Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter Selling Pre-Owned Watches for the First Time

WatchesJul 09, 2021

Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter Selling Pre-Owned Watches for the First Time

It’s the result of a partnership with Watchfinder.

These pre-owned timepieces are being offered at Net-a-Porter via a partnership with Watchfinder & Co. Left to right: the Omega 34 mm 2020 De Ville Ladymatic in rose gold with mother-of-pearl and diamonds ($21,100); and Christian Dior 33 mm 2013 Dior VIII stainless steel, ceramic and diamond watch ($3,300).
New York—In case you needed more proof that the pre-owned watch market is red hot, Net-a-Porter and sister site Mr Porter have now entered the category. 

The e-tailers have partnered up with Watchfinder & Co. to offer a selection of timepieces to the American market, comprising 15 brands and 108 models. 

It’s a move that’s in line with Net-a-Porter’s increased focus on sustainability across all product categories. 

Alison Loehnis, president, luxury and fashion, of Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and discount site The Outnet, said: “Having developed our curated fine watch offering over the past few years, this collaboration represents an important next step in offering our customers a wide selection of quality timepieces from the growing pre-owned watch market, while advancing our commitment to circularity and sustainability.”

This week, women’s site Net-a-Porter debuted 26 timepieces from brands Bulgari, Christian Dior, Patek Philippe, Franck Muller, Omega and Rolex. 

Among the assortment are a Christian Dior La D De Dior, a Rolex Lady-Datejust, and Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

 Related stories will be right here … 

Men’s e-commerce site Mr Porter has 82 timepieces for sale via the Watchfinder partnership from Blancpain, Breguet, Franck Muller, Grand Seiko, Hublot, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tudor.

Among the pre-owned array is an Omega Speedmaster, Patek Philippe Nautilus, and Rolex Daytona.

Several of the watches offered are limited edition, rare, or discontinued.

Timepieces are offered in a special “Pre-Owned Watches” section on both sites and offer in-house watch specialist services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The e-commerce sites’ personal shopping services will facilitate virtual one-on-one appointments, as well as in-person previews.

Blancpain 38 mm Ref. No. 6057-3642-55A pre-owned 2014 Villeret Automatic Perpetual Calendar in 18-karat “red gold” with alligator strap ($21,400); and Patek Philippe 40 mm Ref. No. 5711/1A-010 pre-owned 2016 Nautilus Automatic stainless steel watch ($108,850).
Blancpain 38 mm Ref. No. 6057-3642-55A pre-owned 2014 Villeret Automatic Perpetual Calendar in 18-karat “red gold” with alligator strap ($21,400); and Patek Philippe 40 mm Ref. No. 5711/1A-010 pre-owned 2016 Nautilus Automatic stainless steel watch ($108,850).

As with any Watchfinder purchase, the company inspected and authenticated each timepiece prior to its online listing at its independent service center, which it says is the largest in Europe and is accredited by 19 watch manufacturers.

Each watch comes with the standard two-year Watchfinder warranty.

Mr Porter is offering the added benefit of allowing customers to trade in their timepieces for store credit valid across its entire site. This new trade-in service is being offered in the U.S. and U.K. markets. 

Watchfinder CEO Arjen van de Vall said, “The U.S. is a hugely important market for us and this new partnership is a significant evolution for both our business and the Watchfinder brand, something that will further establish us as the premier resource for pre-owned timepieces. 

“In addition to the curated collection of pre-owned watches available to buy on both sites, the addition of our new part exchange service via Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter’s personal shoppers will also allow their clients to more easily refresh their watch collections or spend that newly acquired credit in other Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter departments.”
Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

The Latest

Supplier BulletinAug 11, 2022
AGTA GemFair™ Denver – Back and Better Than Before!

Sponsored by AGTA

AuctionsAug 11, 2022
Sotheby’s Is Preparing its First Art Jewelry Auction This Fall

“Art as Jewelry as Art” features works from artists like Salvador Dalí, Alexander Calder, and Max Ernst.

IndependentsAug 11, 2022
Martin Katz Is Moving to a Penthouse

The jeweler is relocating his Beverly Hills store after 20 years and has begun developing a lifestyle brand.

Brought to you by
The American Mined™ Collection: Ethical Sourcing That Matters

Rio Grande provides a pathway to responsibly sourced gemstones.

MajorsAug 11, 2022
Brilliant Earth Opens First Missouri Showroom in St. Louis

It’s the company’s seventh showroom opening this year.

Weekly QuizAug 11, 2022
This Week’s Quiz
Test your knowledge of the latest jewelry news with this quick test.
Take the Quiz
Events & AwardsAug 11, 2022
HRD Antwerp Is Bringing Back Its Jewelry Design Competition

The Belgian organization is calling for entries from all over the world, with an eye on attracting emerging talent.

ColumnistsAug 10, 2022
On Data: What We Know About Jewelry Sales So Far This Year

Sherry Smith digs into year-to-date data on lab-grown vs. natural diamonds, the performance of colored gemstone jewelry, and more.

Brought to you by
Knowledge and Skills for Today’s Hot Topics

From laboratory-grown diamonds to design to country-of-origin, GIA's Alumni Collective™ has a seminar to suite your needs.

EditorsAug 10, 2022
Take a Tour Through Buccellati’s Vintage Jewelry Collection

Associate Editor Lenore Fedow leads readers through the Italian jeweler’s works from the 1940s to the 2000s.

CrimeAug 10, 2022
Smash-and-Grab NY Thieves Flee with $2M in Jewels

The NYPD is still searching for the four suspects who robbed Rocco’s Jewelry in the Bronx.

Events & AwardsAug 10, 2022
JA New York Returns with New Designer Gallery

The jewelry trade show is taking place Aug. 14-16 at the Javits Center in New York City.

MajorsAug 10, 2022
GIA Is Now a Sponsor of AGS Young Titleholders

The sponsorship will help fund programs and initiatives in the upcoming year.

MajorsAug 09, 2022
Signet to Buy Blue Nile in $360M Deal

The jewelry giant said the acquisition will allow it to tap into a pool of customers who are younger, more affluent and ethnically diverse.

TechnologyAug 09, 2022
Tiffany & Co.’s CryptoPunk Pendant NFTs Are Sold Out

There were only 250 made available, selling for more than $50,000.

CollectionsAug 09, 2022
Cora Sheibani Shows a Magic Garden of Jewelry at Sotheby’s

The British-based Swiss designer’s “Pottering Around” collection is for sale at Sotheby’s East Hampton starting this week.

SourcingAug 09, 2022
Diamond Price List Introduces ‘Insights’ Platform

It provides real-time diamond market analytics.

SourcingAug 09, 2022
Grandview Klein to Donate Dialysis Machines to Namibian Clinic

The diamond firm will give the donation at a ceremony in Namibia this month during a trip for select retail jeweler partners.

CrimeAug 08, 2022
Nehal Modi Sentenced to 3-9 Years in Grand Larceny Case

He was convicted last month after falsely claiming he had a deal with Costco in order to obtain millions in diamonds from LLD Diamonds USA.

TrendsAug 08, 2022
Amanda’s Style File: Spicy Spinels

Tough, vibrant, and full of personality, spinel is a perfect birthstone for August babies, Amanda Gizzi says.

IndependentsAug 08, 2022
Gemist, NDC to Offer Custom Pieces by BIPOC Designers

Dorian Webb, one of the designers in the Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative, will be the first to work with Gemist.

MajorsAug 08, 2022
Here’s How to Support Jewelers for Children this JFC Day

The charity will hold its fifth annual fundraising day on Sept. 24.

SourcingAug 05, 2022
Rare Earth Mining Co.’s Bill Heher Dies at 72

The passionate gem lover helped bring more than 300 different varieties of stones to the gem trade.

TrendsAug 05, 2022
Piece of the Week: Storrow Jewelry’s ‘Emblem Rosa’ Charm

The brand has attracted attention for its colorful, vintage-inspired pieces.

MajorsAug 05, 2022
Former Nike Executive Joins Team at David Yurman

Marcelo Tau is the company’s new chief operations officer.

Policies & IssuesAug 05, 2022
Satta Matturi Joins RJC Board

The jewelry designer founded her eponymous brand in 2015 after nearly two decades in the diamond industry.

Supplier BulletinAug 04, 2022
Unusual Jewelry Finds Eager Buyers In Online Auctions

Sponsored by HiBid

CollectionsAug 04, 2022
The Rest of De Beers’ 2022 High Jewelry Collection Is Here

It features fives sets of jewelry.


This site uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing to use & browse this site, we assume you agree to our Privacy Policy