The Laings Journal

29th September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Jewellery

In honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II, we reflect on her iconic styles and jewellery pieces throughout her lifetime. The longest ruling monarch in British history influenced the jewellery industry over the years, from purchasing pieces herself, being presented with exquisite gifts, and inheriting precious jewels from a long line of royal succession.


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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Jewellery

In honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II, we reflect on her iconic styles and jewellery pieces throughout her lifetime. The longest ruling monarch in British history influenced the jewellery industry over the years, from purchasing pieces herself, being presented with exquisite gifts, and inheriting precious jewels from a long line of royal succession.

29th September 2022

Laings Unveils Exclusive Fabergé Thistle Pendant

In a sensational celebration of heritage, craftsmanship and design, Laings is delighted to unveil a unique pendant, created in collaboration with iconic jewellery Maison, Fabergé.

7th September 2022

The Next Evolution of the TUDOR Pelagos

A series steeped in innovation and naval history, the TUDOR Pelagos is the ultimate accessory for aquatic adventures. TUDOR unveils the newest reinvention of this iconic timepiece, equipped with the technology of a high-performance diving watch in a refined 39mm case.

31st August 2022

Rolex and The US Open: An Electric Atmosphere

The US Open is the final Grand Slam® tournament of the tennis season. As a privileged partner of world tennis, Rolex has been associated with this event since 2018.

29th August 2022

Why Choose Pre-Owned at Laings?

Laings holds an incredible history of over 180 years, with our expertise and knowledge helping guide clients on their journey of fine watchmaking. Throughout its rich history, Laings has developed meaningful relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, introducing their timepieces to our clientele to be treasured for generations. Encompassing centuries of this esteemed Swiss craftmanship is Laings Pre-Owned collection, with timepieces waiting to continue their legacy in the hands of those with an appreciation for fine watchmaking.

24th August 2022

Laings adds sparkle to the launch of the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival

This month marks the launch of the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Drawing crowds from all over the globe, the showcase provides a packed programme of creative acts in the world’s largest arts festival. Laings was delighted to mark the beginning of the calendar by supporting the 40th anniversary of the Assembly Festival Gala.

18th August 2022

Chopard L.U.C – A Legend of Haute Horology

Laings is honoured to be presenting the Chopard L.U.C collection for the first time, exclusively in Edinburgh and Cardiff. An incredible opportunity for watch enthusiasts to experience the prestigious watch series, Laings is home to the rare complications and evolutionary innovation that shape the L.U.C collection.

21st July 2022

Rolex and The Open: Golf’s Oldest Major

Traditionally contested in the United Kingdom during the third week of July, The Open is the fourth and final tournament that make up the men’s annual Majors. Associated with this competition since 1981, Rolex is today a privileged partner of world golf.

12th July 2022

Introducing the New TUDOR Heritage Ranger

To mark the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition, TUDOR presents the Ranger model, a tool watch celebrating the spirit of this daring adventure, complete with Manufacture Calibre MT5402, a 39-millimetre case and a clasp with rapid adjustment system.

12th July 2022

Rolex and The Championships, Wimbledon

Rolex first partnered with The Championships, Wimbledon, in 1978. The world’s oldest tennis tournament is the temple of lawn tennis and of the original game. It is also where athletes become legends.

8th July 2022

The Calatrava – One of Patek Philippe’s Most Important Classics

In 1932, brothers Jean and Charles Henri Stern took ownership of Patek, Philippe & Cie. As their first major act as owners, the Stern brothers introduced a collection which went on to become a cult icon in fine watchmaking, with a prevailing legacy spanning over 90 years.

6th July 2022

The Mille Miglia – A Fascination with Time

The month of June saw motoring enthusiasts flock to Brescia, Italy, for one of the industry’s most iconic events. Translating to thousand miles, the Mille Miglia is an open road roundtrip to Rome and back, bypassing summery stretches of Adriatic coastline and bustling streets of metropolitan cities. Each year, Chopard honours this iconic racing event with a reinvention of its timepiece, this year unveiling the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Race Edition 2022.

30th June 2022

Rolex at Laings: An Unforgettable Experience

Laings is proud to have been an Official Rolex Retailer for over 60 years. With our highly-trained teams and showrooms steeped in green and gold history, the Rolex at Laings experience is unforgettable. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southampton and Cardiff are all home to a Laings Rolex showroom – where we continue to welcome both new and returning clients, helping them to select the perfect Rolex timepiece.

16th June 2022

Introducing Laings Mono-Brand OMEGA Showroom in Cardiff

Laings is delighted to open the doors to our new OMEGA showroom at St David’s, Cardiff – the first ever in Wales.

18th May 2022

Emma Millar – An Antwerp Adventure

Laings Goldsmith, Emma Millar, embarked on a journey to Antwerp to undertake a three-month Optical Diamond Setting course at Alexandre School to become a Stone Setter, a rare skill. Follow Emma’s adventure in ‘The Diamond Capital of The World’ and discover the incredible artistry and skill she brings back to us here at Laings.

16th May 2022

A Journey Through The 4Cs of Diamonds

Diamonds are one of the earth's most precious creations and today are used as symbols of love, commitment, and triumph. In the middle of the twentieth century, GIA developed the first classification system for describing diamonds, which is now accepted and adopted worldwide. We are here to make learning about these gemstones easier as we talk you through the 4Cs of diamonds.

7th April 2022

Chopard Unveil ‘The Sound of Eternity’ – A Trilogy of Full Strike Models

Chopard honours the 25th anniversary of its L.U.C collection with a series of new chiming timepieces. The acoustic masterpieces are infused with the expertise of brothers and musician maestros, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, as well as the technical guidance from Chopard Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.

6th April 2022

Rolex Unveils its 2022 Watch Creations

In an exhibition of its continued innovative and pioneering spirit, Rolex presents the 2022 creations refining its iconic models with technical prowess and watchmaking expertise.

1st April 2022