- 13 Aug 18
Iconic Dublin store Weir & Sons boasts a treasure trove of luxury goods, including a stunning range of watches with a rock and roll edge.
It's coming up to autumn, which for many people means starting new phases in their life; commencing college, entering the job market, beginning a new work quarter. And what better way to celebrate a new era in your life, to honour the passing of time, and to look towards the future, than with a striking new watch?
Open nearly 150 years, revered Dublin store Weir & Sons was established in 1896, when Thomas Weir moved to the Irish capital from Glasgow. He duly transformed the city's perception of what real luxury and elegance could be. Weir & Sons' range of stunning jewellery, watches and fine china has long attracted lovers of top-range gifts, with esteemed visitors and customers including Princess Grace of Monaco and her husband Prince Rainier, and Walt Disney himself.
One of Weir & Sons' esteemed brands is Zenith, a watch manufacturer that has registered over 300 patents, created more than 600 movement variations, and won 2,333 prizes in the field of chronometry: an absolute record. Zenith were also behind the world's first integrated automatic chronograph movement, beating at the exceptional frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour: the El Primero chronograph calibre, an acknowledged benchmark to this day, accurate to one one-thousandth of a second.