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Welcome to The Best of British 2009 Collection It’s time we all took pride in what Britain can achieve. Traditional skills should be kept alive, local economies should be supported and quality should remain at the peak of what the luxury world has to offer. We are delighted to have with us today over 30 British exhibitors showcasing some of the world’s finest luxury brands and products. Please enjoy what our three exhibition rooms have to offer, and support Britain by indulging in a bit of early Christmas shopping...

Exhibitors

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Alto London

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EXHIBITOR Drakes

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Keith Prowse

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And So To Bed

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Edward Green

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Links

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Asprey

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Ellicott

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Lucie Campbell

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Backes & Strauss

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Fortnum & Mason

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Maurice Sedwell

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Bespoke England

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The Fox Club

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Melanie Porter

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Bombardier

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Geoffrey Parker

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Rapport

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Boodles

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The Goring Hotel

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Richard Ogden

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Bovey Castle

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Graham

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Sodexo Prestige

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Bremont

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Havana House

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Speake Marin

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Bulldog Gin

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Huntsman

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Stoke Park

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Czech & Speake

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IWI Watches

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Turnbull & Asser

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The Dalmore

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

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Vertu

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Dent

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Jura Watches

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The Watch Gallery

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Alto London Alto Members’ Club London is a premier members’ club with an original 1920s theme. In the heart of the West End, the 500-person capacity is reminiscent of a grand palais drawing room, offering opulence and sophistication against a backdrop of resplendence. Whether for product launches, fashion shows, high profile parties, Christmas or corporate parties, you can be assured that Alto Members’ Club will surpass all expectations. T: 020 7734 6696 W: clubalto.com Best of British Collection 2009

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And So To Bed The first And So To Bed store opened on London’s King’s Road over 35 years ago; there are now 28 showrooms throughout the world. Traditionalists at heart, the creative team is inspired by a vast array of historical designs, from Louis Philippe-lit bateaux and Gothic four posters to brass Victorian bedsteads. All the beds are handmade and there is a breathtaking variety of polished wood, veneers and special paint finishes available. Today the range extends to mattresses, furniture, linens, throws and accessories. T: 020 7731 3593 W: andsotobed.co.uk

Asprey Asprey, a name synonymous with refinement and luxury, has developed over generations into one of the finest British jewellers and luxury goods houses. Expert jewellery, leather and silver design have given Asprey its unrivalled reputation. The stunning Bond Street store designed by Lord Norman Foster comprises several listed buildings. With a glass roof atrium and a grand central staircase, the store provides a superb backdrop for the company. T: 020 7758 8881 W: asprey.com

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Backes & Strauss Masters of diamonds since 1789, the world’s oldest diamond company Backes & Strauss, has an exclusive luxury watch brand. These creations feature custom-cut diamonds of unique shapes, polished and set to perfection. Reflecting Backes & Strauss’s London roots, there are three collections: The Berkeley, The Piccadilly and The Regent. Crafted in 18ct white or rose gold and set with diamonds, these watches are inspired by London’s Regency architecture. Each watch has the Backes & Strauss signature handset into the crown. T: 020 7839 8709 W: backesandstrauss.com

Bespoke-England Bespoke-England offers a handselected collection of the finest quality men’s shoes and accessories, all made in England. Our products are often unique one-off pieces or limited editions. We have several years of experience in handling English footwear including London and Northampton’s finest bootmakers such as John Lobb, Edward Green and Gaziano & Girling. Bespoke-England: offering the finest men’s clothing accessories made to the highest quality. T: 07501 000 567 W: bespoke-england.co.uk

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Bombardier The quintessentially English pint; Bombardier is brewed with the ripest hops and more malt per pint than other premium beers. It also only uses pure natural mineral water from its own accredited well (sunk by Charles Wells himself). This water is so good it could be bottled and sold for the table – but instead Bombardier chooses to save it for the beer. Quite right too. T: 01234 279 000 W: bombardier.co.uk

Boodles Boodles is that rarest of commodities in the world of today: a familyowned, British company established over 200 years ago and still producing forward-thinking and successful jewellery designs in-house. Boodles is a company that aims to combine beautiful, unique and contemporary jewellery designs with traditional values. Craftsmanship and use of the most sought-after and exquisite gems fuse effortlessly with an awareness of fashion and a sense of adventure and fun. T: 020 7283 7284 W: boodles.com

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Bovey Castle Want to indulge yourself in a UK mini-break fit for aristocracy? Book yourself in for a stay at the glorious Bovey Castle. Set on 420 acres of Dartmoor National Park, and complete with championship golf course, Elemis spa, indoor and outdoor pools, 80 on-site activities, plus luxury five-star accommodation in and around the castle grounds, it is England’s premier sporting estate. T: 01647 445 000 W: boveycastle.com

Bremont Bremont is a British company making beautifully-engineered mechanical timepieces that are hand-assembled in Switzerland but with all the design and case finishing carried out in the UK. Launched in 2007, Bremont has seen meteoric growth and was made ‘Best British Emerging Luxury Brand 2008’ by the Walpole Group. Bremont watches use only the finest quality Swiss components but contain an air of Britishness derived from the background of the brand’s founders, brothers Nick and Giles English. T: 0845 0940 690 W: bremont.com

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Bulldog Gin Hand crafted in London from 100% British grain, Bulldog is a modern gin that follows time-honoured traditions of distilling whilst utilizing an assortment of twelve rare and exotic botanicals, including Lotus Leaves, Lavender, Poppy and Dragon Eye, a cousin of the lychee fruit that is an ancient Chinese secret said to boost skin vitality and promote sexual stamina. As bold in its appearance as it is in taste, Bulldog is housed in a smoked-grey tinted bottle with broad shoulders and an iconic spiked collar. This eye-catching, attentiongrabbing combination is creating a buzz and inspiring “love at first sight� in topend style bars and amongst fashionistas. T: +1 212 475 7232 W: bulldoggin.com

Czech & Speake Czech & Speake is internationally renowned for sophisticated and beautifully executed ranges of bathroom furniture, fittings and accessories. Their luxury fragrances are now available worldwide to enable memorable gifts to be given with confidence for all occasions, or for that ultimate individual indulgence. The Aromatics collection includes fine fragrance, cologne, bath oils, aftershaves, shaving and bath soaps, as well as burning sticks and scented candles. T: 020 7439 0216 W: czechandspeake.com

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The Dalmore Produced since 1839, every bottle of The Dalmore is adorned with a Royal stag’s head. This iconic emblem dates back to 1263 when the ancestor of the late owners, Clan Mackenzie, saved King Alexander III of Scotland from being gored by a stag – the grateful King granted him the use of the stag’s head on his coat of arms. The distillery overlooks the Cromarty Firth and sources its soft, full-bodied water from the nearby River Alness; and the craftsmanship employed at the distillery was – and is to this day – known as ‘alchemistic artistry’. T: 0141 248 5771 W: thedalmore.com

Dent The story of Dent spans three centuries of precision watch and clock making in Great Britain, and the Dent name remains a mark of horological excellence. The company is known for producing fine watches and public clocks throughout the world – the most famous of which is the clock that partners Big Ben. The company continues this tradition with current domestic and international royalty, and prestigious private clients. Available at Jura and The Watch Gallery. T: 020 7873 2363 W: dentlondon.com

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Drakes Founded in 1977, the original Drakes collection comprised men’s quality scarves. English handmade ties and printed silk handkerchiefs followed, and today Drakes is the largest independent producer of handmade ties in England. Over the years the company has won many prestigious accolades for design and export achievement. The original vision and ethos for the company – to be truly international in terms of sales, with collections designed for a select range of luxury shops is the same today as it was then. T: 020 7608 0321 W: drakes-london.com

Edward Green ‘The finest shoes in England for the discerning few’: a reputation as true today as when the company was founded over 100 years ago. Traditional craftsmanship, the finest calfskin and a continual striving for excellence ensure that a pair of Edward Green shoes are instantly recognisable. Shoes returned for refurbishment are stripped from the uppers and relasted on the original last. Finally hand-polished to translucency, the shoes will look and feel even better with age. T: 01604 626 880 W: edwardgreen.com

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Ellicott The Ellicott watchmaking dynasty began in 1687 in London when one John Ellicott was apprenticed to the maker John Waters and created the first centre seconds hand. Ellicott has now returned to the forefront of watchmaking, reviving the rich traditions of its pioneering heyday. Deprived of this great brand for too long, the world is now discovering the first 21st-century Ellicott wristwatches. It’s been a fine challenge to which the spiritual heirs of this dynasty of brilliant artisans have risen with undeniable panache and flair. T: +41 32 913 1032 W: ellicott.ch

Fortnum & Mason Fortnum & Mason, established 1707, has, over the years, delivered beef tea to Florence Nightingale on the frontline, and kept many an army marching on its stomach. Fortnum’s motto has long been ‘No item too small, no destination too far’. Here, you’ll find everything you need: with five wonderful restaurants, a luxury spa in the heart of town and six floors with everything from food, accessories, gifts and hampers, there is still nothing quite like Fortnum’s. T: 0845 300 1707 W: fortnumandmason.co.uk

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The Fox Club The Fox club is a private members’ club in the heart of Mayfair and the sharper choice for the discerning individual. It’s a fun and friendly place to unwind with friends and eat fine food – whether it be breakfast, lunch, private dinner or a function. Why not stay in one of its nine bedrooms, leaving you sharp and focused in the morning? Being a member of The Fox Club gives you access to London’s smartest sharpest set and in today’s financial climate it makes good sense. So come in, chill out and let our friendly staff show you around. T: 020 7495 3656 W: foxclublondon.com

Geoffrey Parker For half a century Geoffrey Parker has been the world leader in bespoke luxury board gaming, supplying most of the world’s top luxury brands. Within its extensive portfolio of luxury games and gifts are the world’s finest bespoke backgammon, chess, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, bridge, garden games, casino and parlour games, gaming compendia and game tables, many of which can be made in exotic skins and embellished with precious stones and metals. T: 01799 599 100 W: geoffreyparker.com

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The Goring The Goring, London’s quintessentially English hotel. Overlooking her own private gardens, this award winning, family owned property, is perfectly placed for all the capital’s premier attractions. The Goring is now the oldest, privately owned luxury hotel in London and each of her 71 bedrooms and suites reflect her very individual English style. The dining room and private rooms thrive on their award winning reputation for delivering the very best traditional English dishes, served with style and flare. T: 020 7396 9000 W: thegoring.com

Graham George Graham, British inventor of the chronograph (in 1695) and instruments to map the stars, was reborn in 1995 as an exciting range of wrist machines – featuring lenses and fast action levers along with instant readability. This independently Swiss/British-owned company has become known for its sporty and contemporary masculine products, invention and design. Graham is the official timing partner for F1’s Brawn GP Team and is proud to congratulate Jenson Button for this year’s stunning victory. Available at Jura and The Watch Gallery. T: +41 32 910 98 88 W: graham-london.com Best of British Collection 2009

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Havana House Havana House holds the Habanos Gold Medal. Its flagship store is based in Windsor, Berkshire, and carries one of the largest ranges of Cuban cigars. It also carries a large range of cigar accessories, pipes and tobacco, all ready for delivery anywhere in the world. For pipe smokers, it has over 200 pipes in stock and over 60 jars of richlyflavoured loose tobacco. It also has a fantastic selection of smoking accessories including lighters, cigar cutters and humidors. T: 01753 833 334 W: havanahouse.co.uk

Huntsman Huntsman has been at the heart of Savile Row for over 160 years: dressing success. With royalty, stars of stage and screen, nobility and heads of industry among its customers, its clothing is as unique and distinguished as they are. Excellence at all levels is paramount. Its team of cutters and tailors are Row-trained. Their focus is on quality and individuality. Huntsman offers bespoke, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear. We dress the best, make the best and expect the best. Without this ethos, we simply wouldn’t be Huntsman. T: 020 7734 7441 W: h-huntsman.com 14 . Best of British Collection 2009


IWI Watches IWI Watches is the inspiration of Ian Walsh, and is a truly English brand, actually making luxury watches in England, but with skills that are more usually associated with Switzerland. Walsh builds every watch himself, using the latest technology with the finest materials and components. His modern classics are created in limited edition runs of 500 per model. The watches pay homage to motorsport’s glory days, with classic dials and the crown sitting at twelve o’clock. T: 01254 760 974 W: iwiwatches.com

Johnnie Walker Blue Label In 1820, John Walker pioneered the art of blending. Over 180 years later, the stocks available and the skills handed down through generations of Master Blenders allow for the creation of the rarest Scotch whisky in the world – Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Crafted by experts in strictly limited quantities to evoke the powerful character of a 19th-century blend, every component of Blue Label is handpicked from the finest, rarest casks of the Walker reserves. Its particular flavours and properties from exceptional casks all help craft this unique whisky. T: 020 8838 9388 W: thewhiskyexchange.com Best of British Collection 2009

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Jura Watches Jura Watches aims to surpass your expectations in-store, online and beyond the sale. Jura has a unique insight on the brands, demonstrating the unparalleled heritage of the Swiss watch-making phenomenon. Brands stocked include: Bell & Ross; U-Boat; Bremont; Dent; Graham; Sinn; Giuliano Mazzuoli; Perrelet; Corum; Fortis; Anonimo; Ball; Maurice Lacroix; NOA; Eberhard; Oris; Raymond Weil; TechnoMarine; Glycine; Azimuth; Meccaniche Veloci; Victorinox; and BRM. With thanks to Jura for inviting Dent, Graham and Speake-Marin to exhibit. T: 0800 011 2704 W: jurawatches.co.uk

Keith Prowse Keith Prowse is the UK’s leading hospitality and tours provider, specialising in sporting and cultural events. Keith Prowse prides itself on the official appointments it holds with event owners, giving clients direct access to the best facilities at the UK’s premier events. Events include Wimbledon, rugby at Twickenham, cricket at Lord’s and the Oval, and many more. Keith Prowse’s reputation for the highest standards has been built over 30 years. When booking hospitality for major events, Keith Prowse is the first and last company to call. T: 0845 415 0633 W: keithprowse.co.uk 16 . Best of British Collection 2009


Links of London Links of London is an iconic international jewellery brand that captures London’s wit, spirit and heart. It captivates customers with striking jewellery collections, statement watches and a selection of exquisite gifts. Imaginative design, craftsmanship and the use of the finest materials ensure that each piece remains a timeless contemporary classic. Under the refreshing direction of creative director Elizabeth Galton, Links of London looks forward to a very exciting future. T: 0845 120 2923 W: linksoflondon.com

Lucie Campbell Lucie Campbell designs and manufactures fine diamond jewellery. She started to trade in antique jewellery and rare precious objects in 1961. Self-taught, intuitive and passionate, she soon earned a reputation as a dealer with a discerning eye. In the mid-1980s, the now family business started to manufacture. If only two words were permitted to describe the jewellery they would be: ‘exquisite workmanship’. Its customers are offered unique, exclusive designs, with carefully selected exquisite GIA diamonds and rare coloured stones. T: 020 7629 4647 W: luciecampbell.com Best of British Collection 2009

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Maurice Sedwell Maurice Sedwell is synonymous with the Best of British. Its mission is to keep the heart beating in men’s bespoke tailoring by remaining loyal to the handcraft skills in tailoring, cutting and fitting. Maurice Sedwell’s aim is to continue its 70year tradition by creating the best in handmade bespoke suits, shirts and ties in the world. This is done through intricate craftsmanship from the very best tailors and cutters – all who have been trained in its renowned Savile Row Academy. T: 020 7734 0824 W: savilerowtailor.com

Melanie Porter Melanie Porter creates one-off contemporary designs from chairs sourced from auctions and markets across the UK. Each project starts with the chair itself which is painstakingly stripped back to the frame, before being restored and reupholstered using traditional techniques. This blank canvas is then covered with a series of hand-knitted and felted panels, especially created for each chair. Melanie undertakes the entire process herself and everything is done by hand. The result of this incredibly labour-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom. T: 07770 941 305 W: melanieporter.co.uk 18 . Best of British Collection 2009


Rapport All watch winders from Rapport of London are painstakingly crafted using only the finest quality materials. The luxuriously polished woods and metals combine with opulent velvet or leather linings to create a practical object d’art. The unique electronic mechanism creates the sequence of movements to keep the internal elements of self-winding watches charged and in prime condition. Rapport also supplies elegant collector boxes to complement its winders. T: 020 7409 2009 W: rapportlondon.com

Richard Ogden A Richard Ogden ring combines craftsmanship with a timeless elegance; Established in the Burlington Arcade over half a century ago, the company’s philosophy has always been to match the beauty of the gemstones to equally beautiful settings. This is best reflected in its exclusive range of cluster, single- and three-stone rings – the ideal token with which to celebrate occasions such as an engagement, birthday, wedding anniversary, or the birth of a child. T: 020 7493 9136 W: richardogden.com

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Sodexo Prestige To mark the historic occasion 150th anniversary of the Open Championship next year, the Official Hospitality team is ensuring the championship is remembered as a celebration of Scottish food, hospitality and produce. The championship returns to the Old Course, St Andrews, ‘the home of golf’. VIP hospitality packages are available at the hospitality village and at the Old Course Hotel. The celebration kicks off with the exclusive Sportsman’s Dinner, when guests will have an opportunity to watch past Open champions play. T: 0844 371 0883 W: opengolfofficialhospitality.com

Speake-Marin A native Englishman, Peter SpeakeMarin originally had the intention of making jewellery, but found himself seduced by the art and mechanics of watchmaking. His experience allowed him to discover the wide variety of methods used by watchmakers over the centuries, the best of which he brings to his designs today. With all his creations, Speake-Marin pays homage to the horological past, while at the same time mining the rich possibilities of the future. Available at Jura and The Watch Gallery. T: +41 21 825 50 69 W: speake-marin.com 20 . Best of British Collection 2009


Stoke Park With Christmas looming, Stoke Park is your perfect answer when deciding on what presents to buy. Europe’s leading Hotel, Spa and Golf Country Club Resort located in leafy Buckinghamshire can provide you with golf vouchers to play its 27 hole Championship Golf Course, spa vouchers for indulgent treatments and spa day retreats. Also hotel vouchers to come and stay in one of the 49 luxurious bedrooms. There is also a perfect opportunity to buy its very own skincare range, SPC. The perfect gift ideas to give a loved one or work colleague. T: 01753 717 171 W: stokepark.com

Turnbull & Asser Established in 1885 by Reginald Turnbull, who later invited Ernst Asser into partnership, Turnball & Asser is regarded as one of the world’s leading shirt and tie makers. Established in the heart of St James, it has built up an enviable reputation as clothiers to discerning gentlemen from around the globe. Turnbull & Asser has expanded recently into the square mile with a new store at 125 Old Broad Street while maintaining UK production at its shirt factory in Gloucester, and tie workrooms in London Bridge. T: 020 7808 3000 W: turnbullandasser.com

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Vertu Vertu is the pioneer of handcrafted mobile phones for the luxury market. Vertu was established in 1998 and, after four years of intensive research and development, unveiled its first product in 2002. Every Vertu handset in each of its three distinct collections – Vertu Signature, Vertu Ascent Ti and Vertu Constellation – is assembled by hand in England. Vertu is available in over 60 countries and in 600 of the finest watch, jewellery and department stores and Vertu boutiques around the world. T: 020 3205 1123 W: vertu.com

The Watch Gallery The Watch Gallery has an exceptionally high-quality client base – watch collectors, celebrities and the business elite. Brands include: Panerai; Zenith; Jaeger LeCoultre; Parmigiani; Girard-Perregaux; Jean Richard; Speake-Marin; Wyler; Tag Heuer; and Baume et Mercier. It not only selects the world’s finest brands, it also offers a wide selection of exceptional, hard-tosource timepieces. With thanks to The Watch Gallery for inviting Dent, Graham and Speake Marin to exhibit. T: 020 7581 3239 W: thewatchgallery.co.uk

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Floor Plans The Garden Room Alto London G1

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Asprey

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Backes & Strauss

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Bespoke England

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Boodles

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Bovey Castle

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Bremont

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Czech & Speake

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The Dalmore

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Dent

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Drakes

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Edward Green

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Ellicott

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Fortnum & Mason

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The Fox Club

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Geoffrey Parker

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The Goring Hotel

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Graham

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Havana House

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Huntsman

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IWI Watches

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

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Keith Prowse

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Links

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Lucie Campbell

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Maurice Sedwell

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Rapport

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Richard Ogden

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Sodexo Prestige

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Speake Marin To garden room

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And So To Bed

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Square Mile Club

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Stoke Park

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Turnbull & Asser

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Vertu

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