The 167-year-old Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin opened its first stand-alone boutique in New York City at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. This marks the brand’s third boutique in the United States, following openings in Boca Raton and just outside Miami. “New York is a showcase, a window to the world,” said CEO Patrik Hoffmann at the store opening in late November.
The New York store features the brand’s best-selling models displayed in portholes and anchors embedded into the walls, as a nod to the brand’s nautical heritage. In the central display case is the brand’s newest timepiece, the Schooner chronograph ($15,500). Available exclusively at Ulysse Nardin’s U.S boutiques and limited to 50 editions, the piece features a navy scratch-resistant rubber coating over the entire surface—including the 45.8 mm stainless-steel case—for increased durability. The boutique holds more than 100 timepieces total and will also serve as a resource for collectors seeking many of the brand’s most exclusive models. (212.257.4920, www.ulysse-nardin.com)