Haute Time Events: Spring 2016

Haute Time Co-Founder Seth Semilof, Donny Deutsch and Jean-Marc Pontroue, Global CEO of Roger Dubuis.
Haute Time Co-Founder Seth Semilof, Donny Deutsch and Jean-Marc Pontroue, Global CEO of Roger Dubuis.

Haute Time & Roger Dubuis Host an Intimate Dinner for Donny Deutsch

Haute Time and luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis hosted an exclusive private dinner celebrating the magazine’s cover star, Donny Deutsch. The intimate dinner, which took place at the home of Sheila Rosenblum, CEO of Lady Sheila Stable, boasted 180-degree views of the New York City skyline.

As pre-dinner remarks commenced, Deutsch spoke of being a longtime timepiece collector of Rolex, Omega and Roger Dubuis. Following toasts, guests were escorted to the dining room, which featured two tables of fresh calla lilies and Roger Dubuis watches. Event-goers were served a four-course meal by private chef Yann Nury. Guests enjoyed flowing bubbly and lively conversation while marveling at the eye-sparkling Roger Dubuis centerpieces.

A number of notable guests were in attendance, including Donny Deutsch, Haute Time co-founder Seth Semilof, Paul and Janet Schindler, Edward Mermelstein, Paolo Zampolli, Bob and Lauren Day Roberts, Jonathan Wald, Larry Wohl, Roger Dubuis US President of Roger Dubuis Jorge Puentes, among others.  Even Jean-Marc Pontroue, Global CEO of Roger Dubuis, flew in from Geneva for the special evening.

The main highlight of the night was when Rosenblum and Ahmad Zayat announced their haute new partnership: a new shared ownership of a young champion racer for Lady Sheila Stable and Zayat Stable. For those of you unfamiliar with Zayat, he is the owner of Zayat Stables’, American Pharaoh, the 2015 Triple Crown winner. Rosenblum’s Lady Sheila Stable is home to the award-winning mare La Verdad, 2015’s other breakout horse racing star. 

Prior to guests’ departures, invitees were given a special Roger Dubuis gift bag, which included custom candles, notebooks, leather wallets, chocolate and Haute Time magazines. The intimate affair was then capped off with a special toast from Louis XIII in beautiful, branded crystal flutes.


Actress Jessica Chastain (L) and Piaget CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger attend the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Actress Jessica Chastain (L) and Piaget CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger attend the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Piaget Hosts Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica

Once again, Piaget co-hosted the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a star-studded affair that honors the biggest and brightest performers, writers, directors and producers in the realm of independent film. Piaget international brand ambassador Jessica Chastain was joined by a host of spectacular independent film stars and Hollywood elites, including Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Idris Elba, Jason Segel and Paul Dano, among others.

The Extremely Piaget jewelry collection was the haute accessory of the night, and could be found on the biggest stars, including Jessica Chastain, who wore an 18-carat white gold necklace set with sapphire beads, emeralds and diamonds. Acting nominees Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Mendelsohn and Paul Dano also sported Piaget jewelry and timepieces. The Piaget Altiplano was the preferred timepiece for Hollywood’s leading men. During the show, Chastain presented Mel Eslyn with the Piaget Producer’s Award, which features a $25,000 grant. The big winner of the night was ‘Spotlight,’ which snagged a total of five wins, including Best Director,Best Picture and Best Ensemble. Brie Larson won best female lead for Room, and young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah won best male lead for Beasts of No Nation. Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani hosted this year’s show, which was held beachside in Santa Monica the day before the Oscars.

After the award’s ceremony, Piaget joined Film Independent in hosting the first ever official after party, toasting the achievements of the day’s winners and nominees. Celebrities from the awards show, as well as friends of the brand joined CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger in Piaget’s exclusive backstage VIP lounge to celebrate the maison’s support of independent film and young, emerging talent. Guests were also treated to a peek at the brand’s latest creations. “Piaget is proud of its continued partnership with Film Independent and proud to support the finest talent in independent film,” said Philippe Leopold-Metzger. “We have always championed bold and unexpected creations, which makes our relationship with the Spirit Awards a perfect fit.”

Eva Riccobono, Clive Owen, Sarah Gadon, and Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Riedo.
Eva Riccobono, Clive Owen, Sarah Gadon, and Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Riedo.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates the 85th Anniversary of the Reverso at SIHH

At the start of this year’s SIHH, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the 85th anniversary of its iconic Reverso watch at an elegant event in the heart of Geneva. At the Haute event, guests were treated to a look at the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, a special piece that highlights Jaeger-LeCoultre’s talent for watchmaking and features a movement equipped with an unusual Gyrotourbillon. Guests of the event, hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Reido, included Catherine Deneuve, Clive Owen, Carmen Chaplin, Sarah Gadon, Elisa Sednaoui, Hubertus Hohenloe and Eva Riccobono, among others. Christian Louboutin was also in attendance at SIHH, and was present as a special guest of honor. During the event, guests were treated to a mesmerizing air ballet staged by contemporary artist Daniel Wurtzel. The ballet prominently featured two pieces of contrasting fabric creating shapes in the air, referencing the duality of the Reverso watch. During the party, guests also enjoyed a nail bar with a range of Christian Louboutin nail polish colors. “We love the Reverso,” says actor and friend of the brand Clive Owen. “It’s a style icon and a great design. With 85 years of history, there is one for every wrist.”

IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern, Hilary Swank and Christoph Waltz attend the IWC “Come Fly with Us” Gala Dinner.
IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern, Hilary Swank and Christoph Waltz attend the IWC “Come Fly with Us” Gala Dinner.

IWC Celebrates Launch of Pilot’s Watch Collection with “Come Fly With Us” Gala at SIHH

At this year’s SIHH, IWC celebrated the launch of its new Pilot’s Watch collection with a glitzy gala featuring a star- studded list of celebrity guests and a vibrant revue-style show. The show, entitled “Come Fly With Us,” featured performances from world-renowned music legends like Patti Austin, Ronan Keating, Curtis Stigers, Eric Harland and Till Brönner. Along with the Pepe Lienhard Big Band, the singers interpreted Jazz and Swing classics for a crowd that included celebrity guests like Rosamund Pike, Hilary Swank and Zhou Xun, Christoph Waltz, Scott Eastwood, Chris Evans, Dev Patel, Elyas M’Barek and Moritz Bleibtreu. Formula One racing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and supermodels Adriana Lima and Karolína Kurková were also in attendance.

Guests were also treated to a 1930s inspired dance routine performed by a troupe of English dancers cast exclusively for the event. “I enjoyed every minute,” said actress and IWC brand ambassador Rosamund Pike. “The thirties atmosphere was so creatively interpreted that I kept thinking I was on a film set.” “Many of us have shared a fascination for aircraft and flying since our childhood years. IWC’s Pilot’s Watches bring this passion to people’s wrists and are popular with watch devotees all over the world,” says Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, summing up the significance of the legendary watch family.


Dwyane Wade and Haute Living Host Hublot Collector’s Dinner at Art Basel Miami

On Friday, December 4, Haute Living held its annual Basel blowout with sponsor Hublot, which was called the “best party of Basel” by more than a few VIPs who should know. The evening started with an intimate collector’s dinner party sponsored by Hublot, The Collection and Perrier Jouët at Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union’s waterfront home in Miami Beach. The sprawling entrance of the property was transformed into a magic garden, with a topiary maze featuring works by pop artist Mr. Brainwash aka Thierry Guetta, walls and flower wall by Olyve Flowers.

Guests, including Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, actor-artist Adrien Brody, the Heat’s Justise Winslow, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, artist Romero Britto, developer Jorge Perez and wife Darlene, and Ugo and Sara Colombo, enjoyed a GIFF photo booth by Olyve Flowe and a Perrier Jouët reception.

The newest Hublot timepieces and a shiny new Ferrari were on display for guests to admire before sitting down to a lovely four-course dinner including a poached pear salad and surf and turf. Wade, who is a brand ambassador for Hublot, and The Collection, rose to make a toast during dinner saying,

“My wife and I are very thankful to be able to open our doors to you. It took us four years to build this house, we just moved in last year, so it’s great to host our first event here with partners Hublot and The Collection.” Guests then boarded a VanDutch yacht to ride a few blocks south to Boich’s newly built modernist waterfront home, where the second part of the party was already underway. “Don’t judge my home by their home,” joked Wade, “this one is a starter kit [in comparison]!”.


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