Rapport London announces U.S. expansion



Katie Goldblatt, director of British heritage brand Rapport London announced that her family’s fourth generation luxury watch, accessories and leather products business is rapidly expanding in the United States.

Rapport London newly opened a logistics and distribution hub in New Jersey to service a growing number of customers throughout the USA. Retailers include Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, premium watch retailers such as Tourneau-Bucherer, London Jewelers and online retailers Rapport USA, MR PORTER, Farfetch and Hodinkee.

Designed to preserve and maintain the investment value of fine jewelry and premium timepieces, the British-based company’s handcrafted products appeal to watch connoisseurs and discerning shoppers alike. The range includes automatic watch winders and accessories catering to luxury watch collectors, pocket watches, and upscale leather and wooden gifts for ladies and gentlemen. The brand also produces a range of specialty trunks designed to house watch winders, jewelry and specialty accessories.

The company was originally founded in 1898 by Maurice A. Rapport, who at the age of twenty produced his first timepiece. It was so well received that M. A. Rapport & Co. Ltd. was born, and the clocks produced by the company ultimately graced fine homes throughout the world.

Now, three generations later, Maurice’s grandson Derek is chairman of Rapport London, while Goldblatt and Oliver Rapport (also a grandson of Maurice) serve as active co-directors. The family-run business has always stood by three key principles: innovation, quality and service. The latest watch winders boast features such as fingerprint access and touchscreen control panels. The company prides itself on being on the cutting edge of new technology while sourcing the most exquisite leathers, suedes, wood and metal accessories from around the globe. The Rapport team of master craftsmen and artisans creates world-class handcrafted products, designed to be handed down from generation to generation.

“It’s really important that every single product has been designed to stand the test of time, with an acute attention to detail,” says Goldblatt.