Meet our team! All the way to my left is Yuliana, who helps us with our new website and oversees our social media and communications. Immediately to my left is Mary, my wife, whose also our store secretary😊. Last but not least is Grace, our newest member. Yuliana and Grace are both students at UCONN and are studying Marketing and Finance, respectively. We’re so happy to have them on our team. Here’s a picture of us at the Red Dress Gala from November in support of Women’s Heart Health and the Alpha Phi Foundation. Yuli & Grace invited us to be their guests and we all had a great time together.
On my left is Mr. Michael Goldstein. We met at the end of the 90’s when he walked into my store as my new Audemars Piguet Sales Representative, and we’re friends to this day. Michael is an industry veteran and all around amazing guy! This holiday season I’m feeling very grateful for the relationships I’ve been able to build thanks to loving watches. #throwbackthursday #storytime #legend
Two watch industry vets on my right. Taken in a Basel restaurant. Armen Darakjian and Hartmut Kraft! Two great members of the watch community!
On my left is Vincent Calabrese, a self taught Italian Watch Genius. The creator of so many patents it boggles the mind. Just to mention a few, we have the Corum Golden Bridge, the Blancpain Flying Tourbillon and the Carousel. This only scratches the surface of his contributions to the art of watchmaking. It was my pleasure to spend time with this Legendary Watchmaker!
On January 15th, 2009, a flock of birds forced an airliner down into the Hudson River. The pilot of that flight is the hero on my right in this photo. Not one person died. His cool, calm, decisive actions are now LEGENDARY. I was so lucky to be invited to join Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for dinner when he was a brand ambassador for Jean Richard Watches!! #legend #armstrongrockwell #sully #storytime
I went all the way to Basel to buy watches and it was a Hairy experience! Thank you all for the fun and the honor!
On my right is one of the Titans of the Swiss watch industry. In many ways, he helped save and grow this industry!!I was lucky enough to enjoy a few minutes and a fine cigar with Mr. Nicholas Hayek Sr. at the Blancpain farmhouse renovation.
This is a photo of, what was once, the most expensive watch in the world.This is the Blancpain 1735 and it was over a million dollars at the time.Today, many watches are priced far higher, but then, it was a milestone.I was fortunate enough to have sold one of the last pieces made. I do not knowfor sure, but this may have been the very watch I eventually would sell.
One of my many factory tours took me to the former Soviet territory of East Germany. West Germany, with the strongest economy in Europe, was investing in East Germany….at that time, the weakest economy in Europe. Watchmaking was one of the industries to benefit from this. As soon as I arrived, I met a man I would be friends with to this day. On my right is Klaus Grentrup. He introduced us to Glashütte Original and helped to translate for us with the German owners. Eventually, the Swatch Group purchased Glashütte Original and on the right, slightly blurred, is Steve Cohen our US brand manager.