At a Watch Retailer’s Helm During an Era of Change

Charlotta Eriksson, chief executive of Nymans Ur 1851, says she is steering the company through a transformative time.

STOCKHOLM — Charlotta Eriksson remembers sitting in a company meeting, waiting for her boss to make the big announcement — that she would become chief executive at age 31 of one of Scandinavia’s foremost luxury watch retailers and servicer of timepieces.

But how would her co-workers — the overwhelming majority of them men — react to a relatively young woman taking the helm of Nymans Ur 1851, a family-owned company with a long history and close ties to Rolex, one of the world’s most prominent watch brands?

And would she be respected as chief

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