Some gossip hot off the press. I talked to the fine lady at Omega and asked her which watch will be featuring in Bond 25, she said she didn’t have a scooby. But more than likely they’ll tie it in with the Seamaster 300’s 60th anniversary. So another Seamaster, yawn.
News from Bremont; they only have a certain amount of the Kingsman Secret Service watches left and won’t be able to flog them after July because Tag are coming in for the sequel and they don’t want to cross the streams. Apparently Tag are onboard because it ties in with the plot – the protagonist needed to read an electronic message on his watch and Bremont only do chronographs. However, director Vaughn not realising Bremont don’t do electronic, will bring Bremont back in for the third instalment, such is his fondness for the brand. When I asked if they’ll do a firesale on the Kingsman watches before July, I was told they’ll probably just take out the movements and put them in different watches.
From the press release
Watch and Jewellery Week is a week-long celebration of the finest watches and jewellery the City has to offer. During the week, guests will be treated to a wealth of experiences, including a Q&A with Robert Tateossian of Tateossian and in-store engraving at Halcyon Days.
Guests will also have the chance to win a pre-owned Rolex Submariner (worth £4,350) from Watchfinder & Co. or a once-in-a-lifetime flight in a Spitfire, courtesy of Bremont.
Bremont, Georg Jensen, Omega, Tateossian, Tiffany & Co. and Watches of Switzerland among others will be showcasing their newly launched 2017 collections in the Central Courtyard. Throughout the week, visitors can experience a variety of offers, including exclusive promotions from Georg Jensen and £5 espresso martinis from Grind & Co. to toast the celebration of the finest gems and timepieces available at The Royal Exchange.
At nearly 500 years old, The Royal Exchange knows a thing or two about time. Come and see for yourself at the fourth annual Watch and Jewellery Week (22 – 26 May).