Did you know that Madison Avenue in New York City is the largest marketplace in North America for fine watches? There are at least 14 major boutiques that offer high-end timepieces on Madison Avenue from about 55th to 70th Street. In collaboration with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District and The Wall Street Journal, New York will once again experience the Madison Avenue Watch Week this year from May 5th – May 10th, 2014.
2014 is the 4th anniversary of Madison Avenue Watch Week, and will feature special events and exhibitions at the participating boutiques, as well as product debuts and seminars. It is a great way to experience the newest luxury watches of 2014 from many of the world’s top brands, from the comfort of Madison Avenue.
Participating brands in the 2014 Madison Avenue Watch Week include:
- Chanel Fine Jewelry
- David Yurman
- de Grisogono
- F.P. Journe
- Georg Jensen
- John Varvatos
- Officine Panerai
- Porsche Design
- Vacheron Constantin
It is apparent that a good deal of thought and care has gone into the design and execution of the Monsieur de Chanel, and that it can readily go up against many of the alternatives available from the established watchmakers at this level. In case the luxury houses, and Chanel in particular, continue to make watches of the caliber, the argument of the legitimacy as watchmakers is most likely to settle in their favor. The Chanel Monsieur de Chanel in platinum with black grand feu enamel dial is currently available for $63,000. One of the most interesting new high-end men’s watches of 2016 is becoming a brand new member of its collection living in an platinum case with an attractive grand feu tooth dial for 2017. The Monsieur de Chanel (“Chanel Monsieur” as I prefer to call it) is easily among the most ambitious and attractive haute horology watches produced just for guys from Paris-based Chanel. They like to frighten watch collectors that the concept, instance, and movement were “dreamed in the floor up” and produced especially for this particular watch collection. In other words, it’s the most attempt Chanel has ever put into a particularly men’s watch collection for serious enthusiasts, and I believe it’s a beautiful creation.I spend a good deal of time discussing the technical and artistic elements of this Chanel Monsieur watch when debuting it hands here last year during Baselworld 2016. Reference that article to read all about the movement and its complications. I will remind you celebrated independent Swiss watchmaker Romain Gauthier (who also has his own brand) is the one who’s accountable for actually producing the Calibre 1 mechanical movement components inside of every Monsieur de Chanel watch – that is then constructed by Chanel. This is a good thing for picky watch collectors who wish to be certain the engine in their otherwise pretty timepieces are of a top quality and extend prestige value.
Visitors can experience the new products and hospitality of each boutique, starting from Panerai near Madison and 55th St. up to Asprey on Madison near 70th St. A calendar on the Madison Avenue Watch Week website is available to detail the boutique business hours during the event, as well as available special events. Those interested in learning more can “Request an Invitation” to stay informed about updates and receive personal invitations to events.
Once again, the 2014 edition of the Madison Avenue Watch Week will take place from May 5th – 10th in New York City. To learn more or request invitations to events please visit madisonavenuewatchweek.com