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The top 5 luxury watch shops in Istanbul

Turkey has a long history of fine jewellery craftsmanship, and Istanbul is home to stores from many of the best jewellery brands. Watches are popular buys from Istanbul, with many stores selling high-end designer timepieces. We offer our edit of the most prestigious watch boutiques in Istanbul, whether you are looking to buy a luxury souvenir or a gift for a loved one

Emily Scrivener
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Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin is sure to have a watch for even the most discerning customer in its four core collections: Marine, Functional, Exceptional and Classico. The company was founded more than 170 years ago to make marine and pocket chronometers, and its watches have been at the forefront of innovation and style ever since.

Ulysse Nardin, Ahmet Kara İş Hanı 2C, Altın Sokak, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, +90 (0)212 259 8855

IWC has established a reputation as a leading purveyor of luxury watches since it was founded in 1868. The Swiss watchmaker has long focused on combining precision engineering, exclusive designs and a passion for innovation to create some of the most striking timepieces on the market. Watch aficionados will marvel at the various collections, including the timeless Portugieser. Those who prefer a slightly smaller and more luxurious timepiece will love the Portofino collection.

IWC, Altın Sokak 4A, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, +90 (0)212 224 4604

Rolex has been a watchmaking innovator since its launch with 1908, with more than 400 patents to its name. It has recently opened two boutiques in Istanbul, one in İstinye Park shopping centre and the other in the chic Nişantaşı neighbourhood. Both boutiques offer the brand’s range of exceptional models as well as facilities for servicing your much-loved Rolex.

Rolex, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi 40A, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, +90 (0)212 291 8230

Founded in 1860, Chopard has built a reputation on exquisite Swiss-made pieces. Combining true craftsmanship with flawless techniques and luxury design, Chopard is a must-visit for lovers of haute horologie. The Happy Diamonds with 18-carat rose gold and diamonds is dedicated to the modern women; the La Strada collection, meanwhile, is a distinctly lavish affair with curves designed to mirror the beauty of Italian actresses of the 1950s and lines of diamonds echoing the paved streets of Rome.

Chopard, Mim Kemal Öke Caddesi 13A, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, +90 (0)212 225 1775

Omega has long been at the forefront of technological advancements, such as the introduction of its Ceragold technology, which enables ceramic watch parts to be decorated with 18-carat gold. Over its long history, it has become known for luxury models that have attracted the attention of athletes and aristocrats alike; its watches have been worn in space and under the sea, and Omega is also James Bond’s watch brand of choice.

Omega, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi 65A, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, +90 (0)212 230 0671



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