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Watch Store Marcolino

90 Years of History and Experience

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Marcolino Relojoeiro is the main reference in the city of Porto for those who demand quality and excellence in watchmaking and jewelery. This does not happen by chance. In fact, for more than 90 years, Marcolino was a witness and protagonist of the evolution of a city that, like few others, knew how to combine tradition and modernity, being today a true center of cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Discover a place with all the TIME for you.

Whoever has PORTO in their hearts could only be in the heart of the CITY.

Elegance, sophistication and exclusivity. These are values common to all our spaces where you will find one of the most wide offerings in watchmaking and jewelery, covering all segments. So, for your desires to be covered, we are right in the center of the city.

90 Years of History and Experience

1926

1926

António Marcolino, opens the first watchmaking, in Rua de Santo Ildefonso, giving it the name that persists today.

1937

1937

Marcolino watchmaking passes to number 130 on Rua de Passos Manuel, in the heart of Porto, illuminating this emblematic street of the city with a special glow. As it still happens today, it starts by displaying on its facade a clock that became the exact time guide for all those who passed that busy artery.

1962

1962

The watchmaker Marcolino meets a new owner, Adriano Magalhães who, however, maintains the brand and expertise in quality watchmaking.

1970

1970

Goldsmith José Moura acquires the company and, driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, carries out the first major aesthetic and functional renovation of the store.

1980

1980

Another change of owners, with the acquisition by the Neves family, and a new remodeling of the store, with a new commercial space and the introduction of after-sales service. It was in the glory years of Swatch watches, when Marcolino was the only store in Porto to offer even the rarest models of the brand, which made it known among collectors.

1991

1991

The Neves family acquires an old adjoining stamp shop and transforms it into a new commercial space, which opens in April of that year, in an expansion process imposed by the company's growth rate and market recognition. The futuristic vision of its managers leads the company to expand its product range, targeting it to a top segment, through the representation of prestigious high watch brands such as Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Omega, Piaget, Cartier, Breitling, among others. The technical assistance service is also reinforced at this time by an experienced watchmaker, in order to respond to all the demands of a growing market.

2011

2011

A third commercial space is acquired, located a few meters below, on the same street, on the corner with Rua de Santa Catarina. It is a charismatic space, located in a building classified as architectural heritage, in a trendy and cosmopolitan area, which displays an imposing facade, with art deco characteristics, which gives the new Marcolino store a renewed dose of charm and sophistication.

2014

2014

In July, there was a great turning point with the return of Paulo Neves after 15 years, to the management of the company, through its acquisition from his brother, Rui Neves. It is a breath of fresh air, a process of renewal and rebirth for the Marcolino brand that does not forget, however, the tradition and know-how of almost 90 years in watchmaking and jewelery and which, in turn, brings experience and solidity Aquaverdi, created in 2006 by Paulo Neves.

2016

2016

In the year of celebration of the 90th anniversary, proceed to the restoration of the facade of the building that receives a Marcolino watchmaking. An intervention that accompanied a wave of recovery and rehabilitation of the historic area of ​​Porto and transformed Marcolino and his urban surroundings into a focus of attention and objectives.

  • 1926

  • 1937

  • 1962

  • 1970

  • 1980

  • 1991

  • 2011

  • 2014

  • 2016