Where to buy watches in Europe: why tax free in Italy is very convenient for not-UE citizen
Buying watches in Europe and buying in Europe jewels and other luxury good is very convenient for all non-UE tourists.
And shopping in Italy can be even more convenient than it is in other European countries.
Why shopping in Italy is that cheap for chinese customers, american shoppers and international tourists in general?
For a tourist coming to Rome, buying a Rolex watch or a Patek Philippe watch is convenient first of all because of the Tax Free watches and other luxury goods shopping solution. This means that the non-UE citizen can claim to have back the VAT payed for shopping in consumer goods in Countries different from their homeland.
Since in Italy VAT is very high (22% today), tax refund is very interesting for tourists: buying in Italy, in terms of tax refund, is cheaper than in France, in Germany or in Switzerland (Global Blue data – May 2015). Tax Free invoice allow to have back a percentage on the price paid in store that can reach even more than 15%, an interesting discount for clever international shoppers. With tax free shopping, the more you buy, the cheapest the watch is!
Buying in Europe and shopping in Italy means also a currency exchange for tourists. This year Euro lost an important percentage of its value against US dollar USD, Swiss franc CHF and Chinese renminbi CNY , meaning that if you:
- buy a watch in Europe, it is more convenient now than it was before for all Asian and American tourists, due to a favorable exchange rate;
- buy a watch in Switzerland is more expensive than buying the same watch in Europe. List prices have been changed in order to compensate the exchange rate fluctuation, but the combination of the tax refund and the favorable exchange rate still keeps Europe, and Italy above all, more convenient for international shoppers.
If you buy a watch in Italy, it means also the possibility to shop with tax free in some of the most famous fashion streets of the world, unique locations in the heart of an historical city such only Rome can be. Poetry of the travel to Rome can be appreciated also while shopping around via dei Condotti, or the renewed via del Babuino, or the historical via del Corso, all around Piazza di Spagna, combining your shopping pleasure with the fantastic roman historical location.
Buying a jewel in Italy gives you also the chance of feeling the Made in Italy quality of work: all Hausmann & Co. jewels are designed and made in Italy by artisans that keep alive the tradition of the hand work. Stones are selected among the best in the world, and certified by prestigious institutions such as GIA.
Shopping in Rome means also the chance of finding an historical company such ours: we deal with watches and jewels since more than 220 years. At our stores in Rome Italy we sell Swiss leading brands of watchmaking such as Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe since more than 160 years. We take care of the watches of the city of Rome and of the Vatican City from more than a Century. If you buy a watch in Rome Italy or Europe, what a better warranty against fraud or counterfaiting than the Hausmann & Co. name can you find?
And if you are willing to buy a watch in Rome, than you can easily understand that Hausmann & Co. is the main watch store in Rome:
- sole agent to buy a Patek Philippe in Rome
- sole agent to buy a A. Lange & Söhne in Rome
- sole agent to buy F. P. Journe, Parmigiani Fleurier, L. Leroy
- official agent to buy Rolex Vacheron Constantin Cartier Jaeger-LeCoultre Panerai Breguet IWC Longines Blancpain Tudor Chopard Chanel Zenith Tag Heuer Porche Design watches
We have three stores very close one to the other, which ensures the best stock in town. We speak English Chinese Russian Japanese Spanish French and German. We are located downtown, in the luxury shopping area close to Spanish Steps.
We look forward to recive you in our salons, offer you a good Italian coffee or a hot tea and talking with you about the best timepieces and jewels. From Monday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 7pm.
Check out contacts, holiday season openings and info lines of our stores at the dedicated page.
Should you have any inquiry, don’t hesitate to contact us:
Via del Corso store
Via del Corso 406, Roma
Tel.: +39 06 68 71 501
Tel.: +39 06 68 93 194
Via dei Condotti store
Via dei Condotti 28 – Roma
Tel.: +39 06 67 91 558
Tel.: +39 06 67 80 092
Via del Babuino store
Via del Babuino, 63 – Roma
Tel: +39 06 321 10 100
Tel: +39 06 324 33 94