29.12.2021 - News

Time to reflect and look to the future

It’s out with the old and in with the new as we look forward to a brighter 2022. But while 2021 has been a struggle for businesses up and down the country with retail not able to fully reopen until mid-April, we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved. We thought we’d do a round-up of our best bits of the year.

Lockdown bounceback

Since investing in some brilliant technology when the Covid pandemic lockdown forced us to close back in 2020, our lead buyer Jed Brailey has created a brilliant team, and to date spent more than £3,000,000 buying back your watches helped by our Buy My Rolex tool. The handy device lets users receive a market value quote by inputting details about their watch, including its brand, model and serial number. The tool, which has been accessed by over 10,000 users, gives a very accurate price estimate but is dependent on a full physical assessment of condition and authenticity.

Beautiful boutique

July was the launch of our new flagship store in High Street, Epping – a beautiful and bright space which we are incredibly proud of. It’s large enough to host our great range of new and pre-worn luxury watches and also our fabulous selection of jewellery and accessories including handbags. But it’s not goodbye for our old premises in Buckhurst Hill as it’s being transformed into an in-house service centre which we hope to open in the 3rd quarter of 2022.

Social success

It’s also been a great year for the launch of our Insta Live events, hosted by our sales manager Oscar Strong. The jovial host has been letting us know everything that’s new in the world of horology and sharing some great unboxings this year. His most popular live was ‘Your Top Three Voted Watches’ which saw more than 14,000 viewers check out the feed. Our competition to win a Cartier Santos XL was also a huge hit, receiving 3000+ entries but it’s certainly Rolex watches which are pulling in the greatest interest.

Kit cleans up

2021 saw us launch our fabulous new Luxe Watches Premium Watch Cleaning Kit to keep your luxury timepieces in top-notch condition. At only £38.95 they are still in great demand and include special cleaning solutions, microfibre cloth, restoring balm and every tool  you need.

Light delight

In December we embraced the effort to get the festive season in full swing here in Epping. We loved sponsoring and attending Epping Town Council’s Christmas market  and it was an honour to help sponsor a visit from Santa’s reindeer which was really well received. We also sponsored £300 in prizes for the best Christmas lights displays – the winner of which was an incredible showcase of Christmas festivity including Jesus in a manger and Rudolph running off through some snow.

Need our help?

If you need to find the perfect present or a gift for yourself this year, we can help. Luxe Watches stocks a great range of new and pre-worn luxury timepieces and now some beautiful jewellery and accessories too. To book an appointment with one of our knowledgeable team members, contact us today.