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July 18, 2014

Harrods Comes to Heathrow

By Sasha Levine | Shopping

Harrods Comes to Heathrow

Chef-driven restaurants, in-terminal spas, quality shopping and blue-chip architecture and design are just a few of the ways airports have stepped up their game to become more than bland boxes of limbo—or, even worse, interminable entrapment.

Heathrow’s Terminal 2 in London has just upped the ante with the Harrods Fine Watch Room, which is curated by the iconic store’s fine-watch buying team and features more than 30 brands, including Montblanc, Longines, Rado, Baume & Mercier, Tag Heuer, Zenith, Maurice Lacroix, Frédérique Constant, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Chanel, Hublot, Chopard and Tudor (launching in September).

Though it may be the first time Harrods has taken its timepiece department outside its Knightsbridge flagship, it has managed to translate all the key components of the experience to the 1,700-square-foot airport space. Outfitted with leather furniture, crystal chandeliers and limestone-mosaic, black-granite and gold-metallic details, it is an excellent way to help get you where you’re going on time—and in style. 44-20/8976-7755; heathrowairport.com.