Garrard and Company Limited 1735

industry:
Clock-maker,
Goldsmith,
Jeweller,
Silversmith,
Watchmaker
Nationality:
English; British
based:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1735 - founded by George Wickes, with shop at Threadneedle Street, London, England; 1737 - goldsmith to the Prince of Wales; 1802 - taken over by Robert Garrard senior; shop moves to 25 Haymarket, London, England; 1818 - Robert Garrad senior dies and the company is taken over by his sons Robert Garrard II, James and Sebastian; trading as R and S Garrard; 1843 - trading as R and S Garrard and Company; appointed Crown jeweller to Queen Victoria; 1909 - incorporated as R and S Garrard and Company Limited; 1911 - move to 24 Albemarle Street, London; 1939 - the company makes timing instruments for Lancaster and Wellington bomber aircraft; 1998-2002 - Garrard part of Asprey; Albemarle street premises vacated; 2003 - independence regained; move back into Albemarle Street showroom;