FrontRunners: Family Ties

  • IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique

    Though it includes nautical instruments in one section, diving equipment in another, and a functioning flight simulator in another, the new IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique (www.iwc.com) in midtown Manhattan is neither as eclectic—nor as eccentric—as its decor might suggest. The various decorative objects represent what IWC calls its different families of watches: the yachting-oriented Portuguese collection, the Aquatimer diving watches, and the Pilot’s watches. Visitors to the boutique, which opened in April, can purchase the diving gear and most of the other decorations, as well as the timepieces.

    Photo by Denis Hayoun
    This stunning timepiece is the most diamond-studded of the line’s three new hand-wound watches…
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    The HMX utilizes an intriguing system of mirrors and prisms to display the time for the driver…
    The dial features 18-karat gold Jaquemarts and a striking mechanism that sets them in erotic motion…
    Guests are taught to make timepieces surrounded by one of the largest selections of Rolex around…
    Gemstones reign supreme in this jewel of a collection inspired by the landscape of Provence…
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