Haute Horlogerie in Silicon Valley: Stephen Silver Strikes Gold

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The hautest timepieces are on display at the new Stephen Silver boutique inside the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Stephen Silver

If you’ve been to the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel—and who hasn’t by now?—certainly you’ve seen the tiny yet oh-so-impressive Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry boutique across from the elegant Madera restaurant. Now, just steps away and off the lobby of the luxurious Menlo Park hotel, is its spacious sister store: Stephen Silver, which showcases the hautest timepieces from Richard Mille, HYT, Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin and other exclusive brands that appreciate the art of haute horlogerie in a setting befitting its tech-driven location.

Because Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, Silicon Valley’s premier jewelry house, is renowned for its extraordinary ability to procure, design and handcraft the world’s finest jewelry and gemstones, it should come as no surprise that the new Stephen Silver dazzles with unique offerings not available anywhere in the area.

Collectors will go ga-ga over the HYT H2 Titanium Black DLC ($129,000) and Richard Mille Orange Storm in NTPT and black ceramic ($160,000). Stephen Silver also carries one of the most complete collections of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore, which retail for $17,100-$50,500.

If you think you can find some of these products nearby, think again! Stephen Silver is:

  • 1 of 2 points of sale for Richard Mille in Northern California
  • 1 of 5 HYT retailers in United States and the only one located in Northern California
  • 1 of 2 points of sale for Audemars Piguet in Northern California
  • 1 of 2 points of sale for Ulysse Nardin in Northern California
  • Exclusive Arnold & Son retailer for Northern California to Vancouver
  • 1 of 9 Ressence retailers in the United States
  • 1 of 4 retailers in the United States for Laurent Ferrier
  • 1 of 7 retailers in California for Devon Works

In addition to the exclusive merchandise in this 950-square-foot boutique created by architect Joel Miroglio, is the unique setting in which the products are presented. Rather than build a series of shop in shops that you see in other retailers, Stephen Silver showcases its own brand and chose watch brand partners that complement it.

Being that the store is in the heart of Silicon Valley, naturally, technology plays a big role. That’s why you’ll find six vertically mounted 42″ LCD monitors, a flush-mount 50″ plasma television in the private consultation room and a state-of-the-art Sonos system. How apropos that Stephen Silver accepts Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin.

Expect Stephen Silver to throw lots of haute in-store events in the coming months. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest and hautest happenings from this new boutique.

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