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Cellini and its owner Leon Adams are uniquely respected by watch-loving Manhattanites, with collectors, celebrities and financial masters of the universe beating a path to the Park Avenue showroom to try on watches from low-volume artisan independent watchmakers they cannot find anywhere else in the city.
Along with winning awards like the Petite Aiguille prize for the Nuit Fantastique Dune at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie in Geneva, Trilobe also secured a berth at Watches and Wonders in Geneva in March/April this year and is being snapped up by prestige retailers including Art in Time in Monaco, Les Ambassadeurs in Switzerland, Cellini in New York and Manfredi in Greenwich, Connecticut.
It was an impressive bounceback from the Manhattan-based jeweller, which suffered at the hands of a break-in just the previous weekend.
Park Avenue jeweler presses ahead with its Meet the Watchmakers event.
Nobody was hurt, but watches and jewelry valued at around $500,000 were stolen.
Loyalty from watch brands to their retail partners can often feel like it's in short supply, but Chronoswiss is bucking the trend with the promise of long term partnerships with a smaller but more focused network of stores including Cellini in New York.
Cellini Jewelers no longer resides within the grand dame of Manhattan hotels, the Waldorf Astoria. It will, however, always be associated with the iconic venue, having been present in its hallowed lobby since 1977.
Goldsmith & Complications will stock a broad range of watches including pre-owned alongside rare pieces from Purnell, Arnold & Son, Urwerk and Cyrus.
STOWA has been acquired by Tempus Arte, home to fellow German watchmakers Lang & Heyne and Leinfelder.
Watches bearing the Cellini name have always felt like a strange fit within Rolex's portfolio, not least because the brand's reputation is built and meticulously maintained on its output of indestructible tool watches.
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