Last summer, Audemars Piguet opened its new flagship boutique at 65 East 57th St., and the new home is a worthy setting for the legendary brand’s impeccable timepieces, which we here at Haute Living have a known affinity for. Audemars opened its first New York flagship in 2003 under the direction of Francois-Henry Bennahmias, president and CEO of Audemars Piguet North America. Under his direction, the U.S. market has grown to be the company’s strongest, and a second Audemars Piguet boutique opened in Miami’s tony Bal Harhour Shops. Here in New York, to honor the new flagship, Audemars Piguet released the Royal Oak Offshore New York 57th Street, complementing its extensive line of limited edition Royal Oak timepieces.
Audemars Piguet is located at 65 E. 57th St., New York, NY
Visit the Madison Avenue store of British Luxury Jeweler Graff for a simply elegant affair to remember. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and if you want to make a sweetheart swoon Graff is certainly offers gems to get the job done. Enter the luxury boutique through two tiers of hat tipping Chdoormen/security and select the finest jewels among fine woods, high ceiling and the sweet aroma of fresh cut flowers.
Lawrence Graff, to which the company owes it’s namesake, is one of the most revered jewelers to celebrities and power elite across the globe. His work has graced the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Naomi Campbell. In December 2009, his five-carat Vivid Pink diamond was purchased for a $10.8 million in a Hong Kong auction.
Graff is located at 710 Madison Avenue, New York NY
From Classic Racing, L.U.C, Elton John, to Happy Sport, a Chopard watch ticks to timeless luxury and class. Chopard celebrates their 150th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than a bit of shopping at their Madison Avenue store. The Geneva-based luxury brand offers not only watches, but fine jewelry and accessories as well. Pieces from their high jewellery collection offer unique tailor-made compositions.
Let’s say ‘oui’ to a shopping afternoon with Cartier. The French jeweller and watch manufacture have two amazing locations in New York City, Madison Avenue and the famous Fifth Avenue location, which has been a landmark of luxury for Cartier since 1917.
For men choose from eighteen-karat-yellow-gold-and-stainless steel cuff links, lapis-lazuli-studded bars, and an amazing array of fine watches and timepieces. Signature pieces for women include the original provocative love bracelet created in the 1970s, which could only be opened with a tiny screwdriver, to a Panthere yellow gold ring, and a wide selection of diamonds, pearls, and simply all of a girl’s best friends.
Cartier is located at 828 Madison Avenue and 653 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
A shopping trip along Madison Avenue, the famous jewelry lane of NYC, would not be complete without a stop by the American designer jewelry company David Yurman. Headquartered in New York City.
David Yurman offers beautiful timeless luxuries for both men and women. Pieces range from everyday, like charm bracelets and signature carved cable cuffs to special pieces for an elegant evening, such as a baroque south sea pearl strand with Garnet, Peridot, Amethyst, Maderia Citrine and Rhodolite Garnet.
David Yurman is located at 729 Madison Avenue, New York, NY