NY Botique Watchmaker Seize sur Vingt Opens Moscow Store

Posted: March 20, 2015 in Econ 101, Society and Culture

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Luxury menswear brand Seize sur Vingt opens in Moscow

(PRWEB) March 18, 2015

Manhattan and Los Angeles based luxury menswear design firm Seize sur Vingt has opened a new Moscow boutique, located in the luxury shopping neighborhood of Bolshaya Dmitrovka in central Moscow near Red Square. The shop will have its official opening on Thursday March 19th with an event inviting fashion and beauty editors of leading Russian fashion and lifestyle publications.

Located in a beautiful historic building at number 9 Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, Seize sur Vingt Moscow is residing alongside and partnering with a brand new men’s retail concept, Manway 1960, to combine the tailored elegance of Seize sur Vingt with a men’s grooming parlor, a men’s skincare department and a lounge for clients, friends and neighbors. Together encompassing three floors of this magnificent building, Seize sur Vingt and Manway 1960 give their clientele a welcome haven and escape from the routine.

Initially Seize sur Vingt Moscow will present its complete ready-to-wear men’s collection, with the plan to expand with its renowned bespoke programs in shirting and tailored clothing.

Founded in 1998 on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, Seize sur Vingt is currently headquartered at 78 Greene Street in Manhattan’s central Soho neighborhood. In 2013 it opened a boutique at 8618 Melrose Avenue in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Since its founding, Seize sur Vingt has been well-respected for its refined sense of modern cosmopolitan men’s fashion. Always known as an excellent shirtmaker and tailor, the brand has gradually developed expertise in other key categories as footwear, outerwear, knits and accessories. The collection is produced entirely and exclusively in small factories in Italy, Portugal and France using fabrics from Italy, Switzerland, England and Portugal. All designs are limited editions numbering from 30 to 90 pieces per design worldwide.

With any questions please feel free to contact: in the US: Eve Edwards, eve.edwards(AT)16sur20.com, telephone 413-637-5061; in Russia: Yana Demidovich, yademidovich(AT)engeocom.com, +7 (495) 692 20 51.

Seize sur Vingt Moscow
9 Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street
Moscow, Russia, 125009

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From Russia With Luxe: Why The Best Limited Edition Watches Are In Russia

Valerie Jack  6/24/2014

Sometimes life ain’t fair. Vacheron Constantin recently unveiled four boutique edition watches for its new Moscow store, which prompted the question, ‘Why do Russians get the best limited edition watches?’

The novelties unveiled by Vacheron Constantin would certainly serve to prove this argument true; each of the four timepieces dedicated to the Moscow boutique are stunning examples of haute horlogerie. They include a one-of-a-kind Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 model, a 30-piece Patrimony Perpetual Calendar limited edition, a 20-piece Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date limited edition, and a 30-piece Traditionnelle limited edition.

Diplomatic tensions aside, the unveiling of these timepieces hints at the continued importance of the Russian market. For example, the Swatch Group Russia’s year-end figures have shown double-digit sales growth each year since the conglomerate entered the market.

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This one-of-a-kind Traditionnelle Caliber 2253 Moscow Boutique by Vacheron Constantin not only boasts a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar and an equation of time, it also features sunrise and sunset times for the city of Moscow.

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Vacheron Constantin is not the only manufacture to dedicate timepieces to the Russian market. In addition to the brand’s famous Alexander the Great Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts, Ulysse Nardin also created a 30-piece limited edition tribute to Saint Petersburg. Part of Ulysse Nardin’s Marine Collection, the Imperial St. Petersburg is a Maxi Marine chronometer with an oven-cured enamel dial featuring an applied gold double-headed eagle, an emblem of Saint Petersburg.

While the timepiece itself is beautiful, it’s the elaborate enamel Egg of the Tsars in which the watch is presented that steals the show. Decorated with 4.25 carats of diamonds, the egg depicts Saint Petersburg’s most famous landmarks, including the Admiralty Spire , the Rostral Columns, the Arches of the General Staff Building and the city’s iconic drawbridges, which open at night to allow large vessels to pass.

Imperial St Petersburg

Then there’s the Ref. 5960G, a 100-piece limited edition version of Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar Chronograph, which the brand created in honor of their Moscow boutique opening. While the standard edition of the Ref. 5960 is in stainless steel and features a silver dial with blackened gold hour markers, the limited edition Moscow version is in white gold and features a blue dial with white hour markers and a red chronograph hand, a color scheme which echoes the white, blue and red of the Russian flag.

Patek Philippe Ref 5960G

Granted, there are beautiful editions dedicated to countries around the world, but these pieces certainly help make the argument for Russia’s special position in the minds of haute horlogerie’s top brands. And, unless you have a private jet on standby, their tragic inaccessibility for most of us.

Tell us, do you agree that Russia has the best limited edition watches? Or are you rooting for another country?

SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/valeriejack/2014/06/24/from-russia-with-luxe-why-the-best-limited-edition-watches-are-in-russia/

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