Steve Wynn, Keynote Speaker at CoutureTime 2016, Gives Advice to Jewelers about Luxury Business

 |  June 22nd, 2016

Recently in Las Vegas, hundreds of top watch and jewelry brands came together for the JCK and Couture exhibitions.  It is an annual event that brings thousands of retailers and press to Sin City.  One of the highlights this year was the introduction by the Couture Show of the new CoutureTime exhibition. That show was held in the ballrooms of Encore Resort, attached to the Wynn resort where the Couture show takes place. To celebrate the inauguration of CoutureTime, Steve Wynn took center stage as the keynote speaker at an opening breakfast.  There, he talked about being in the luxury business, how to find and train employees and more. For a full look at his plans for Las Vegas Wynn and…

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Hands On with an Enviable Bovet 1822 Fleurier Custom-Painted Watch

 |  June 10th, 2016

Every once in a while, we — who see countless numbers of watches each year — are stopped in our tracks by something truly special. Mind you, Bovet 1822 makes  a habit of stopping me in my tracks, but this particular watch stole my heart, too.  This absolutely enviable custom-made Bovet  hand-painted Fleurier watch is one every dog lover and artist can appreciate. This unique piece belongs to a dear friend of mine, who had his “babies” (named Breitling and Lily) painted onto the dial so they can accompany him every time he leaves home. Each and every brush stroke – painted by the brand’s finest artists — is done with loving care and extreme attention to detail. It takes months…

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3 Reasons Panerai Built Its Most Complicated Watch Yet, Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, as a Made-to-Order Watch

 |  June 9th, 2016

Panerai has been busy this year – unveiling great new collections that range from skeletons to tourbillons and the all-new Due collection, which we wrote about here, with new case shape just unveiled last week in Florence, Italy. However, the watch that made us stop and tilt our heads just a little is the brand’s most complicated watch to date: the Made-to-Order Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT.  This masterpiece was officially unveiled to the world last week in Florence, as well, at an exhibition that showcases the brand’s rich history in horology. So, back to the new uber-complicated melodious watch.  Officine Panerai, with Italian roots and great underwater history, just doesn’t seem to be the type to need a…

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Memorial Day is a Remembrance of Our Fallen Heroes

 |  May 30th, 2016

Memorial Day — it is a time to celebrate our fallen heroes — those who fought for our country and died. I have lost many people in my life — parents, siblings, friends and more — and i visit the cemetery regularly with flowers to honor them. On Memorial Day weekend, though, when I go  to place flags on my father’s grave (he was a Marine in World War II) and on my uncle’s grave (he was in the army during World War II), I am always struck by the beauty of the vast number of American Flags waving and standing tall — making the graves of so many brave who served in our armed forces, and died, fighting  for our freedom.…

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Breitling Opens New NYC Boutique with Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, John Travolta, Boomer Esiason and Others

 |  May 21st, 2016

  Say it with me, there is no place like home, no place like home, no place like the new home of the Breitling US Flagship store on the corner of 57th and Madison in NYC. On May 19, Breitling held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of its new two-story, 7,000 square-foot location, and it was grand. To kick off events, Breitling called in its star-studded array of brand friends. For the celebration Boomer Esiason, John Travolta, astronaut brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly, as well as members of the Breitling Jet Team were in attendance. John Travolta and Breitling USA President, Thierry Prissert, cut the ribbon and opened the store to guests and VIPs. Inside, the visual styling of…

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