Watchfinder has opened what is thought to be the world’s first luxury pre-owned watch point of sale in an airport’s airside duty free area.

The store is within TimeVallée in Qatar’s Hamad International in Doha, which was unveiled in January this year.

TimeVallée is a multibrand luxury watch retail concept created by Richemont, which also owns Watchfinder.

“That [point of sale] is working exceptionally well,” says Arjen van de Vall, CEO of Watchfinder.

“It is our first foothold in Asia and our first airport. I think that is the first pre-owned luxury watch retailer in any airport in the world, and it is doing really well,” he adds.

Watchfinder’s range of pre-owned watches is sold alongside new watches from Baume et Mercier, Bell & Ross, Cartier, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Panerai, Piaget and Tag Heuer.