How to buy a luxury watch – a theme night of Wempe and FT in London
The event on the topic “How to buy a luxury watch” at the Sofitel London St. James on 14 June offered exciting insights into the world of luxury watches.
At the event on the topic “How to buy a luxury watch”, Kim-Eva Wempe exchanged views in a lively discussion round with Simon de Burton, who hosted the evening, and further watch experts. Wempe welcomed more than 130 interested guests to this informative event carried out in co-operation with the Financial Times London.
Impressions from the evening and comments of the participants can be seen in the following video:
After the welcoming address of Simon de Burton, FT specialist author, it was Kim-Eva Wempe’s turn. With regard to the company’s history, she said: “When I started in '82 we had three watchmakers. Now there are 124 people in the watch service.
The evening continued with a lively panel discussion: the experts Paul David Maudsley (watch specialist at the auction house Phillips), Ahmed Rahman (watch collector), Simon de Burton (specialized journalist), Megan Young (watchmaker at Wempe London) and Kim-Eva Wempe discussed the development of the watch market. The sometimes very passionate debate included all motivations and backgrounds that are involved in buying a luxury watch. Is it worthwhile to buy a coveted vintage icon or is a modern investment item the better choice? The audience was invited to participate in the talk with questions and certainly returned home with sound advice.