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Watch it at Weirs with €90,500 commemorative timepiece

Jewellery store Weirs & Sons is celebrating 150 years of existence with a swish tie-in with the luxury European watchmaker, Patek Philippe

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
23rd June, 2019
From left: Natasha, Chris and Lucinda Andrews of Weir & Sons Picture: Fergal Phillips

What price a piece of Irish retail history? If it’s horological, then the answer could be €90,500.

That’s the amount that 25 Irish and overseas buyers have each paid for a limited-edition watch produced by the Swiss maker Patek Philippe for the Dublin jewellery store Weir & Sons.

The watch, which was made to mark the Grafton Street store’s 150th anniversary, has an alligator strap, an engraved sapphire-crystal back and what is...

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