The Diary: Gentleman’s Journal 10th Anniversary Director’s Lunch

To celebrate a decade of brand relationships, we invited our most esteemed commercial partners to Home House for a Christmas lunch…

What do sophisticated Swiss watches, trailblazing motor cars and marvellous menswear all have in common? If you’d visited Home House yesterday — the historic Georgian townhouse and private members club based in London’s Marylebone — you’d have found the answer. For the best and brightest in these industries and more came together on Tuesday, over flutes fizzing with Louis Roederer, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Gentleman’s Journal.

At our annual ‘Director’s Lunch’, we curated a collection of our most trusted, time-honoured associates and brands to reflect our most exciting projects and partnerships of the last decade. We shared plans for the years ahead over a delicious Christmas dinner, paired with wines, in the decadently decorated venue. Guests included representatives from some of Britain’s best heritage companies, such as Land Rover, Floris, Cheaney and Edward Green — and many entrepreneurs behind younger enterprises, from Heath and Blackacre to L’Estrange and The Last Drop Distillers.

We also welcomed delegations from Switzerland’s finest watch brands, including Chopard, Rolex, Tudor and Patek Philippe — as well as German gin-maker Monkey 47 and Sweden’s Polestar electric cars. All of these businesses (and many more) have contributed to the successful first decade of Gentleman’s Journal, and we have wholly and humbly appreciated their company along the way. So raise a glass with us, and toast to many more years of working together.

Tracey Tompsett of Jaguar Land Rover, Kim Palmer of Polestar & Viviane Borges of Patek Philippe

Antonius Kerssenbrock of Chopard

Charlie Tee of David Gandy Wellwear

Henry Hales of SIRPLUS

William Church of Cheaney

Laura de’ Castiglioni of Audemars Piguet & Daniel Bing of Vacheron Constantin

Diego Bivero-Volpe of VistaJet

Edward Bodenham of Floris

Alex West of Maker London

Dan Scothern of Gentleman’s Journal

Harry Jarman of Gentleman’s Journal & Jonathan Jones of Crockett & Jones

Daniel Compton of Audemars Piguet & Charlie Casely-Hayford of Casely-Hayford

Chris Cecil-Wright of Cecil Wright

Tom Horne of L’Estrange

Joe Kennedy of Unit London

James Massey of Massey Style

Gavin Murphy of Breitling & Richard Beaumont of Mirabeau

Jonathan Wells of Gentleman’s Journal, Viviane Borges of Patek Philippe & Antonius Kerssenbrock of Chopard

Claudia Smith of Rolex

Nicky Valentine of The House of Creed

Miles Dunbar of Gentleman’s Journal, Diego Bivero-Volpe of VistaJet & Jonathan Wells of Gentleman’s Journal

Tom Horne of L’Estrange & Harry Aaronson of Heath

Joe Kennedy of Unit London

Katherine Roach & John Russo of Maddox Gallery

Gavin Murphy of Breitling

Robert Ettinger of Ettinger

Edward De Mallet Morgan of Knight Frank

Daniel Compton of Audemars Piguet

Anne-Marie Verdin Mulot of Value Retail

Joe Kennedy of Unit London

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