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Carry on Investing

Carry on Investing

Family firm expands and enhances store to offer unrivalled service to customers

When Jamieson & Carry relocated to their current premises in Union Street in 1925, they had already established themselves as a leading jeweller.

Under the watchful eye of Christopher, Philip and Angus Carry, this highly acclaimed business is regarded as Union Street’s flagship store. The name has always been synonymous with quality and great service and the team are intent on keeping this accolade with continued investment.

Last year the company completed an expansion to the Rolex area of the store. As the only authorised Rolex retailer in the north-east of Scotland, customers are encouraged to visit this dedicated showroom, where you can enjoy a coffee or champagne in the luxurious surroundings and seek advice from their highly trained team, who can help you make a choice that will last a lifetime.

In early June this year Jamieson & Carry unveiled their new Patek Philippe showroom with an exhibition of the new 2019 models. Patek Philippe, established in 1839, are the last independent family-owned manufacturer of watches in Geneva and the showroom further enhances their commitment to the finest high-quality products.

The Patek Philippe Collection was available to view instore from 4-8 June and offered customers the opportunity to view the new pieces from Patek Philippe that were launched during the Baselworld show in March 2019.

Philip Carry explained: “The internal expansion and redevelopment has really added to the customer experience that we can offer. Working in partnership with the leading independent Swiss watch manufacturers – Rolex & Patek Philippe – we are proud to offer one of the finest selections of watches and jewellery in the UK, right in the heart of Aberdeen.

Next month the company will embark on the third stage of a five-stage investment plan with the redevelopment of their workshop to maintain the very highest standards. The workshop consists of a team of jewellers and watchmakers and is an important part of the business. The jewellers combine traditional skills mixed with the latest technology to ensure your treasured possessions are looked after to the highest level and the final result is sparkling.

Philip continued: “In the past 10 years we have seen a rise in the demand for unique and bespoke pieces, and having the skills and experience of the workshop right to hand within our own building allows us to make the dreams of our customers turn into reality.”

The watchmakers strive for the highest standards, regularly trained by Rolex to ensure they are Rolex accredited. This gives Jamieson & Carry the option of carrying out services and maintenance of your watch within the building rather than sending them off to the UK service centre and reducing the time that your watch is away.

The partners will continue to invest in the building and the business, and welcome the Union Street regeneration programme as their success is reliant on being in the heart of the city.

Philip said: “We are delighted to be investing in our building in the heart of Aberdeen’s Union Street. Our location has been key to our success over four generations and we plan to be here for a long time to come.”

However, it is not just the building that Jamieson & Carry are investing in, but also the people. The team are continually developing, with internal training which complements the external educational programmes from the Swiss Watch brands and diamond training courses to ensure that all diamond ring customers get the right advice for that important purchase.

A proud Philip announced: “One of the most rewarding parts of our business is to see members of our team flourish with their confidence through knowledge and develop their passion for our business”.

Whatever your choice, this amazing shop – which has evolved with its customers over the years – will be at the hub of north-east retailing for years to come. Their unrivalled, knowledgeable staff and welcoming atmosphere will ensure it remains a gem in the heart of the city.