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Over 150 years of heritage

Our history

For over one and a half centuries since the company was founded, Partridge Jewellers has represented New Zealand customers, specialising initially in silverware and expanding over the years to provide an exquisite range of jewellery and luxury watches.

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There are few families in New Zealand who can claim to have a business going back almost 200 years, let alone a jewellery dynasty. The Partridge family is the exception.

Our unique story spans two countries and covers six generations. There is a common theme of family unity, the passing of knowledge and values from one generation to the next, and the highest commitment to craft, quality and service.


Grandson of a manufacturing jeweller from Devon, James Partridge arrived in New Zealand in 1864 with his family. He established a reputation for exquisite workmanship in Timaru, later moving to open in Manchester Street, Christchurch and from where his son Linnaeus continued the Partridge legacy.

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For decades, Partridge Jewellers has been privileged to represent the exquisite world of Rolex timepieces, providing expertise and knowledge in our network of luxurious, elegant showrooms nationwide.

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Partridge Jewellers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers, allowed to sell and maintain Rolex watches. At Partridge Jewellers, our passionate and highly trained staff are at your service to help you choose the Rolex watch that best suits you from the wide range of Rolex timepieces. Four of our stores across New Zealand, including our dedicated boutique, are recognised as Official Rolex Retailers — this is your guarantee that we only sell genuine Rolex timepieces.