The Carlyle Celebrates Watch Week

by admin
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Many New York residents and denizens from around the world are currently patronizing the Madison Avenue stores – previewing their newest and most exceptional time pieces –  during what is the city’s Second Annual Watch Week. The event officially kicked off last Thursday, when over 140 watch aficionados and fashion insiders gathered at the Trianon Suite of the Carlyle hotel to toast what Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially declared an official New York tradition.

Guests like Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, Christine Cachot, and Whitewall’s Michael Klug were treated to an installation of fine timepieces – most on view in the United States for the first time – from 15 of the 18 participating Watch Week boutiques.  Savory gourmet canapes were had by all, and Cafe Carlyle’s resident pianist Earl Rose added a dash of retro-elegance.

Midway through the fete, Madison Avenue BID President Matthew A. Bauer welcomed all and provided an overview on Watch Week before relinquishing the podium to Laura Rothrock from the New York Department of Small Business Services.  It is she who read the Mayoral Proclamation that contained Bloomberg’s official endorsement of the event.  Anthony Cenname, publisher of  WSJ magazine, closed out the remarks by thanking all involved and highlighting The Journal’s global reach of brand determiners in the luxury market.  Thereafter, the guests continued the celebration of said new tradition, old fashioned style.

AVENUEinsider readers have until May 4th to check out these unique timepieces. For more information or to register for events, visit .


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