Laings and Rolex

Our History

Founded in 1840 by brothers James and William Laing, the family business began supplying Clydebuilt vessels with silverware and precision instruments. This is where our expertise in timekeeping began. We were appointed by the Admiralty and the Clyde Port Authority as official clockmakers.

Laings is one of the largest independent luxury jewellers in the UK offering an exceptional collection of jewellery and Swiss watches, including Rolex.

The Laing Family

The sixth-generation of the Laing family are now at the helm. Wendy and Joe Walsh were appointed in 2011 and together with our team, many of whom have devoted over 30 years to our business, continue to learn from previous generations and push boundaries in the world of luxury.

Rolex and Laings

As an Official Rolex Retailer, Laings are proud to be in partnership, sharing the values and exacting standards of the revered Swiss watch brand. We continue to welcome both new and returning customers in-store, helping them to select the perfect timepiece.

Our Rolex Showrooms

Laings have Rolex showrooms in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Southampton. Our experienced teams welcome you to visit us in store to discuss our range of men’s and women’s Rolex watches. Our knowledgable teams will provide in-depth information about the collections and take delight in finding our customers the perfect timepiece.


Founded in 1840 by two brothers the Laings story is an enduring one that continues today. Over 180 years we have offered exceptional craftsmanship, five-star customer service, knowledgeable teams and a luxurious Laings experience.

"Rolex and Laings are two companies with rich histories to build upon. They are also two companies who embrace their future, working together to create memories that will be cherished for generations." Joe Walsh, CEO Laings