David Duggan gained his passion for wristwatches while working for his brother John dealing in rare coins and pocket watches. In 1983, he set up by himself and now leads a team of experts with more than 150 years’ combined experience in horology from his shop in Burlington Arcade. ‘We don’t just know watches. We also know how to match the perfect watch with each individual and their personal lifestyle,’ they say.
An approved Rolex service centre led by expert watchmaker Ian Forster (formerly of Patek Philippe and Cartier), they are also members of the British Horological Institute and associate members of Sotheby’s. ‘The trick,’ Duggan says, ‘is to find a watch market that’s about to grow, and grab hold of it.