Scrupulous service and dedication to detail keep
Abbott’s ticking

Is ‘island time’ irking you? One company is threatening to confine the quintessential
regional phenomenon to the days of hourglasses and sundials.

Abbott’s Jewellery & Perfumery AntiguaCustomers, clients and staff at Abbott’s Jewellery & Perfumery must surely be the most punctual in Antigua. Not only is the family-owned-and-operated firm the local authorised retailer for Rolex, it also has the prestigious status of being the sole retailer in the country to have its own professional watch repair and servicing department.

Dedication to detail, scrupulous service and exhaustive expertise are just some of the reasons the thriving company has been kept ticking for almost a decade and a half.
Throw in a diverse range of luxury wristwatches, jewellery and perfume and it’s easy to see why Abbott’s continues to go from strength to strength. The last 14 years have also seen the company’s workforce almost doubled from 15 to 26.

Whether it’s a ‘must-have’, a ‘just-want’, or a gorgeous gift for a loved one, there are few better places to browse than Abbott’s Heritage Quay store. Beyond its welcoming glass frontage, a veritable treasure trove of elegance awaits. The Rolex name is synonymous with style, sophistication, performance and prestige. In addition to a magnificent array of pieces from the timeless watchmakers, Abbott’s stocks several other internationally renowned brands including Omega, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Longines, Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant and Tissot.

Today, with a reputation as one of Antigua’s premier watch and jewellery retailers firmly cemented, the company offers a unique blend of distinctive, high quality and celebrated jewellery lines. Collections include David Yurman, John Hardy, Marco Bicego, Tacori, Roberto Coin, Chimento, Rebecca, and Chamilia.

An adjoining fragrance boutique features numerous brand name perfumes and colognes, along with gifts such as Cross and Parker pens, Lladro figurines, and hand-made jewellery by Antica Murrina.

Abbott’s stamp of approval is evident in the original, internationally recognised warranties and certificates of authenticity provided with its precious stones and merchandise.

A company spokeswoman said: “We select the finest items available worldwide. Our dedicated sales associates offer excellent and knowledgeable customer service at all times, attending annual training sessions hosted by various international brands that ensure they are fully equipped to promote their product.”

Abbott’s Jewellery & Perfumery AntiguaComplementing the store, she continued, is the highly respected watch repair service, headed by an internationally trained watchmaker with more than 30 years experience.

She added: “Abbott’s prides itself on its sense of corporate social responsibility and is always ready to give back to the community. The company has sponsored numerous sporting and cultural events and is a willing charitable partner to organisations involving cancer awareness.”

Flying somewhere? Abbott’s airport-based perfumery boasts a wide assortment of fragrances, including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Givenchy, Versace and Burberry to name a few – all at duty free prices.

Call Abbott’s Heritage Quay store on (+268) 462-3107/8 or its airport outlet on (+268) 562-3726 for more details.

by Gemma Handy