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Our Head of Watches' Selection

Our Head of Watches, Neil Hollier, has curated a selection of prestigious watches, at surprising prices. Come and explore the collection in our Harrogate showroom.

TAG Heuer - Ayrton Senna Carrera Calibre 16 Special Edition

On the iconic steel legend bracelet, this 2015 edition timepiece is an excellent tribute to one of motor racing's finest drivers. In a 44mm case with an Anthracite dial, this piece is simply unmissable. £2750

Zenith - El Primero Chronomaster Tour Auto Edition

A tribute to classic cars - This limited edition item is number 58 of just 500. With an impressive 50 hour power reserve and 36,00 vph, this is one of Zenith's finest watches in their iconic El Primero collection. £6500

Baume et Mercier - 2016 Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963

This elegant timepiece is a limited edition item of just one of 1963. The 'Spirit of Competition' is clearly reflected in this honour to motor racing. This Automatic Chronograph has an impressive 48 hour power reserve, 28,000 vph and 50m water resistance. £2640

Meet The Team at Minster Gates

We’re delighted to welcome three exciting and passionate, new Sales Consultants to join our team at our Minster Gates shop. Sean, Sarah and Craig all have extensive experience in sales and are going to be true assets to our showroom in the heart of York.

Sarah Wilson – “I was born and raised in York and have worked in retail all my life. Having previously worked for another major, high-street jewellers in York before joining the Ogden of Harrogate team, I bring a wealth of jewellery experience with me. My high level of customer service and passion for my role makes our customer experience truly special. I will go out of my way to ensure our customer’s find the perfect piece. Incredibly, I have also previously worked at Hoppers Jewellers which we know now very well as our very own, The Little Diamond Shop!”

Sean Clemenson - “I’m Seán and I am all the way from Dublin, Ireland (so don’t let the accent throw you). I have been living in York 5 years now and my background has seen me work with many high end businesses. From large fashion brands to sparkly new bathrooms & tiles – I’ve worked with it all.  I take pride and great care in making sure all of my customers leave our shop happy with their purchase. Be it a splash of self-pampering or that perfect gift for someone special.

Funny Fact: I took part in an Irish version of the TV programme “Most Haunted” and set up camp for a 3 day weekend stay at a haunted castle.

It has certainly made dealing with York’s spooky history a lot easier!”

Craig Foster – “Having worked in the jewellery industry for over 8 years, Craig has developed a friendly and helpful relationship with his customers, many of whom return again and again, as well as gaining invaluable experience in new, pre-owned and bespoke jewellery, he has gained multiple qualifications in the same along the way. Craig also has a great interest in watches his current favourite brand being Ball.

If you have a piece you would like redesigning or valuing he will be only too happy to help you, So whatever your looking for,  if you’re looking to browse, buy or just need some ideas and advice on a new or existing piece, please feel free to pop in for a chat.”

 

If you’d like to learn more about our Minster Gates team or the beautiful items we have in our showroom, please give us a call on 01904 466811.

 

We hope to see you at Minster Gates soon!

Easter Opening Hours

Our Harrogate showroom and The Little Diamond Shop in York will be closed throughout the Easter weekend.

However, we are delighted that our Minster Gates shop in York will be open from 10am - 5pm on Easter Monday.

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

Baselworld 2017

The Ogden of Harrogate team were delighted to return recently to Baselworld to explore the magnificent display of timepieces that some of the world’s leading brands have to offer in 2017.

As expected, the staff were in awe of the extravagance that the brands had to offer. Despite downscaling and fewer brands exhibiting this year, the grandeur of the event certainly hadn’t been compromised.

Omega are truly celebrating in 2017 as they celebrate their 60th anniversary, releasing the ‘Omega 1957 Trilogy’, which is composed of limited edition pieces of their Seamaster 300, Speedmaster and Railmaster watches. This outstanding collection of classic watches proudly showcases the excellent craftmanship and tradition of Omega. The brand, however, has superbly conceived a Trilogy Box comprising all three of these watches of which just 557 sets are going to be created.  These will be a real rarity to acquire.

Another brand celebrating a big anniversary this year is Longines which celebrates its 185th anniversary by releasing the eye-catching new Record Collection. What is particularly impressive is that every piece in the collection is awarded ‘chronometer’ status by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), which adds more kudos to the brand. An elegant yet traditional collection which we think will do really well throughout 2017.

Zenith have decided to release a number of exciting new additions to its collection following Baselworld but the Defy El Primero 21 is a watch not to be missed! The renowned brand has released arguably its most illustrious chronograph yet. It marks the hundredths of a second making it faster times faster than its predecessor!  Not only is this an outstanding piece of timekeeping, it’s truly pleasing aesthetically with the classic Zenith style.

Tag Heuer also released a number of excellent new pieces with many beautiful re-releases of some of the best-known watches but at a more affordable price yet with the same, priceless Tag Heuer style and expertise. Tag Heuer’s highly-anticipated Autavia has been re-released with public assistance on what the new design would look like. The finished result is a truly magnificent piece as expected from the brand.

A pleasant surprise to see at Baselworld was FOPE releasing a beautiful watch to add to its sumptuous jewellery collection. In line with the signature elegant FOPE style, LadyFOPE is a truly distinctive, diamond encrusted watch, which complements the range of Flex’it bracelets, necklaces and earrings. FOPE’s traditional Flex’it bracelet has been combined with a small yet unmistakeable Swiss-made, quartz watch case. FOPE could soon become a contender in the horology world and 2017 looks set to be  a very exciting year for the brand.

This year’s releases at Baselworld are an exciting curtain-raiser for 2017 and we’re very excited to have many of these new watches on order for delivery very soon!

The Ogden Yorkshire Rose Collection

An exclusive range of Yorkshire Rose jewellery in 18ct white gold set with fine quality diamonds and coloured gemstones. Designed and created in the historic Ogden of Harrogate workshops, these stunning pieces of jewellery use the finest materials to celebrate the best of Yorkshire. 
We are happy to create bespoke designs to ensure our product are to your specific requirements. Price on application.