History of Trafalgar

1972

Yahya Zakaria Al Ansari, a successful real estate trader, feels that his current work is not keeping him occupied for the entire day. He and...

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Trafalgar in 1972
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Yahya Zakaria Al Ansari, a successful real estate trader, feels that his current work is not keeping him occupied for the entire day. He and his wife Heidi decide to pursue their passion for watches and jewelry. Mr. Yahya requests his brother working in Geneva, to gather some catalogs from premier watch and jewelry retailers and send them to Kuwait. After reviewing the different brands, Mr. Yahya and his wife send out letters to a few companies expressing their interest to open a luxury retail store in Kuwait. Consequently, several companies reply in the affirmative to establish a business relationship. A location for their first store is chosen in the trendy Salem Mubarak shopping district. A skilled architect is commissioned to design the store, and by the end of 1972, Trafalgar opened its doors for business! It is an instant success, not only for its fine products, but also due to the very modern and elegant store design that Kuwait had yet to witness in the field of watches and jewelry.

History of Trafalgar

1973

Trafalgar shortly establishes itself as one of the leading luxury shopping destination in Kuwait, with Chopard becoming its key brand.

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Trafalgar in 1973
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Trafalgar shortly establishes itself as one of the leading luxury shopping destination in Kuwait, with Chopard becoming its key brand.

History of Trafalgar

1977

Happy Diamonds by Chopard is launched and is an instant success among Kuwait's elite circle.

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Happy Diamonds by Chopard is launched and is an instant success among Kuwait's elite circle.

History of Trafalgar

1980

St. Moritz collection by Chopard is launched. The world's first client for this product is a Kuwaiti.

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St. Moritz collection by Chopard is launched. The world's first client for this product is a Kuwaiti.

History of Trafalgar

1985

Mr. Yahya Zakaria Al Ansari passes away and the business is looked after by his wife Heidi.

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Trafalgar in 1985
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Mr. Yahya Zakaria Al Ansari passes away and the business is looked after by his wife Heidi.

History of Trafalgar

1990

Invasion of Kuwait. Trafalgar's collection of watches and jewelry, among them some exclusive and rare pieces, is looted.

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Trafalgar in 1990
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Invasion of Kuwait. Trafalgar's collection of watches and jewelry, among them some exclusive and rare pieces, is looted.

History of Trafalgar

1991

Trafalgar reopens.

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Trafalgar in Dec. 1991
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Trafalgar reopens.

History of Trafalgar

1994

Trafalgar opens its second location, located in Salhia Mall.

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Trafalgar in 1994
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Trafalgar opens its second location, located in Salhia Mall.

History of Trafalgar

1997

The first Chopard boutique opens.

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Trafalgar in 1997
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The first Chopard boutique opens.

History of Trafalgar

1999

Trafalgar's third locations opens in Thuraya Mall, Salmiya.

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Trafalgar in 1999
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Trafalgar's third locations opens in Thuraya Mall, Salmiya.

History of Trafalgar

2000

Mrs. Heidi passes away. Trafalgar's helm is taken over by her son, Amer Alansari.

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Mrs. Heidi passes away. Trafalgar's helm is taken over by her son, Amer Alansari.

History of Trafalgar

2002

The fourth location opens in Fanar Mall, Salmiya. TAG Heuer joins Trafalgar's portfolio. deGrisogono boutique opens in Salhia Mall. New...

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The fourth location opens in Fanar Mall, Salmiya.

  • TAG Heuer joins Trafalgar's portfolio.
  • deGrisogono boutique opens in Salhia Mall.
  • Newly enlarged Chopard boutique opens in Salhia Mall.

History of Trafalgar

2003

Trafalgar Marina Mall opens. The first TAG Heuer boutique opens in Marina Mall.

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Trafalgar in 2003
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Trafalgar Marina Mall opens.

  • The first TAG Heuer boutique opens in Marina Mall.

History of Trafalgar

2004

Gucci watches and jewelry joins Trafalgar's growing portfolio.

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Trafalgar in 2004
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Gucci watches and jewelry joins Trafalgar's growing portfolio.

History of Trafalgar

2005

Dior and Versace watches joins Trafalgar's portfolio. Trafalgar Al-Kout opens.

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Dior and Versace watches joins Trafalgar's portfolio.

  • Trafalgar Al-Kout opens.

History of Trafalgar

2006

Versace boutique opens in Salhia, Trafalgar's first venture into fashion. GF Ferre watches joins Trafalgar's portfolio.

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Versace boutique opens in Salhia, Trafalgar's first venture into fashion.

  • GF Ferre watches joins Trafalgar's portfolio.

History of Trafalgar

2008

Trafalgar in Avenues phase II opens. Versus in Avenues phase II opens. Ferragamo watches join Trafalgar's porfolio.

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Trafalgar in Avenues phase II opens.

  • Versus in Avenues phase II opens.
  • Ferragamo watches join Trafalgar's porfolio.

History of Trafalgar

2009

Trafalgar partners in Kuwait Luxury to open Patek Philippe boutique in Salhia Mall. Trafalgar 360 open. Swarovski and Givenchy watches j...

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Trafalgar in 2009
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Trafalgar partners in Kuwait Luxury to open Patek Philippe boutique in Salhia Mall.

  • Trafalgar 360 open.
  • Swarovski and Givenchy watches join Trafalgar's portfolio.

History of Trafalgar

2010

Aigner watches and jewelry join Trafalgar's portfolio. Trafalgar decided to move After- sales department from Salmiya to Avenues mall

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Trafalgar in 2010
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Aigner watches and jewelry join Trafalgar's portfolio.

  • Trafalgar decided to move After- sales department from Salmiya to Avenues mall

History of Trafalgar

2011

Montegrappa, one of the world's most reputable pen maker, joins Trafalgar's portfolio. Trafalgar's in - house magazine, Lahazaat, is laun...

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Trafalgar in 2011
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Montegrappa, one of the world's most reputable pen maker, joins Trafalgar's portfolio.

  • Trafalgar's in - house magazine, Lahazaat, is launched.

History of Trafalgar

2012

Trafalgar establishes CRM and customer care departments  

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Trafalgar in 2012
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Trafalgar establishes CRM and customer care departments  

History of Trafalgar

2013

New Chopard boutique Avenues, Versace boutique in Prestige mall,  and Aigner boutiques  Introducing Alma boutique being Trafalgar new ben...

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Trafalgar in 2013
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New Chopard boutique Avenues, Versace boutique in Prestige mall,  and Aigner boutiques 

Introducing Alma boutique being Trafalgar new benchmark of luxury watch and jewelry retailing in Kuwait