Passionate watch collectors can wait several months or even more than a year for the delivery of a highly desirable, complicated new timepiece from one of the world’s most prestigious brands. But London Jewelers, the venerable New York jewelry and watch retailer, is bringing together some of the most coveted models for a special event being held Saturday, October 18 at its Americana location in Manhasset. Watch brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Panerai, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and Jaeger-LeCoultre are unveiling their newest limited edition models?many of which are being flown in from their Swiss workshops just for this event.
“We’ve created an environment to showcase our important watch brands,” says Mark Udell, who, with his wife Candy and two children, oversee the family business. The Udells recently renovated the two-story location to create expansive watch showcases for individualized brands. Among the exclusive pieces at the event are Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grand Tourbillon (shown) , a limited-edition $75,500 model with a 48-hour power reserve; Patek Philippe’s diamond-encrusted Twenty~4; and a pink gold Breguet perpetual calendar and moon. Beyond the unique pieces, the event will also showcase a wide range of fashionable, classic timepieces for both collectors and style lovers. (516 .627.7475, www.londonjewelers.com)