Buy what works. Buy what you love. Buy what lasts. Harrods contributing watches editor Robin Swithinbank shares his three top tips for building your watch wardrobe.
How to Shop Fine Watches Sustainably
Innovation, aftercare, personalisation; Harrods head of fine watches and fine jewellery Beth Hannaway shares her advice on shopping sustainably.
The Sustainable Vanguard
Since its launch in 1957, Breitling’s SuperOcean has represented the pinnacle of outstanding diving watches. Recent variations on the original blueprint include an ecologically responsible strap crafted in ECONYL® – a yarn created using regenerated nylon waste, such as fishing nets pulled from the world’s oceans.
From feather-shaped hands to a tapered lucent steel bracelet – designed to evoke snow-capped peaks, Chopard’s Alpine Eagle pays homage to the environment and ecology of Switzerland’s mountains. But its affinity goes further. Underscoring Chopard’s dedication to this unique territory is a partnership with the Eagle Wings Foundation, which aims to reintroduce the Golden Eagle to its natural habitat.
The latest in Ulysse Nardin’s cutting-edge Freak family, the Freak X utilises Carbonium® Gold – a revolutionary material, the production of which has 40% less environmental impact than traditional carbon composites. With a bold baguette carousel to indicate time and an ultra-lightweight silicium balance wheel, the Freak X more than lives up to the reputation of its groundbreaking antecedent.
Part of Panerai’s renowned portfolio of diver’s watches – note the 300m water-resistance and Super-LumiNova coating on indices and hands, the Submersible Mike Horn Edition is the result of an innovative production process designed to safeguard the planet. Its durable EcoTitanium body and recycled plastic strap lead the way in material innovation. Shop Panerai through our Personal Shopping service.
Fine Watches, Lower Ground Floor — With an in-store workshop and expert team, we aim to make your treasured items last a lifetime. This service is currently by appointment only, and engravings are unavailable.
Ground Floor — Experts in leather goods with unrivalled craftsmanship, Maison Jean Rousseau offers an array of beautifully made watch straps and bespoke customisation services. Connect with our Personal Shopping service to find out more.
Lower Ground and Ground Floor — If you have a fine watch you no longer need, visit any boutique in Fine Watches to find out its value, and in exchange we’ll load the amount onto a Harrods Gift Card for you to spend in-store. This service is currently unavailable.