The London Watch Show, the UK’s only dedicated watch exhibition for the trade only, will open its doors for the first time at the Freemasons Hall in July. As the exhibition grows closer, WatchPro, as official media partner to the show, will help you get to know the watch brands exhibiting there that bit better, starting with German watch house Junghans.
WatchPro: Can you describe Junghans in one line?
Junghans: The German watch.
WP: What is the most iconic timepiece in Junghan’s collection?
J: The Max Bill Chronograph.
WP: Who buys Junghan watches?
J: Anyone who appreciates quality design and value for money.
WP: What sort of retailers is Junghans interested in working with?
J: Quality independent retailers who would like to develop a quality watch brand in an equal partnership.
WP: What new watches will buyers see on Junghans’ stand at the London Watch Show?
J: We will be launching a new Meister ladies line and chronographs as well as a limited-edition chronograph with just 152 pieces made.
WP: Who will be manning the stand?
J: Vincent Light owner of Jon Vincent and fellow of BHI and UK marketing manager Tom McCulloch.
WP: What is Junghan’s plans for the UK market in 2013 and beyond?
J: We have very big expansion plans in 2013 and beyond we aim to become members of the CMJ and Houlden Group as well as becoming suppliers to Watches of Switzerland stores. We already supply the Watches of Switzerland website and through DM London are beginning store trials in Selfridges on its store on Oxford Street in London. We also feature on the Watch Hut website. Beyond 2013 we would seek to secure a position in Harrods and become a watch brand of choice for the British independent jeweller.
WP: What is the Junghans team’s favourite time of the day?
J: Waking up doing the job we all love. I would have to say the morning, great time to get things done.