About Us

Our Origins

In 1889 in Ottoman-ruled Iraq, Mesih iskander founded Iskander Group and began trading in gold currency and precious commodities in the region and purchasing secondhand gold from local stores then exports to England for refinery. Half a century later Mohammed Iskander continued his father's work. He established Iskander Group as the leading source for trading gold currency, gold bars, pearls, watches and other wholesale products earning the exclusive license to trade precious metals and gemstones in Iraq in 1955 and his eventual appointment  as the Chief Value Officer in the Central Government of Iraq in 1960.

The success of Iskander Group propelled expansion into Kuwait (1968), Lebanon (1972), UAE (1976),and Spain, the United States, and Canada in the decades to follow with factories established in Hong Kong and in Jebel Ali Free Zone at the request of the Government of Dubai in 1996.

With each strategic move, Iskander Group has gained power and respect as an industry leader and a strong, family business.  Today, the Iskander family continues the work of their grandfather and father with its commitment to excellence and diversification. Iskander Group operates leading, quality-driven companies in jewellery manufacturing, wholesale and retail, real estate, hospitals, and luxury watch retail.


About Swiss Gallery

Jassem Iskander is a third-generation fine jeweller and watch enthusiast. At a young age he started trading in luxury product including watches and jewellery whilst learning directly from his father the finer details of the industry.

With over 37 years’ experience, he now brings all his knowledge and expertise to Swiss Gallery: hand-selecting each luxury piece with a meticulous eye for design and craftsmanship. He builds strong, lasting relationships with all his customers and ensures they are looked after by his expert team of staff around the world.

His vision to become the premier agency for the finest timepieces and jewellery in the world starts here at Swiss Gallery.

Visit us today at our Park Lane, London showroom and experience the finest service and the world's premier collection.