic Fusion watches will be created in 3 variations and will be globally exclusive to Harrods. Inspired by avant-garde designs first launched by the company in the early 1980s these special editions come with grey sunray satin-finished dials with polished and satin finished titanium cases.
Reverso One Duetto Jewellery (Harrods global exclusive from July – September 2017)
Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a new interpretation of the Reverso One Duetto Jewellery in pink gold, channelling a rare elegance and femininity inspired by pure 1920s and 1930s Art Deco. Limited to 8 pieces globally, the Reverso One Duetto Jewellerywill be exclusive to Harrods from July-September.
RM 50-03 McLaren F1 (Harrods exclusive during the month of July)
Knights Of The Round Table III (Harrods exclusive)
The one-of-a-kind exclusive watch will be available in Harrods only and is inspired by the Excalibur 2005 collection and the legend of King Arthur. The dial has a black engraved Jade table with bronze engraved and sculptured knights with a self-winding mechanical calibre, finely adjusted in six positions.
Traditionnelle Day-Date & Power Reserve / Traditionnelle Date/ Traditionnelle, 14 Days Power Reserve, Tourbillon(Harrods global exclusive during the month of July)
£40,100/ £23,200/ £POA
The limited edition Traditionnelle Day-Date & Power Reserve / Traditionnelle Date / Traditionnelle, 14 Days Power Reserve, Tourbillon, which will be limited to 10 pieces, will be stocked in Harrods with a global exclusive throughout the month of July. The novelties include the new slate grey dial.