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Is your watch ready to
TAKE THE PLUNGE

Hamilton Jewelers’ Rules of Thumb: Watches and Water Resistance Rules 

So you took the extra Spin and Pilates classes to get bikini ready, but have you checked your wrist?  Now that Summer has arrived, you have a host of wonderful outdoor activities — most of which involve water. Before you dive in, Hamilton Jewelers wants to make sure the watch on your wrist is ready to take the plunge with you.

If the watch you are wearing says it is water resistant, it will typically have the depth to which it can be worn. In order  to rate the depth to which it can be submerged — it has to undergo rigorous pressure tests. If your watch doesn’t say water resistant, it isn’t.   

It’s important to note that watch brands use a number of methods to mark their watches for water resistance, including feet, meters, Bars and ATM (atmospheres). To simplify these terms, we offer some basic breakdowns:

1 Meter = 3 feet rounded (actual is 3.28 feet)

1 Bar = 33 feet rounded (actual is 33.455 feet)

1 ATM = 1 Bar or 33 feet rounded

You can find the markings denoting the water resistance of the watch either on the dial or on the back of the case.  Generally, a good rule of thumb is if a watch isn’t water resistant to at least 50 or 100 feet it shouldn’t go in a pool. For instance, if a watch is water resistant to 30 feet, it may not have water-tight gaskets or screw-in crowns, and water could seep inside when the watch is exposed to pressure or direct flow.

Founded in New Jersey in 1912, Hamilton has been offering clients the finest quality, value, and design for over 100 years. They are known for carrying iconic timepieces including vintage and represent a variety brands including Panerai, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Chanel and more.  

 

 

 

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HUNDRED ACRE WINERY
An Exclusive Experience at Meat Market

A private wine-pairing dinner limited to 30 guests, Wednesday July 26th

Meat Market Palm Beach’s Summer Wine Dinner series has been an ongoing highlight for food and wine aficionados.  I was lucky to have enjoyed the most recent ones, both of which were sold out.  Chef Sean Brasel has prepared a special menu to compliment the extraordinary wines to be poured during the Hundred Acre Winery experience.   Gold Card members enjoy their 20% perk…  As of July 8th, only 18 seats were available, so reserve ASAP!  Call 561 354 9800 to reserve.  

(Reception 7:00 pm   Dinner 7:30 )

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres:

Classic Steak Tartare Canapés

Light Lobster “Ceviche” Spoon, Rose Water & Fresh Orange

Roasted Red Pepper & Corn fritters

Cucumber Babaganoush with Confit Baby Tomato

 

2016 Layer Cake Rosé of Pinot Noir & 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Three Vineyards

 

First Course:

Pressed Duck Confit Roulade

Fermented Strawberry Jam, Shaved Foie Gras,

Bittersweet Chocolate, Tart Strawberry Gel, Pistachio Crisp

2013 Cherry Pie Huckleberry Snodgrass Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

 

Second Course:

Charcoal Roasted Veal Loin

Roasted Sunchoke Pudding, Red Wine Blue Berry Demi,

Roasted Sunchokes, Fresh Borage

2013 Cherry Pie Rodgers Creek Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

 

Third Course:

Ancho Cured Slow Roasted Buffalo Tenderloin

Confit Vanilla Baby Beets, Confit Heirloom Baby Carrots, Red Wine Plum Butter

2013 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard, Napa Valley

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2013 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard, Napa Valley

 

Dessert:

Warm Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

Sour Cherry Ice Cream, Burnt Honey Meringue , Toasted Hazelnut Dust

Hundred Acre Fortification Port, Napa Valley

$250 per person (+7% sales tax and +20% gratuity)

 Call 561 354 9800 to reserve

BRIONI Bespoke
The Influencer’s Choice

An article in Barron’s proclaims Brioni, the Italian men’s designer, is worn by an exclusive circle of powerful men– mostly top leaders in business and politics.

Stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Craig, Michael Keaton, Tom Cruise, etc.  turn to the Master Tailors of Brioni for a polished Bespoke look. They know that the Brioni Tailors set the standards of the art of men’s tailoring. Their artistry is imbued in all the unseen details that distinguish Brioni garments. From the initial cutting to the final ironing phases, they impart expertise to all the steps that bring a Brioni men’s suit to life. 

Every suit is the result of the Brioni method, a process unique to the company that requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship. Under the supervision of our tailoring experts, each suit comes to life thanks to more than 6,000 meticulously hidden stitches made by hand. With the manual skill as its pivot, Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the silhouette with absolute precision. 

Women who enjoy a powerful look know Brioni’s custom styling provides the right mix of sharpness and fine fabrics with an exquisite drape.

The Worth Avenue store which is ranked one of the top locations in the United States offers Brioni’s incredible fabrics and of course their tailoring expertise as well as an sophisticated level of personal service.  They will make and ship custom clothing to clients no matter their location. 

During your travels, if you forget your tropical weight sport jacket – No worries.  The staff at Brioni will make one up and send to you directly.  Arrive at your destination and find unexpected weather?  Brioni will adapt a custom outfit for you and send it along.  And of course, they are known for custom Formalwear so your Black Tie appearances are both stylish and effortless.

Visit BRIONI at 251 Worth Avenue 

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