There is an interesting new “unique masterpieces” project underway at famous London watch retailer Marcus. The exhibit celebrates the the 10th anniversary for the Marcus boutique on New Bond Street, as well as proprietor Marcus Margulies’ own 70th birthday.
For those of you new to the name, the Marcus watch store located at 170 Bond Street in London is advertised as containing “The most important collection of watches in the World”. And yes, it is easily said that the line up of names is truly formidable, ranging from long-established, high end brands such as Audemars Piguet and Girard-Perregaux to more recent yet well respected brands including Franck Muller, Richard Mille, Urwerk and Greubel Forsey. The store belongs to Marcus Margulies whose family company, Time Products, dates back to the early 1960’s when his Father Alexander moved to England from Poland and established a business distributing inexpensive watches imported from the Soviet Union. This company was named Sekonda and is now the UK’s best-selling watch brand. To me, I think of Marcus in the same category as a Chronopassion in Paris or a Westime here in the U.S. — among the most prestigious watch stores in the world, with the clientele to back it up.
Now — as to the Marcus Unique Masterpieces Exhibit. Some of the leading watch companies from Marcus’s past and present have made contributions to the exhibition featuring all one of a kind unique pieces. I’ll be featuring them in detail here are Perpetuelle over the next few months — I’ll add each piece below after I’ve covered it in detail!