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18th Annual Watch Fair Coming to Hamilton Jewelers

Rare and Elegant Watches Featured at Hamilton Jewelers at The Gardens Mall 

Every November, TIME stops for the watch enthusiasts and collectors of Palm Beach County. The highly anticipated Hamilton Jeweler’s Annual International Watch Fair is back again.

Eighteen years ago, Hamilton was the first jeweler to introduce the Watch Fair concept to the retail environment. The annual two-day Watch Fair will showcase thousands from their newest collections and limited editions. Designer watch brands will be available at Hamilton Jewelers (Gardens Mall location) on Friday, November 17th and Saturday November 18th.

Some brands to look forward to in men’s and ladies’ styles are BreitlingCartierHermes, Patek PhilippePanerai, Jaeger Le-CoultreIWC, and Chanel. In light of the two-day affair, Brand Ambassadors are flying in to attend the fair, and will address any questions. In addition, experts will provide immediate evaluation of your existing timepieces. Not only will Hamilton Jewelers be offering special financing terms, but they will also be providing special gifts with your purchase.

Hours of the Fair

Hours of the International Watch Fair are:

  • Friday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Another event taking place on Saturday, November 18th, from 12 noon to 5 p.m, is a “Taste of Switzerland,” complete with craft beers, sparkling wine, cheeses and chocolates. For more information, call 561.775.3600.

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The BRIONI Bespoke experience features Master Tailor at Worth Avenue Store

BRIONI Bespoke — an exclusive service dedicated to creating your personalized wardrobe

Fall often brings a return to Classic Looks. Perhaps it’s time to look in your closet and review your wardrobe. Brioni invites you to discover the world of Brioni Bespoke, which offers exclusivity in a unique garment, entirely modeled and handcrafted in Italy to meet your exacting requirements.

Long recognized as the “menswear of choice” for the polished and powerful

Brioni’s Master Tailor is available to make a nip and tuck to your personal Brioni collection. One of their stylists will bring new energy to your collection, and with a personal consultation, as the boutique’s professional staff specializes in refreshing your accessories or providing a differential cut to your wardrobe.

Because of this, professional athletes, celebrities, and industry leaders alike know the brand that set meticulous standards for its craft. The height of men’s sartorial excellence, a Brioni Bespoke item is built on unparalleled craftsmanship and exclusive fabrics.

The longstanding bond that links Brioni to the film industry and iconic Hollywood stars begins in the years of La Dolce Vita.

The BRIONI Method

Every suit is the result of the Brioni method. This process, unique to the company, requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship, and all while under the supervision of tailoring experts. Each suit comes to life due to absolute precision, as well as upwards of 6000 handmade hidden stitches.

Subsequently, the Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the figure.

The Bespoke fabric selection offers over 800 variations of wool, light cashmere, silk, and a light Super 200s wool. In addition, their full-range variety also counts for lapel shape, buttons, lining, shirt collar, and cuff.

Any Brioni store accommodates your choice – be it of model or cut, fabric or fit. Furthermore, you can complete your look in the privacy and comfort of the VIP room to exemplify your sense of style.

Master Tailor at Worth Avenue Salon, October 5-7th

To Schedule an Appointment

Brioni’s Bespoke Events book early and orchestrate their appointments accordingly. As a result, each take approximately one hour to 90 minutes.

For information on the Palm Beach Bespoke Event, please contact Thomas Esparza at 561.650.0030. 

Email Thomas to schedule an appointment to suit your calendar, as well as your style.

 

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Hamilton Jewelers Goes Perfectly Pink
October Breast Cancer Awareness

Hamilton Jewelers Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens donate pink proceeds to Susan G. Komen

Hamilton Jewelers of Palm Beach and Princeton announced today that they will be the first jewelry major sponsor of the 8th annual Susan G. Komen’s Perfect Pink Party. which will be held January 20, 2018.

Hamilton has announced a “Perfect in Pink” Breast Cancer Month promotion.  During the month of October, Hamilton will donate 10% of sale proceeds to the Komen organization from all jewelry items sold containing a pink gemstone.   With an array of beautiful options — ranging from precious fancy pink diamonds to pink sapphires, spinel, and tourmaline — indeed there are many collections to choose from to support the program. 

Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Founder of Susan G Komen responds, “I am thrilled Hamilton Jewelers has partnered with Susan G. Komen’s Perfect Pink Party, as they too are an integral part of the Palm Beach Community.  The gala culminates several months of outreach for various community programs to fund breast cancer research and meet critical needs in the local community for those fighting breast cancer. “

Hamilton president Hank Siegel announces: “We are proud to support such a worthwhile organization.  My family has always been pleased to offer assistance to the important cause of breast cancer research and awareness, and this event is a wonderful opportunity to provide collaboration at an even more significant level.” 

 

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, founded by Palm Beach resident, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker. This national and international organization sets up the infrastructure in thousands of communities in America through their affiliate network and partners, with 1,900 national organizations delivering services, screening, education, financial aid and social support.  Susan G. Komen is also engaged in more than 60 countries. 

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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.  

 

 

 

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 

Read for CEO’ and Pop Stars in Barron’s

 

 

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UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL GIFTS FOR MOM

Celebrate Mothers Day on Sunday, May 14th

Once a year we pay special tribute to the special lady, who’s there ALL YEAR round for us: MOM.   Mothers are loving, supportive and inspiring through life’s ups and downs, but mothers are also one-of-a-kind…  Show your Mom you appreciate her uniqueness with a classic gift of fine jewelry from Hamilton Jewelers.  My personal favorite in case anyone is wondering?  The 14k gold labrodorite bracelet with pavé diamonds from Hamilton’s Facet Collection pictured above. 

Does your Mom prefer to showcase a prized bangle or wear a stack of bracelets on her arm?  Is she a diamond stud earrings type of Mom or one that prefers something more dramatic and eye-catching?  Below are some unique gift ideas from Hamilton Jewelers:

Going Vintage

For the individualistic mom, wrap her wrist with this one-of-a-kind handcrafted Evocateur Vintage Palm Beach cuff bracelet highlighted with enamel and Swarovski crystals.  The 22k gold leaf is applied by hand and carefully burnished in the surface of each piece. 

Moms who love the isle of Capri will appreciate the timeless Chantecler LOGO collection representative of ‘la Dolce Vita’ dating back to 1983.

Chantecler Palm Beach LOGO collection

The legendary collection was revered by celebrities and icons such as Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth! Chantecler designed the Palm Beach LOGO pendant and earrings  exclusively for Hamilton Jewelers.

Hamilton may represent an impressive roster of international brands, but the pride of American craftsmanship is a hallmark of Hamilton’s product offerings. Employing old-world techniques with state-of-the-art equipment, master craftsmen create jewelry of exceptional design and quality. Hamilton maintains workshops domestically, and most Hamilton Collections are made in these facilities.

A family owned business since 1912, Hamilton Jeweler’s heritage of excellence continues to offer generations of guests with an outstanding experience with each and every visit.  Hamilton is a recognized leader with a commitment to responsible social and business standards, environmental preservation, and community philanthropic support.

For more information, visit www.HamiltonJewelers.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WYATT INGRAHAM Official Launch
at Emko

Dress Shirts for men who dream BIG and live BOLD

After years of being underwhelmed by drab colors and patterns in the men’s department, Wyatt Koch embarked on a journey to liven up wardrobes with his bold, colorful button down shirts for men. Wyatt Ingraham‘s recent launch party took place at EmKo in West Palm Beach.  Guests were wowed by a high energy fashion show, wild costumed characters and racks of Wyatt Ingraham’s electrifying designs.

The crowd erupted when Wyatt, donning a vibrant yellow blazer and his own colorful shamrock button down, gave an energetic champagne toast after the runway show, describing the inspiration behind his designs and thanking a number of people for their all of their help and support. Wyatt and his team are thrilled to now have their shirts available online. Click here to shop and show your support.

Click below for a taste of Wyatt Ingraham’s BOLD designs

 

Click here to View Collection and Shop

 

 

 

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Toni + Chloë Goutal

Q+A with the co-founders of a new company inspired by the mother and daughter’s passion for Victorian jewelry

Q: When did your love of Victorian jewelry begin? 

TG: I have grown up in a family that has always loved jewelry — yet my passion for Victorian jewelry began when I was a really young girl.  My mother would always come back from London with special pieces she had found while traveling abroad, and I’ve been in love with the Victorian period ever since.  So in a way I’ve been collecting, studying, and appreciating Victorian jewelry for a lifetime.  There is so much beauty and history specific to this time period — and we’re so excited to bring it to life in a way that is relevant and wearable for the modern woman. 

Q: When did you realize you wanted to turn this passion in to a business?

TG: This first collection is the culmination of years of traveling to source the right pieces to design this collection.  Just in the past 2 years I can think of a dozen trips I have taken abroad with my daughter and co-founder, Chloë, and countless others all over the United States.

When you understand the craftsmanship of each piece (hand-cut diamonds for instance) you understand that jewelry isn’t made this way anymore.  Not only is each piece one of a kind, I find there is a certain allure to the beauty in appreciating the workmanship of each design.  For starters everything isn’t faceted like modern stones. And if you study the back of each design and look at the settings for instance, you’ll understand these designs are different from anything else recreated today.  Simply put, the workmanship can’t be recreated today.  So when Chloë and I started receiving requests to buy the pieces from friends, family and even strangers — we knew we had a business. 

Q: Is there a significance to the celestial motif in focusing only on crescents and stars?  

TG: Chloë and I fell in love with the celestial motif for many reasons — but above all there is a certain allure and mystery to these pieces that we found so compelling as a focused collection.  The contrast of diamonds with the rubies and sapphires in these shapes is particularly beautiful.

CG: Many of the stars in this collection were originally used on tiaras and crescents as pins and hair accessories in the 19th Century. There is something powerful in the imagination of the unknown, the connection to the historical narrative and romance of each piece.

Q: Do you have a favorite piece? 

TG: There’s an extraordinary piece we just found with pear shaped diamonds — it’s the only crescent that I’ve found with diamonds in this shape. It takes on an entirely new dynamic in this shape. 

QChloë what is the best part of working together with your mom asyour co-founder?

CG: Aside from being my best friend and now business partner, it has been a really meaningful experience to see our shared passion and tastes come to life in a business venture. Creatively we’re very aligned which has been really important when it comes to deciding which pieces to collect and ultimately how to design each necklace.  90% of the time we are on the same page. Yet in the rare occasions when we differ in opinion, we both respect and acknowledge each other as designers. 

Toni and Chloë Goutal will be available by appointment in Palm Beach area from March 8th through—–

To receive updates on Toni and Chloë Goutal including upcoming trunk shows in your area or for private appointments 

TEL: 646.982.7755

https://www.toniandchloegoutal.com/

Follow Toni & Chloë on instagram @tcgoutal or www.instagram.com/tcgoutal

 

 

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CHANTECLER
where Capri meets Palm Beach

Hamilton Jewelers hosted a private luncheon in honor of Massimo Zerbini, President of Chantecler who flew in from Capri for a private viewing at Café Boulud on Friday, February 24th.  

Kristina Olsen, Shawn Thompson

Appropriately coined ‘A Taste of Capri’, the by-invitation luncheon transported 30 special guests to Capri via the red Vespa displayed in the conservatory. The custom ordered Maiolica ceramics direct from Capri and one of Chantecler’s signature inspirations were used as table centers.  

Iconic Chantelcer pieces representative of ‘la dolce Vita’ and revered by classics including Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth were displayed throughout the luncheon.

“While we are not widely distributed in the U.S., you don’t have to travel to Capri to experience Chantecler.  Hamilton Jewelers, our exclusive Florida representative, has an extensive collection on-site and access to our limited collections.  Plus, the prices available to be offered by Hamilton are extremely advantageous,” says Massimo Zerbini. 

Cafe Boulud luncehon for Chantecler

Chantecler Ladies Luncheon

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Meet Designer Charles Krypell at
Hamilton Jewelers at The Gardens

Just in time to prepare for Valentine’s Day, Hamilton Jewelers is pleased to welcome world-renowned designer Charles Krypell to the Gardens Mall on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th.

A sculptor long before he became an internationally renowned jewelry designer, Charles Krypell has always loved working in three-dimensionality, particularly with stones. Discovering a love and talent for designing jewelry in 1976, today he constantly pushes the boundaries of design utilizing a sculptor’s eye, ample artistic talent and a keen insight into human nature to fashion one of the world’s premiere jewelry lines.

Inspired by living life to the fullest, Charles’ collections exude a sensuous design, and a deep understanding of human romance and desire.  The designer will be highlighting the Precious Pastel Collection at Hamilton Jewelers, which features pink, yellow and white diamonds in extraordinary settings.

For more information, please call 561.775.3600.