Inside the Haute Time Collectors Dinner with Audemars Piguet and Louis XIII

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Prestige Brands at Remy Cointreau USA Yves de Launay, Publisher of Haute Living and Haute Time Magazine Seth Semilof and CEO at Audemars Piguet North America Xavier Nolot


The elegant Haute Time Collectors Dinner took place Friday, March 13 at 66 E. 11th Street In New York City to celebrate the stunning Audemars Piguet watches that debuted at SIHH 2015. The luxurious setting at the exclusive $40 million townhouse made the gorgeous presentations all the more dazzling.

 A general view of atmosphere during Haute Time collectors
A general view of atmosphere during Haute Time collectors

The event was held in conjunction with Audemars Piguet and Louis XIII. The dinner had everything a watch connoisseur lives for: a sumptuous dinner, cognac cocktails provided by Louis XIII, and an insider look at Audemars Piguet’s most luxurious timepieces from past and present.

Elena Ulansky, Alisa Roever, Janna Bullock and Lana Smith
Elena Ulansky, Alisa Roever, Janna Bullock and Lana Smith

Yves de Launay, Vice-President of Prestige Brands at Remy Cointreau, proposed a toast with Louis XIII, a Remy Cointreau brand. During the “Legacy Experience,” de Launay presented the engaging history of the Louis XIII brand.

 Historian and Global Brand Ambassador at Audemars Piguet Michael L. Friedman speaks during Haute Time collectors dinner
Historian and Global Brand Ambassador at Audemars Piguet Michael L. Friedman speaks during Haute Time collectors dinner

During the enlightening presentation, guests were able to taste to their hearts content.

 Historian and Global Brand Ambassador at Audemars Piguet Michael L. Friedman (C) speaks during Haute Time collectors dinner
Historian and Global Brand Ambassador at Audemars Piguet Michael L. Friedman (C) speaks during Haute Time collectors dinner

Next up, Xavier Nolot, Audemars Piguet’s North American CEO, presented some of brand’s newest pieces from SIHH 2015, and mapped out the future of the brand’s amazing timepieces.

(L-R) Vice President Prestige Brands at Remy Cointreau USA Yves de Launay, Domenico Vacca and Eleonora Pieroni attend Haute Time collectors dinner
(L-R) Vice President Prestige Brands at Remy Cointreau USA Yves de Launay, Domenico Vacca and Eleonora Pieroni attend Haute Time collectors dinner

Michael Friedman, Audemars Piguet’s Chief Historian, also discussed the history of the brand, and explained the genesis of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and its evolution through today. Friedman also presented several AP museum pieces for guests to feast their eyes on.

 DJ Cassidy (L) and Lana Smith attend Haute Time collectors dinner
DJ Cassidy (L) and Lana Smith attend Haute Time collectors dinner

After the two fantastic presentations, guests were brought upstairs for dinner and wine, and one last toast proposed with Louis XIII.

 (L-R) Publisher of Haute Living and Haute Time Magazine Seth Semilof, Lana Smith, Alisa Roever and Shaun Cain
(L-R) Publisher of Haute Living and Haute Time Magazine Seth Semilof, Lana Smith, Alisa Roever and Shaun Cain

Many notable guests came out for the event: son of Bob Marley and owner of Marley Coffee, Rohan Marley; New York’s club maestro DJ Cassidy; Haute Time publisher Seth Semilof; Yellow Cab SLS Management Corp CEO Simon Garber; music industry executive and entertainment lawyer Doug Davis; fashion designer Domenico Vacca; and actor Joseph Sikora, who all soaked in the scene and luxury of the event.

A general view of atmosphere during Haute Time collectors dinner
A general view of atmosphere during Haute Time Collectors dinner

All photography by Andrew Toth via Getty Images

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