ESCAPEMENT is very keen to promote the authorised distribution of fine timepieces.

Buying from non-authorised retailers is fraught with danger, sometimes resulting in a purchase where the provenance is questionable. Moreover, fakes are commonplace and even so-called ‘experts’ have been caught out.

The retailers listed, categorised by country, are authorised sellers of timepieces and can provide informed advice. ESCAPEMENT allows authorised retailers to be listed free of charge on its website. Whilst ESCAPEMENT offers no warranty to the retailer list, many of the companies featured have long trading histories and are well-respected.


  • The Limited Edition – official online retailer, United Kingdom

      The Limited Edition is the ultimate luxury watch specialist, official online retailer and ambassador for the most exclusive independent watchmakers. We source limited and rare timepieces for fellow watch collectors. The Limited Edition was conceived in 2015 by a group of visionary watch collectors, passionate about fine and beautifully made products. They share an eagerness to gain…

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  • Hugh Rice – Various Locations

      With three multi-brand stores – two in East Yorkshire, one in the North – and seven Pandora concept stores in Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield and Bradford, Hugh Rice has grown to be one of the region’s most prestigious family jewellers.   Established in 1971, the jewellers started life as a clock and watch…

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  • Hamilton Jewelers, USA

        Hamilton Jewelers is a third-generation family-owned business specializing in fine jewelry, watches and distinctive home accessories. They offer over thirty of the world’s finest watch brands, and a distinctive selection of art glass, pottery, flatware, china, crystal and antique silver. Their services include Bridal and Gift Registry, Corporate Gifts, custom jewelry design, complete…

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  • Mappin & Webb, various locations throughout the UK

    Brief history of Mappin & Webb At Mappin & Webb, we pride ourselves on our rich heritage and outstanding reputation, taking an innovative approach to the design and craftsmanship of all our products, from exquisite jewellery to elegant silverware, watches and glassware.   Founded in 1774 by Jonathan Mappin, Mappin & Webb is one of…

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  • Les Ambassadeurs, various locations in Switzerland

      Introduction LES AMBASSADEURS has held a well-earned reputation as the leaders in the Swiss luxury watch and jewellery market. The company operates from elegant and luxurious premises in Geneva, Zurich, Lugano and St. Moritz.   In addition to a broad range of models, LES AMBASSADEURS offers limited editions, Grandes Complications, tourbillon, minute repeaters, and other examples…

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