©2020 Watch Distributors Directory

Watch Distributors Directory helps watch brands and distributors to connect efficiently

WHY A WATCH DISTRIBUTORS DIRECTORY?

Distribution is a multi-faceted challenge for watch brands: well-known, financially solid brands must determine to what extent and in which markets they prefer to operate through traditional distribution or handle it themselves, while newcomers and smaller brands must evaluate the most efficient method of gaining access to markets. Under this distribution model, both can benefit from the distributors local network and know-how. But finding  the right watch distributor is often a challenge.

 

The Watch Distribution Directory is the most ambitious, cost effective, unique and updated B2B database to provide an easy and accurate access to companies’ information within the watch distribution industry worldwide, with a direct link to the watch community.

Through a secured on-line database, our customers will have direct access to all distributors’ information and its frequent updates. We aim to cover over 100 markets worldwide. To start, the total number of national distributors and agents listed will be close to 1600  (including subsidiaries). The database indexes about 1200 watch brands.

HOW TO JOIN?

 
 

YOU ARE A DISTRIBUTOR

The Watch Distribution Directory lists every watch distributor free of charge. Don't hesitate to reach out to us to update your information and network better

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE ALREADY BEEN LISTED AS DISTRIBUTOR?

The Directory is currently in development stage and will be released officially in February 2020.  You will probably be contacted soon by our team to cross-check information regarding your business details.

CONNECT WITH US TO UPDATE YOUR COMPANY INFORMATION

Should you wish to submit your company information and make sure you're listed correctly, download the file below (desktop version), complete it and send it back to info@watch-distribution.ch. We will confirm to you once your data is updated.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M NOT UPDATING MY COMPANY PROFILE?

Making sure you have accurate and up-to-date information about your company in the reference database in the watch business is the key to a transparent and fruitful B2B business. Watch brands will rely on this database to connect with you.

HOW WILL THE DATABASE EVOLVE IN THE FUTURE?

We will update our database regularly with new contacts as well as updated datas. We aim to cover 95% of the watch distribution network within the coming months.

LOOKING FOR A DISTRIBUTOR

We offer an unique and powerful sourcing tool to help watch brands identify worldwide the perfect newtwork suiting your distribution strategy.

WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE?

  • Watch distribution company contact details

  • Their watch brand portfolio

  • Their jewellery brand portfolio

  • Their other cotegories portfolio

  • Watch brand segmentation

  • Organization (group, independent)

  • Company type (subsidiary, distributor, agent)

  • Activities on social network (Facebook, Instagram)

  • Access to Europa Star 70 years archives, inclding 100'000 articles covering 170 countries

WHICH INDUSTRY SECTORS ARE AVAILABLE?

We focus on the watch industry but also cover related categories such as jewellery, clocks, watch winders, writing instruments, bracelets, etc. 

WHAT IS THE SUBSCRIPTION COST?

  • 4 months full access to the database: CHF 995.-

  • 12 months full access to the database: CHF 1250.-

  • Preferential conditions for Baselworld 2020 exhibitors: 12 months full access to the database for CHF 995.-

 

Keep me informed upon opening of registration:

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE
  • Summer 2019: Database building started

  • January 14,  2020: Official announcement of the Watch Distribution Directory

  • February 2020: Official launch of the database

  • Baselworld 2020 (April 30th-May 5th): Presence of WDD with a booth

  • Throughout 2020: Regular updates and addition of new contacts to WDD

 

ABOUT THE  FOUNDERS

The Watch Distribution Directory is a joint program between two insiders of the Swiss watch industry.

THIERRY HURON - THE MERCURY PROJECT

The Mercury Project is a data-driven consulting company focusing on the watch & jewellery retail industry. It provides business intelligence information to the industry stakeholders (companies, retailers and federations) through a reliable monitoring of the key aspects and trends of the markets. Its activities lie on documented and trusted databases focusing on the watch & jewellery retail information (sell-out data, retailer database and new brand launch).

As Mercury Project’s founder, Mr Thierry Huron brings years of experience and success in the luxury and market research industry. While managing the international Marketing strategy at TAG Heuer, he identified the need for a trusted global source of sell-out data in the watch industry and initiated numerous programs in this field.

Follow his daily #watchretail posts on LinkedIn. They fill a gap in the watch & jewellery industry, by contributing to the knowledge of its retailing activity.
 

Connect with Thierry Huron on LinkedIn

THOMAS BAILLOD - WATCH TRADE ACADEMY

Watch Trade Academy is the first academy dedicated to international watch distribution. The global watch business is in a state of continuous change, with the digital revolution altering approaches to distribution and retail. Staying ahead of the game at such a challenging time requires new skills, which is why Watch Trade Academy has developed an 8-week Masterclass that give people the tools they need to develop a winning distribution strategy for any watch brand.

 

Academy’s founder, Mr. Thomas Baillod has an extended experience in watch distribution worldwide and is lecturer in several Masters degree programs in Switzerland and abroad. Having observed the current mutation in the watch distribution, he stands for the traditional distribution while anticipating the new trends of the Distribution 4.0.

 

Connect with Thomas Baillod on LinkedIn

CONTACT US

Any question?

Drop us an email or contact us directly via the form attached.

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