Luxury watches are much more than something used to read the time – we have our iPhones for that! Known for their expert craftsmanship and sophisticated aesthetic, luxury watches will last for several decades and can be handed down to future generations. In some cases, timepieces can act as strong investment pieces that accrue in value overtime.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced collector, it is important to do your research to understand the different brands, movements and complications available. We have compiled a list of the very best watch retailers across Sydney who excel in customer service, knowledge and experience.
Established in 1942, J Farren-Price is one of Sydney’s longest standing watch retailers with an extensive range of luxury watch brands and fine jewellery. As a family-owned business, J Farren-Price pride themselves on their personal customer service and high level of expertise. Whilst the boutique also offers fine jewellery, they also house an impressive collection of limited edition timepieces which combined really make their offering truly unique. Patek enthusiasts will also revel in their recently opened Patek Philippe salon currently the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Watches of Switzerland is an Australian, family-run business that now operates five boutiques across Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Canberra. In addition to being one of the largest official boutique retailers of luxury watches, the company is the exclusive retailer for A. Lange and Söhne in Australia. Watches of Switzerland have exceptional customer service and provide an after sales service that includes watch restorations and repairs.
Founded in 1976, Kennedy has a unique collection of brands and has grown from its original Sydney store to 14 boutiques across Australia. James Kennedy, the CEO and Managing Director, has a fundamental approach of service and quality staff which has enabled him to build a strong company culture and customer base.
The Hour Glass has over 40 international showrooms and stocks over 50 luxury watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Patek Philippe. Centrally located within the CBD’s luxury precinct, the Hour Glass Sydney is the perfect shopping destination and hub for global tourists.
Brands: Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Chopard, De Bethune, F.P. Journe, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, MB&F, NOMOS Glashütte, Oris, Panerai, Piaget, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Urwerk & Zenith.
Sydney’s Swiss Concept has a longstanding reputation of excellent customer service, quality and stocking a range of limited edition pieces. With two convenient locations in Pitt Street and Hurstville, Swiss Concept is a watch enthusiasts dream.
Brands: Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Brequet, Breitling, Cartier, Glashütte, Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Mont Blanc, Omega, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin & Zenith.