Weir & Sons and Montblanc Host Fabulous Festive Celebration
Weir & Sons and Montblanc came together last night, Tuesday 3rd December, to host a very special festive celebration at Weir & Sons landmark Grafton Street store.
The iconic store was at its finest last night, beautifully lighting up Grafton Street with a gorgeous mistletoe display. Guests sipped on Louis Roederer Premier Brut champagne and indulged in mince pies and canapés while Viva Manila’s renditions of classics such as Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Wham’s Last Christmas filled the building.
The Montblanc exhibition was an exquisite display of beautifully crafted watches, writing instruments and leather pieces, many exclusive to Weir & Sons for the festive season. The Heritage Collection, inspired by 1930’s and 1940’s timepieces, sat alongside the Limited Edition TimeWalker Exo Tourbillon Minute Chronograph watch and the sophisticated new travel accsessories, showcasing Montblanc’s flawless execution of both classic and contemporary styles.
Taking centre stage were the Henry E. Steinway and Heritage Spider Metamorphosis fountain pens, both steeped in history and crafted from the finest resins and white gold, available to view exclusively in Ireland at Weir & Sons. Valued customers and members of the press were treated to a festive-hued Montblanc notebook and the opportunity to have it embossed by Laura of ‘Calligraphy by Laura’ for that personal touch.
Lucinda Andrews, Marketing Manager, Weir & Sons, added “We are delighted to partner with Montblanc this Christmas, a brand that’s built on heritage like Weir & Sons”.
The Montblanc exhibition will continue in store in the lower ground floor exhibition room until 3rd January 2020 with Calligraphy by Laura returning on 14th December.
Weir & Sons Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary
Founded in 1869 by Thomas Weir, Weir & Sons is one of Ireland’s best-loved jewellers, occupying a stunning landmark building on Dublin’s Grafton Street and a state-of-the art store in Dundrum Town Centre. Since it was established 150 years ago, Weir & Sons has survived two world wars, the Easter Rising and the establishment of the Irish State, plus numerous global recessions. It has played an integral part in Irish history, creating the Aga Khan trophy in 1926 and welcoming international stars and dignitaries, including Jacqueline Onassis, Princess Grace of Monaco and Walt Disney. Iconic Dublin jewellers Weir & Sons celebrates 150 years this year with a host of exciting commemorative collaborations with Irish and international brands.
A family passion
To this day, Weirs pride themselves on being a renowned family run business, with fourth and fifth generation family members currently working at Weirs. Having being passed down through successive generations, each have made their own amendments and adjustments to suit the needs of present customers.
While Thomas Weir laid down the foundations, development took place under the wing of five of his children who were actively involved in the business. Jack, James, Willie and George ran different aspects of the business across multiple locations. In 1916, the name of Weir & Sons was registered and in 1927, eleven years later, it became a limited company.
The Weirs brothers showed great dedication to their work and, over a 50-year period, they built up the company to a peak of excellence. The second generation of Weirs to live in Dublin produced a dynasty to continue the business for many years. Máiréad Weir, daughter of Willie Weir, married Arthur Andrews in 1943 and their son, David Andrews, great grandson of Thomas Weir is head of the present-day business.
Discover Weir & Sons’ specially produced brand advert to celebrate their 150th year in business.