Spring forward - IJL unveils a treasure trove of watches for the start of British Summer Time

26 Mar 2014

British Summer Time starts Sunday 30 March at 01:00 GMT, regular as clockwork. Ahead of this, International Jewellery London unveils a stunning array of watches collections showing at this year’s show at Olympia.

Sam Willoughby, Show Director, comments: "Visitors coming to the show this year looking for a good selection of quality watches across all price points, won't be disappointed. We are delighted to have such an excellent selection of brands on board already - with more in the pipeline. Their presence certainly reinforces IJL's position as the definitive industry showcase".

Exhibitor Paul Halliday from Peers Hardy states:  “IJL is a really important show for the Peers Hardy group as it is a superb window to showcase our collections in the vital period, just prior to Christmas. Having a large presence at the show, ensures that our retailers view our broad selection of brands in their full glory, which in turn allows them an insight as to how this will be reflected in their own store's environment.”

Caroline Blanchard, Wholesale Director, FF Group, added: “We are delighted to be showcasing both Links of London and Folli Follie at IJL 2014. This prestigious exhibition will offer us a platform to reinforce key UK relationships whilst introducing both brands to international retailers and elevating the brands as key players in the global market. In addition, IJL will help deliver increased brand awareness through the presentation of our AW14 campaigns and new product categories.”

Below is a snapshot of some of the stylish timepieces showing at IJL 2014 … Tick Tock, enjoy!

Fuelled by the daring spirit of motor sport, the MPH range from Links of London is a high-octane timepiece solution for men. With a choice of bracelet or leather straps and brushed stainless steel or a darker gunmetal finish, there is something for even the most discerning of men.

The new Links of London Effervescence collection is inspired by the spirit of celebration with the striking star watches crafted from droplets of stainless steel reminiscent of champagne bubbles with optional white sapphire pavé bezels for extra sparkle.

Links of London’s quintessential Driver collection continues to expand with its simple, bold design and now comes with the option of the classic round, ellipse or latest square dials.

If bikes are more your thing, the 2014 Tour de France Collection from Festina (the official timekeeper for the Tour de France) will be one for collectors this year, as three stages of the race will be held in the UK. The 2014 Tour de France chronograph has either a steel or an iconic rubberised strap in the shape of a cycling chain. The Limited Edition boasts brown IP plating, sapphire glass and comes in a special box.

Walkies! Radley watches for women continue to pull at the heart strings - partly thanks to the brand’s loyal following and the story it tells. This season’s new 'must haves' showcase Radley’s characteristic flair and style infusing modern influences with innovative design.

Daniel Wellington watches put the P in Preppy. Daniel Wellington has innate style and loves to wear his Rolex watch on old Nato straps, which led in turn to this distinctive collection of watches. These feature clean, slim and elegant lines, complemented by the different patterns and colours of the classic Nato straps. Refined and perfectly round, the Daniel Wellington watch signature is minimalistic - and will appeal to almost everyone with a sense of classic and timeless design. And with interchangeable straps you can have a different watch for every day of the week.

The Swiss made Nouveau Hexagone luxury watches for men and women from Tresor Paris launch in May 2014. Faces are covered with diamond cut glass for an glamorous Tresor Paris look. Made from 316L Stainless steel, the watches and bezels feature 18 carat white, rose, yellow gold and/or black plating. All the bezels are interchangeable for day/night co-ordination and are available in three sizes, each featuring at least one stunning diamond. There are sixteen different models to choose from, including many unisex gold plated varieties and a handful of options with coloured leather straps, shimmering crystal bezels and sparkly dials for those wanting a dazzling effect.

Italian watch brand ToyWatch is launching new collections for 2014, including the quirky ToySwing, which combines the classic ToyWatch face with a long chain to form a beautiful pendant. Chic and elegant, its vintage façade, combined with the trend-led prints and colours on the reverse, makes it the perfect accessory.

Also new is the Velvety Camouflage. This new take on the much-loved Velvety range comes in traditional green camo and has an innovative second skin feel thanks to clever technology.

A unique new way to catch time, Colour Inspiration is a colourful and eye catching new watch brand. German artist Paul Heimbach created this unique concept where moving discs replace the hands and create new colour mixtures with every minute passing by.

For classic retro style, look no further than a very collectible pre-owned Rolex, such as the on-trend Gentleman’s Bi Metal Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet. The best seller from bqwatches.com was made between 1990 to mid-2000, and is supplied fully serviced, polished and with a 2 year guarantee.

And last but by no means least, are Candino Swiss watches, founded 1947, which come with the Made in Switzerland promise. Most feature sapphire glass and use Swiss Quartz or automatic movements. This year’s collectibles include for Him, the Sports Collection - chronographs, with leather straps  - and for Her the Elegance Collection - watches with CZ stones set into the dial.


IJL 2014 will run from 31 August to 2 September 2014 at Olympia, London. LUXURY by IJL, The Ultimate in Luxury Jewellery, will run from 31 August to 1 September at Olympia, London.

For more information about IJL and LUXURY by IJL, please contact: Jennifer Hall-Thompson or Suzanna Hammond +44 (0) 207 630 6633 / +44 (0) 7944 860 839 IJLPressoffice@reedexpo.co.uk  

About International Jewellery London

International Jewellery London is your only dedicated UK jewellery trade event, unveiling the latest inspiring collections, contemporary and classic.

IJL celebrates the most talented, innovative British and International jewellery designers, wholesalers and manufacturers.

International Jewellery London takes place at Olympia, London from 31 August – 2 September 2014. For further information please visit www.jewellerylondon.com

IJL is sponsored by the NAG & BJA and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, Platinum Guild International, The Responsible Jewellery Council and CIBJO.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com  

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