Helping to create memories that last a lifetime since 1775

1775

It all began in 1775 with the opening of a silver workshop by Johnathan Mappin

1778

3 years later in 1778 the 1st Goldsmiths showroom opened in Newcastle (and we are still trading on the same site today!!)

1897

In 1897 Mappin & Webb were granted its first Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Victoria and has held a Royal Warrant as Silversmith to each of the five subsequent sovereigns. Today the brand holds a Royal Warrant as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen and as Silversmiths to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

1924

In 1924 Watches of Switzerland began trading as a mail-order business under the name G & M Lane on Ludgate Hill

2007

The Watches of Switzerland Group, formally known as Aurum Holdings, was established in 2007

2012

In 2012 Mappin & Webb’s Master Craftsman was appointed Crown Jeweller

2014

Watches of Switzerland opened Europe’s largest luxury watch showroom – 155 Regent Street – in 2014

2017

2017 saw The Watches of Switzerland Group acquire Mayors in October who have 17 stores across Florida and Georgia, 15 of which have Rolex agencies.

2017

In the December of 2017 we also became the new owners of two stunning boutiques at the world-famous Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. This includes a standalone Rolex Boutique and the first-ever Watches of Switzerland multi-brand showroom in the USA

2018

Well, what happens next? 2018 will see the opening of our first Watches of Switzerland Showroom on Greene Street in Soho, New York

2019

And we are not stopping there! In spring 2019 we will also be opening in Hudson Yards – a ground breaking development that will see a new neighbourhood being built uniquely over an existing train station!