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 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…Read More >
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…Read More >
Looking to the heavens for inspiration Louis Moinet, the Swiss watchmaking company owned by Jean-Marie Schaller, has a reputation for crafting innovative timepieces. Its watches often incorporate automata, delivering a delightful sense of theatre. The Sideralis is the latest manifestation of the brand’s mind-blowing creativity and perfectly illustrates the wisdom of looking at the stars….Read More >
Behind the curtain When Audemars Piguet updated its existing Royal Oak Offshore Diver in 2015, it also released a sublime version equipped with a silver-toned dial and an exhibition caseback. Angus Davies discusses this diver’s watch from one of the world’s most prestigious exemplars of fine watchmaking. On the rare occasions I’ve attended…Read More >
Established in 1801, Owen and Robinson are the longest trading jewellers in Leeds and are home to some of the world’s most prestigious Swiss watches. Following the re-location of our flagship store in November 2012, Owen and Robinson were refurbished with boutique style shop in shops for Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piquet, Breguet,…Read More >