Time & The Jeweler’s Art

May 7, 2009

Not many people get to see REALLY spectacular watches on a regular basis. I’m one of the lucky ones, though, and you can be too if you’re in New York City sometime between now and June 27, 2009. I recently attended the opening of “Time & The Jeweler’s Art”, an exhibit currently running at The Forbes Galleries and created by the National Jewelry Institute, and it’s worth a look if you’re in town.

The premise is the intersection of luxury, elegance and wearability–and of course fashion. While timepieces used to be created merely for practicality, today’s coveted models are a distinct blend of utilitarian and aesthetic. There are watches for sport, those for elegant nights on the town, and those for everyday use. The watch above, a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond, mother-of-pearl and platinum “Snowflake” design, is one of my favorite ladies’ evening watches on display, while the rose gold and alligator LUVORENE 1 by Vincent Bérard (below) was my favorite of the men’s.

As an accessory fanatic, I do admit that I have more than one watch. What’s your take–Do you like to wear different watches for different occasions?

See the exhibit at:

The Forbes Galleries
62 Fifth Ave at 12th St.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4. FREE.

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