WEMPE and Ulysse Nardin Host An Intimate Collector Dinner

Photo Gallery: WEMPE And Ulysse Nardin Host An Intimate Collector Dinner

To celebrate the arrival of Ulysse Nardin to WEMPE, the iconic Fifth Avenue retailer hosted an intimate dinner at New York City's Jean-Georges restaurant. 

By Watchonista

As you may have heard, Ulysse Nardin has arrived at WEMPE's Fifth Avenue boutique. To celebrate, Ulysse Nardin and WEMPE brought together collectors and friends of the brand for an intimate evening celebrating the good life. 

Ulysse Nardin and WEMPE Collector Dinner

Between sips of a beautiful Gevrey-Chambertin burgundy, collectors were mesmerized by Ulysse Nardin's daring creations. The Freak X and Skeleton X were on hand as well as one very important prototype making it's first US appearance. The Freak NeXt! 

Ulysse Nardin Freak NeXt (Photo by Liam O'Donnell)

What better way to present this extraordinary new timepiece than a lecture by the brand's Research and Innovation Director Stephane von Gunten. The silicon marvel is the type of watch that needs to been seen to be believed. Collectors had the unique opportunity to go hands-on with the $300,000 masterpiece. We learned during the dinner that Ulysse Nardin plans to produce just 12 pieces and the watch will be available from the brand's best retailers, including WEMPE Fifth Avenue.

Research and Innovation Director Stephane von Gunten

WEMPE's US President Rudy Albers and Ulysse Nardin's President of the Americas Francois-Xavier Hotier played hosts for the evening. After an exemplary meal, invited guests were treated to a very special tasting of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac. An experience 100 years in the making!

Francois-Xavier Hotier and Rudy Albers

Esteemed guests in attendance included Dan Conn, Chief Executive Officer of Christie's International Real Estate, Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Christie's International Real Estate Hudson Valley, and Ian McLernon, President and CEO Americas at Rémy Cointreau.

Dan Conn, François-Xavier Hotier, Ilija Pavlovic, and Ian McLernon

While this extraordinary evening was for a privileged few, you can still discover the entire Ulysse Nardin collection today at WEMPE's Fifth Avenue boutique. Learn more on Watchonista's dedicated article (HERE).

Photo Gallery

Please enjoy this selection of some of the best moments of WEMPE and Ulysse Nardin's collector dinner.

(Photography by Monica Schipper)

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