established in the spring of 1942
Luxury Jewellery and Watch Store
Ever since we were established in the Spring of 1942, our aim has been to provide watch connoisseurs with the finest range of timepieces in the world. John Farren-Price became the first to introduce extraordinary European watches to Australia; crafted by hand in the tradition of the master Swiss watchmakers.
A Family Affair
Since 1942, J Farren-Price has carved out a strong name as purveyors and specialists in luxury timepieces and jewellery in Australia.
Founded in 1942 by watchmaker John Farren-Price, J Farren-Price are Australia’s original Rolex agent. Representing the brand in Australia since the early 1950’s, we the longest standing Patek Philippe agent in Australia (since 1977). Likewise our business has represented Longines since 1953 and still do today, maintaining close relationships with all of these luxury Swiss brands.
The boutique has also sold some of the most valuable timepieces in Australia, including a Patek Philippe’s Sky Moon Tourbillon and a Vacheron Constantin minute-repeating, perpetual calendar tourbillon Grand Complications.
By the mid 1950’s, calling itself “the watch specialists”, J Farren-Price had sold its 500,000th wristwatch and was being referred to as Australian’s largest watch organisation.
The business was taken over by John’s wife, Krysten Farren-Price in the 1970’s, joined by her son Julian in 1989. Julian, the Managing Director still owns and runs the family business today.
J Farren-Price is the only tenant to remain at the St. James Centre, Sydney site since 1975, in the face of many changes including a number of international luxury brands coming to Castlereagh Street in recent years.
Luxury Swiss Watches
For three quarters of a century, J Farren-Price have been developing an exceptional range of luxury watch brands, currently offering 11 brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Greubel Forsey, Panerai, Tudor, IWC, Longines and Chopard.
We also proudly a long standing atelier of Argyle Pink Diamonds and a founding member of the Diamond Guild Australia. International pieces are also sourced from some of Europe’s finest houses such as Picchiotti, Roberto Coin and Leo Pizzo of Italy as well as Stokert and Jorg Heinz of Germany.
Jewellery and engagement ring design service:
J Farren-Price offer an expert custom jewellery design service. We delight in taking our clients through the design process using our design team’s sketches and our own collection for inspiration. Similarly some clients prefer to bring their own ideas to us. As a founding member of the Diamond Guild Australia, we source only the highest quality diamonds and gemstones to create the perfect piece of jewellery for our clients.
Our experience and passion help guide couples through the engagement and wedding ring buying process, creating a bespoke pieces for them as well as having an extensive range of engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewellery to match.About Us
When it must be perfect, it must be J Farren-Price jewellers
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