Photo Gallery: Ulysse Nardin x Christies x WEMPE Aspen

Photo Gallery: Ulysse Nardin And WEMPE Help Launch Christie's International Real Estate Aspen Brokerage

Earlier this month, our partners WEMPE and Ulysse Nardin joined forces with luxury houses Pomellato and Gucci to help launch Christie’s International Real Estate's new Aspen brokerage.

By Watchonista

On August 5th, the Aspen brokerage of Christie’s International Real Estate was officially introduced. A multi-day celebration in the iconic mountain town ensued. Aspen's social circle was out in full force.

The celebrations

(via press release)

The program culminated in a gala for more than 250 guests at the Aspen Art Museum, a masterpiece of built art with its woven exterior providing an intriguing glimpse to the building’s interiors and designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. The gala showcased watches from Ulysse Nardin and jewelry from Pomellato, as well as a handbag from Gucci that was offered at silent auction with proceeds benefitting the museum.

Ulysse Nardin x Christie's x WEMPE Aspen

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “Christie’s International Real Estate alone occupies the intersection between architecture and art, as does the Aspen Art Museum, making this the ideal venue for our launch event in Aspen. The past few days celebrated Aspen as a global destination: The area’s natural beauty, its commitment to art and culture, its fine dining and, of course, Aspen’s exceptional real estate. It is a place where Christie’s clients can enjoy a rare natural environment that offers a sense of privacy and anonymity outside of the walls of their homes.”

Ulysse Nardin x Christie's x WEMPE Aspen

WEMPE and Ulysse Nardin's participation

For WEMPE and Ulysse Nardin, the celebration was a fitting time to further evolve their partnership. As you may have read, Ulysse Nardin recently arrived at WEMPE (read HERE). For this event, WEMPE went beyond Fifth Avenue to the idyllic Colorado mountains.

Raik Krause & François-Xavier Hotier (US President Ulysse Nardin)

On-hand at the event was Francois-Xavier Hotier Ulysse Nardin's President of America. As well as Raik Krause, WEMPE's Patek Philippe boutique manager. The two men presented the very best of Ulysse Nardin's collections, including the Freak X, Skeleton X, and the highly sought after Marine collections


Ulysse Nardin x Christie's x WEMPE Aspen

Joining the distinguished collection of jewelry (from Pomellato) and watches (from Ulysse Nardin), was an ever-impressive portfolio of Aspen properties on sale with Christie's. Guests were treated to home tours, excursions, and once-in-a-lifetime access to the best of Aspen.

Ulysse Nardin x Christie's x WEMPE Aspen
Raik Krause (Patek Philippe Boutique Manager), François-Xavier Hotier (US Presid
Guest, Dan Conn (CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate), Danielle Austin (
Guests at the event
Rick Moeser (Christie’s International Real Estate), Edward Joseph (Christie’s In

For WEMPE and Ulysse Nardin, this event signals the great opportunities available to both retailer and brand as they embark on a partnership that goes well beyond the norm.  

Guests at the event
Guests at the event

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(Images provided by Christie's)

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