Rolex shop to open in Belfast arcade in £1m investment
Northern Ireland jeweller Lunn's is opening a Rolex store in a £1m investment at the newly-refurbished Queen's Arcade in Belfast.
The new store featuring the luxury Swiss watches will be located at the Donegall Place entrance to Queen's Arcade, a retail property belonging to Lunn's. It is expected to open next spring.
The family-owned jeweller has also said it's opening an accredited Rolex workshop in the arcade for the servicing of Rolex models.
It will be the only dedicated workshop in Northern Ireland with access to genuine certified Rolex parts.
The announcement follows Lunn's recent plans to restore and refurbish the arcade. Peter Lunn, chairman of Lunn's Jewellers, said the brand's arrival will boost retail in the city and become a tourist destination.
"Rolex is one of the world's true super-brands and to have their store on Donegall Place, the city's main retail thoroughfare, is a major expression of confidence.
"The store will offer customers a truly immersive experience of the brand," he said.
"We are also very excited to be opening a fully accredited Rolex workshop, which will help owners to maintain the value and ensure the quality of their watches by having them serviced by skilled technicians on site at Queen's Arcade.
"It represents a big investment in Rolex parts, but we believe it is an essential part of the authentic Rolex experience."
Richard de Leyser, managing director of Rolex UK, said: "I'm delighted that Lunn's continues to invest in our partnership and excited at the prospect of expanding the Rolex offering in Queen's Arcade."
He said the space would "complement the historic architecture of Queen's Arcade and provide a fitting home for Rolex".