It’s that time again! Madison Avenue Watch Week is in its third year with 17 boutiques participating, Antiquorum Auctioneers, Asprey, Blancpain, Breguet, Buccellati, Chopard, David Yurman, de Grisogono, FP Journe, Fabergé, Georg Jensen, Girard-Perregaux, Graff, Hublot, Montblanc, Porsche Design, and Vacheron Constantin.
As most of you know, I am the project manager of Madison Avenue Watch Week and am extremely proud of this week of festivities and watch admiration. Last night was the kick-off night and several participating boutiques threw private receptions, exhibitions, talks and unveilings. I started off on 57th and Madison at Montblanc where Rudy Guliani just stepped out after buying his next Montblanc addition! Montblanc unveiled their new Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours clocks and I had a wonderful time checking out the newest pieces.
After Montblanc, it was time to go to the Gallery Talk hosted by Antiquorum Auctioneers as a preview to their Modern & Vintage Timepieces Auction taking place April 10th. This was a fun trip because I saw some old friends from last year’s Watch Week and was able to catch up with them. I also loved the collections at Antiquorum. The thing I love most about pocket watches, is the ability to wear the watch around your neck like a pendant.
Last stop of the night had some of my favorite jewelry. I know it’s supposed to be Watch Week and I am supposed to be paying watches special attention, but I could not resist the jewelry in Fabergé. All of it was so gorgeous. I like the watches as well but could not get over an Emerald necklace and emerald ring with a canary diamond ring next to it!
What I love most about Watch Week is its ability to bring people together with watches. All types of watches are brought into this enormous American Basel and the different varieties suit the different people checking them out. Also, Watch Week is not just marketed towards men. Many women were there to check out the new editions and several stores cater to their women customers!
I look forward to next year’s! Please check out Madison Avenue Watch Week on http://madisonavenuewatchweek.com/ and see the debut of many different watches. Also, remember, this is a free and open to the public event and this is your chance to learn more about the art of watches!