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Panerai Celebrates Haute Living Publisher Kamal Hotchandani at Private Dinner

Panerai Celebrates Haute Living Publisher Kamal Hotchandani at Private Dinner

The evening started with a toast to Haute Living Magazine Publisher Kamal Hotchandani for his work with Sailing Heals. The announcement that billionaire Stewart Rahr had donated $25,000 to the charity furthered the excitement in the Bal Harbour Panerai boutique where the gathering was held. The party then continued to a private dinner at Alan and Ruth Zelcer’s nearby residence. The receiving charity was Sailing Heals, which takes underprivileged youth and military veterans out for a healing day of sailing in classic sailboats. Hotchandani became a believer in the charity when he took a rare day off work to go READ MORE

IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates Bal Harbour Boutique Grand Opening

IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates Bal Harbour Boutique Grand Opening

Luxury watch manufacture IWC Schaffhausen toasted their latest boutique at the Bal Harbour Shops on Tuesday evening with special guest Ray Allen of the Miami Heat.  The NBA Superstar was greeted by IWC’s North American President Gianfranco D’Attis and Michel Cheval, IWC Regional Director of Latin America to celebrate IWC’s third boutique in North America. The boutique has a chrome-infused aviation theme that speaks to International Watch Company’s American origins. The event was in support of the Ray of Hope Foundation, Allen’s charity that assists with sports related and community-based programs and provides avenues of opportunity through which our youth can “hope” READ MORE

Jay-Z Buys Jacob and Co. Jewelry for Anniversary Gift to Beyoncé

Jay-Z Buys Jacob and Co. Jewelry for Anniversary Gift to Beyoncé

Jay-Z was seen leaving the mecca of ultra-luxe jewelery, NYC’s Jacob & Co. Walking out of the boutique, Jay was immersed in conversation with none other than Jacob “the Jeweler” Arabo. Sources are saying the meeting was for the rapper to choose a stunning, and incredibly luxurious, piece from Jacob the Jeweler for his upcoming fourth wedding anniversary with Beyoncé Knowles. The two men wrapped up their discussion, likely one of diamonds, shared a friendly hug and then Jay-Z got into a tinted SUV. Whatever the bling he chose may be, it’s sure to be haute coming from Jacob the READ MORE

Audemars Piguet Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebration With Gala, 4-Day Exhibit

Audemars Piguet Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebration With Gala, 4-Day Exhibit

Last night commenced the 40th anniversary celebration of Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece Royal Oak. To pay homage to the world’s first ever luxury sports timepiece, the Swiss Manufacturer curated a special exhibition. This showcase kicked off with an exclusive black tie soiree last night and is now open to the public for four days only; through Mar. 24th at the Park Avenue Armory. The significance of the Royal Oak and its influence on Haute Horlogerie is vast; Audemars Piguet defied the norms of fine watchmaking in 1972 with the avant-garde Royal Oak, the first luxury sports watch. The watches on READ MORE

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition Opens In NYC

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition Opens In NYC

The iconic Royal Oak model by Audemars Piguet is turning 40 and the milestone is being commemorated in a big way. The 40th anniversary of the world’s first ever luxury sports timepiece will be marked by a worldwide exhibition celebrating the history of the globally-coveted watch and its iconic maker. “Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece Royal Oak, the world’s first ever luxury sports timepiece which sparked a complete paradigm shift in the watch industry, the Swiss Manufacture from Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux has put together a unique, ephemeral exhibition.” The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary exhibition opens READ MORE

Hublot To Present amfAR New York Gala

Hublot To Present amfAR New York Gala

Luxury Swiss Watchmaker Hublot will proudly present the amfAR New York Gala on Feb. 8. The gala will honor influential crusaders in the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. The black-tie benefit will be hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker. The event will feature performances by Janelle Monae and Theophilus London, a gala dinner, silent auction and honoree tributes. As previously mentioned by Haute Living, Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard will be honored at the upcoming gala. “We are excited to again join forces with amfAR in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” says Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver. “Our first amfAR men’s READ MORE

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