A few years ago while on a factory tour of Vaucher, I stumbled upon this sign that in my opinion, represents the future. I thought… a dual-time watch?! This is exactly what watchmakers need to be thinking about as technology advances. As I’m standing there in shock, I’m told that the man behind this brilliant idea is in the building and that is who you see standing on my right. This was back in 2019 and four years later we’re hearing a lot about going to Mars someday soon. Would you buy a dual-time Mars-Earth Watch?
Jean Claude Biver and his son Pierre are debuting their new watch brand in Geneva at this time. JCB has worked with us about three decades… all the way back to his Blancpain days. Wishing them every success with the new venture!
Francois-Henry Bennahmias, the current CEO of Audemars Piguet is the dynamic man behind the company breaking the billon dollar barrier. I love my 3 decades with the brand and watching what he accomplished! Thank you FHB and the AP team! Best wishes going forward. (Francois is the one with the hair!)
Meet our team! All the way to my left is Yuliana, who helps us with our new website and oversees our social media and communications. Immediately to my left is Mary, my wife, whose also our store secretary😊. Last but not least is Grace, our newest member. Yuliana and Grace are both students at UCONN and are studying Marketing and Finance, respectively. We’re so happy to have them on our team. Here’s a picture of us at the Red Dress Gala from November in support of Women’s Heart Health and the Alpha Phi Foundation. Yuli & Grace invited us to be their guests and we all had a great time together.
On my left is Mr. Michael Goldstein. We met at the end of the 90’s when he walked into my store as my new Audemars Piguet Sales Representative, and we’re friends to this day. Michael is an industry veteran and all around amazing guy! This holiday season I’m feeling very grateful for the relationships I’ve been able to build thanks to loving watches. #throwbackthursday #storytime #legend
Two watch industry vets on my right. Taken in a Basel restaurant. Armen Darakjian and Hartmut Kraft! Two great members of the watch community!
On my left is Vincent Calabrese, a self taught Italian Watch Genius. The creator of so many patents it boggles the mind. Just to mention a few, we have the Corum Golden Bridge, the Blancpain Flying Tourbillon and the Carousel. This only scratches the surface of his contributions to the art of watchmaking. It was my pleasure to spend time with this Legendary Watchmaker!
On January 15th, 2009, a flock of birds forced an airliner down into the Hudson River. The pilot of that flight is the hero on my right in this photo. Not one person died. His cool, calm, decisive actions are now LEGENDARY. I was so lucky to be invited to join Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for dinner when he was a brand ambassador for Jean Richard Watches!! #legend #armstrongrockwell #sully #storytime
I went all the way to Basel to buy watches and it was a Hairy experience! Thank you all for the fun and the honor!