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ACCENT / THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS

SPRING/SUMMER 2019

H Y D E PA R K J E W E L E R S ACCENT T H E M A G A Z I N E O F L I F E ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N S SPRING/SUMMER 2019 ACC.HYDE.COVER.indd 1

NATURAL BEAUTY

MAKE A STATEMENT WITH STUNNING GEMS

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LOVE MAKES TWO HEARTS ONE. “ This is not a ring, it is one of the world’s most beautiful declarations of love. For you, they are the finest diamonds – for me, they are moments of happiness. For you, it is the highest form of the goldsmith’s artistry – for me, it is the most beautiful declaration of love that exists.” The spinning Wellendorff ring LOVE’S DUET – the most vibrant ring.

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Jewelry has been enlarged to show detail. Due to the fluctuating prices of diamonds, gold and platinum, prices are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on size, quality and availability. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this magazine, we are not responsible for errors or omissions. ACCENT is published by Wainscot Media, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, in association with Hyde Park. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, Hyde Park, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, or by telephone 201.573.5541. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com. Printed In The U.S.A. Volume 17, Issue 1. Copyright © 2019 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

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FEATURES FLOWER POWER | 18

Garden-inspired baubles are timeless.

THE FULL SPECTRUM | 28 Add splashes of color to your collection.

ELLEN WATCHES | 40 This comedian’s impressive watch collection is no laughing matter.

IN THE ZONE | 42

Patek Philippe created a watch for global travel pioneers.

WITH THE BAND | 46

It’s the perfect time to try a watch strap in a new color or texture.

RACING WITH ROLEX | 50 The Daytona has a long celebrated history with motorsports.

POINT TAYCAN | 52

Porsche zooms into the green vehicle market.

‘I WANT IT NOW!’ | 56

Why wait for someone to pop the question?

SUNSET SOIRÉE | 60

You’re invited to a breathtaking bridal party.

ROSÉ HAS ITS DAY | 66

Wine connoisseurs are enjoying a rosergence.

DEPARTMENTS WELCOME | 10

The times they are a-changin’.

EVENTS | 14

Hyde Park celebrates two openings.

ON THE RUN | 20

Gems in haute hues are on-trend this spring.

DESIGNERS | 26

The Kwiat family business is a cut above.

WATCH REPORT | 36

Hyde Park curates the most desirable timepieces for him and her.

DIAMONDS DO GOOD | 58

One organization helps kids sparkle like gems.

HEART OF THE MATTER | 68

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Time to bloom in statement jewels.

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ON THE COVER: Nikos Koulis Oui collection earrings, rings and bracelets with emeralds and diamonds in white gold and black enamel. Photography and creative by Edwin Santa. Model Chandler Bailey for Wilhelmina. Jewelry styling by Jennifer Ferkenhoff. Makeup and hair by Michelle Ortega. Assistance by Luis Daniel Pedroza. This page: Marco Bicego Petali lower collar, ring and bracelets in 18K yellow gold and diamonds.

Wellendorff’s new designs celebrate love.

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WELCOME

a time to redefine Is it time to redefine luxury? The term means something different to each of us. Does it have to be expensive or can it be affordable? Exclusive or inclusive? Elitist or democratic? Ethically sourced or opaque manufacturing? Do you prefer to acquire luxe online or experience the product in person? In 1964, songwriter Bob Dylan wrote: “The order is rapidly fadin.’ And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin’.” In many ways our society has pivoted in our perceptions and consumption habits, yet we hold true to traditional principles: We expect quality, value and superior customer service experiences when making the commitment to a discretionary or luxury purchase. At Hyde Park, we embrace these values and honor the opportunity to earn trust and loyalty from our clients. We proudly represent legacy brands that resonate from generation to generation. While some brands fail to connect with today’s clients, we at Hyde Park continue to edit our collections to represent extraordinarily designed pieces of exceptional quality, which are also ethically sourced. We continue to recognize our obligation to support the communities in which we operate our 11 points of sale. For the last 20 years, we have pursued thoughtful philanthropy with health-based and child

needs organizations, both directly and through our Diamond in the Rough Foundation. In the next several months, we will be significantly upgrading our digital platforms. We are committed to engaging with you in whatever way you prefer, both online and in-store. Our goal is to make our conversations with you as seamless and effortless as possible. We always want to improve the client experience, whether you have questions about caring for watches and jewelry or acquiring special gifts. Bob Dylan had no idea how fast the world would change, but we’re excited and privileged to continue the journey with you.

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EVENTS

grand openings HYDE PARK CELEBRATES THE OPENINGS OF BREITLING AND HUBLOT BOUTIQUES IN SCOTTSDALE.

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BREITLING SCOTTSDALE PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAUTE MEDIA AND CHRIS LOOMIS.

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BREITLING SCOTTSDALE GRAND OPENING Hyde Park and Breitling welcomed Breitling Ambassador and astronaut Mark Kelly and president of Breitling USA Thierry Prissert, for the grand opening of Breitling Boutique Scottsdale at Fashion Square. The Hyde Park and Breitling teams celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an evening with guests as they enjoyed cocktails and delicious bites while browsing the new Boutique. Photos clockwise from top left: Michael Pollak, Mark Kelly and Thierry Prissert; Breitling Boutique Scottsdale; Breitling Ambassador and astronaut Mark Kelly; the Hyde Park-Breitling team at the new Breitling Boutique Scottsdale.

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HUBLOT SCOTTSDALE PHOTOGRAPHY BY OMAR VEGA.

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HUBLOT SCOTTSDALE GRAND OPENING Hyde Park and Hublot celebrated the Grand Opening of Hublot Scottsdale at Scottsdale Fashion Square with a ribbon cutting and cocktail reception. Special guests Jean-Francois Sberro, President of Hublot America, and Patrick Peterson, eight-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro Cornerback of the Arizona Cardinals, made appearances to welcome guests while they browsed the incredible watch selection. The Scottsdale location is the 14th boutique of the brand in North America. Photos clockwise from top left: Michael Pollak, Patrick Peterson and JeanFrancois Sberro; Hublot Scottsdale; Hublot Scottsdale team—Kyle Rogers, Trevor King, Michael Pollak, Bill Eckles, Dan Langley and John Hoehn; Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals.

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NOTHING CAN REPLACE FRESH CUT FLOWERS, BUT OUR FLORAL PIECES COME PRETTY CLOSE. AND UNLIKE THE PICK FROM THE GARDEN, THESE TIMELESS DESIGNS WILL NEVER WILT OR GO OUT OF STYLE.

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Clockwise from left: All from the Hyde Park Collection. Argyle pink oval diamond with pearshaped diamond flower ring in platinum. Ruby, diamond and yellow diamond flower ring in 18K white gold. Diamond and sapphire flower ring in 18K white gold. Diamond and emerald floral ring in 18K white gold. Cushion-cut sapphire and diamond ring in 18K white gold. Ruby and diamond floral halo earrings in 18K white gold. Floral diamond earrings in 18K white gold.

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Elegance is an attitude Simon Baker

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1. Webb Vintage Estate, platinum, yellow gold and diamond earrings. 2. Fred Leighton, 18K yellow gold and white topaz necklace. 3. Chanel, Coco Crush, 18K yellow gold wide ring. 4. Marco Bicego, Legami, 18K yellow gold link bracelet. 5. Cartier, Panthere, 18K yellow gold triple wrap watch.

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TADASHI SHOJI SPRING 2019

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DESIGNERS

Above: The Kwiat family, from left, Cory, Greg, Lowell and Russell. Right: Start to finish, each piece is meticulously designed and crafted to enhance the brilliance of the Kwiat diamonds.

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a cut above

Kwiat stands for more than beautiful diamonds. Behind the name is a family that has mastered the craft of creating the most beautifully cut diamonds in the world. It began in 1907, when Sam Kwiat opened his store in New York City. Soon, his son, David, joined him, turning his passion for diamonds into what would become one of the most trusted houses of jewelry design. Today, David’s son, Lowell, and his sons, Greg, Russell and Cory, follow in Sam’s footsteps, crafting the most exquisite diamond jewelry. It starts with setting the strictest standards for diamond cutting. Nature gives a stone its color and clarity, but it takes the hand of a master craftsman to shape it into something brilliant. Without a superior cut, even a diamond with perfect color and clarity will appear dull and lifeless. At Kwiat, every diamond is cut with precision to unlock the brilliance within. In fact, their cut is so precise that their round brilliant diamonds exceed the “Excellent” cut grade set forward by the GIA, the premier diamond grading institute. While all Kwiat round diamonds receive a cut grade of Excellent, only a subset of GIA Excellent diamonds are worthy of becoming a Kwiat diamond. Details do not stop at cut. Every piece of diamond jewelry is light and airy, designed to float comfortably against the skin. Flexible and fluid connections allow jewelry to move easily with the wearer. Diamonds are perfectly matched in clarity, color and carat, then set into jewelry designed specifically for their stones. And because family is so important at Kwiat, many of the designs include marquise-shaped diamonds, a favorite of David Kwiat. One of our favorites is the Kwiat Star—an eight-point star featuring marquise and round diamonds that sit in symmetrical form with harmony and balance. Earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets from this collection sparkle with a classic elegance that is timeless.

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SPRING AND SUMMER ARE THE PERFECT SEASONS TO ADD SPLASHES OF COLOR TO YOUR JEWELRY COLLECTION. (REMEMBER ROY G. BIV, THE MNEMONIC THAT HELPED US REMEMBER THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW—RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO AND VIOLET?) NOW IS DEFINITELY THE TIME TO LIVEN UP YOUR LOOK WITH A NEW HUE OR TWO (OR THREE OR FOUR)!

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From left: Nikos Koulis emerald and diamond ring in 18K white gold and black enamel. Hyde Park sapphire and diamond ring in platinum. Hyde Park London Blue topaz ring with diamonds in 18K white gold. Hyde Park radiant yellow diamond ring in 18K yellow gold and platinum. Hyde Park tanzanite and diamond ring in 18K white gold. Hyde Park ruby and diamond ring mosaic set in 18K white gold. Hyde Park pink sapphire and diamond ring in 18K white gold.

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Spring Forward TIME TO BLOOM IN STAND-OUT, STATEMENT-MAKING JEWELS.

FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Cleo by Marli Collection statement slip-on bangles, rings and earrings in 18K gold, diamonds and gemstones.

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Nikos Koulis diamond earrings in 18K white gold and black enamel.

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Chanel COCO CRUSH Collection quilted motif rings and bracelets in 18K beige, yellow and white gold and diamonds. Fil de Camélia ring in 18K white gold and diamonds with one center diamond. Camélia Ajouré ring in 18K pink gold and diamonds.

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Maria Canale sapphire and moonstone earrings, bangle and rings.

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Roberto Coin Retro necklace, Gourmette bangles and Oro classic cuff in 18K yellow gold. Torchon diamond rings in 18K yellow gold.

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Model CHANDLER BAILEY (WILHELMINA MIAMI) Jewelry styling by JENNIFER FERKENHOFF Makeup and hair by MICHELLE ORTEGA Assistance by LUIS DANIEL PEDROZA

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For us, innovation must always serve function. For example, raising our bezel by 2 mm has improved the grip. Just a little. When you care about watches, just a little matters a lot.

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Cartier Santos Dumont SM 38mm rose gold case, gray alligator strap, water resistant to 30 meters. Grand Seiko Elegance Limited Edition 39mm steel, blue dial with blue crocodile strap, splash resistant. Patek Philippe Calatrava 40mm steel case and brown leather strap, water resistant to 30 meters. IWC Pilot Chronograph Spitfire 41mm stainless steel, black dial and green textile strap, water resistant to 60 meters. Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm oystersteel and yellow gold, case and bracelet, water resistant to 1220 meters.

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An update for an icon: Tangente, the iconic watch model from NOMOS GlashĂźtte, is now available with an entirely new type of date display. Find Tangente neomatik 41 Update and other NOMOS models powered by the new neomatik date caliber at Hyde Park Jewelers. More: hydeparkjewelers.com, nomos-glashuette.com

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The entrepreneur owns several of the Rolex GMT-Master timepieces, including the 1675 Blueberry, the “Pepsi” red and blue bezel and the 40MM GMT-Master II in ceramic steel, shown here.

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A DEGENERES TIMEPIECE TRIO Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres seldom leaves home without a Rolex or Patek. Here are three standouts from her enviable collection:

OBSERVING CAREFULLY BOTH HER GUESTS AND THE TIME HELPS THIS TALK-SHOW HOST KEEP HER HUMOR SHARP BUT GENTLE. SHE’S A WATCHFUL COLLECTOR TOO. It’s about more than laughs—that’s the deal with comedian-turned-talk-show-host Ellen DeGeneres. Her generous, benign spirit is another key to her success, and her style of gentle self-mockery takes the sting out of her sendups of absurdity—hers, ours and the world’s. While some comics make us guffaw but inwardly recoil, DeGeneres is the one we want to hang out with in our daytime living rooms. Who else could have shattered barriers as she did by coming out on her sitcom back in the ’90s (both her character and the comedian herself) while leaving us laughing and liking her so darn much? While DeGeneres, now 60, wrestles with an exaggerated rep for being “nice,” she does achieve apparently effortless rapport with everyone who sits in the guest chair. That takes sensitivity. But each of us has an aggressive demon somewhere inside. Where’s hers? Maybe a clue is on her wrist. There seems to be nothing demure or stammeringly apologetic about DeGeneres’ acquisition of luxury watches. She collects. And no one doubts that her bank account is good for every tick on every dial. Oh, she’s casual enough, letting the luxury jewelry peek out beneath her left sleeve during episodes and appearances and interviews, but never actually showing it off. “I have both vintage and new models,” she remarked about a little Swiss brand called Rolex. She has, to name a wristful, the Rolex Submariner with a blue dial and ceramic bezel, the Rolex Yacht-Master Everose with an Oysterflex bracelet, the collectible Rolex Explorer II “Steve McQueen” 1655 and—her personal favorite— the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. DeGeneres, the wife

of actress Portia de Rossi, is photographed frequently wearing this classic design—she even wore one during her 2018 Netflix standup comedy special, ironically titled Relatable—and has at least seven of them. One of the comedian’s most valuable Daytonas is surely the $175K rare 1969 Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Reference 6241, which she debuted on a 2018 episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. (It’s OK to be jealous of both her watch and her famous pals, we promise.) But any true collection needs variation, which is why she has also splurged on a few Patek Philippes, including the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5271, the Nautilus Ref. 5711 and the Nautilus Annual Calendar Chronograph. She keeps her wry perspective, though. “For centuries we’ve checked the time by looking at our phones,” she tweeted after Apple announced the Apple Watch in 2014. “Having it on your wrist? Genius.” DeGeneres and her shows have amassed at least 30 Emmys, and she has voiced a fish in Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, written some books, hosted the Grammys, the Oscars and the Emmys, made Spectrum commercials and launched her own production company, record label, lifestyle brand and a series on HGTV. She was a spokesmodel for CoverGirl and even served as a judge on a season of American Idol. Most important, though, DeGeneres has championed generosity and kindness throughout her career, ending each show by saying, “Be kind to one another.” If she’s as kind and generous as all that, couldn’t we borrow just one watch?

DeGeneres wore this Patek Philippe Grand Complications Ref. 5204 on a 2018 episode of her talk show. And she’ll never forget the date or time with this baby, as its functions show hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, moon phase, a leap year indicator and a perpetual calendar. Its price tag? Over $275K.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is one of the comedian’s go-tos, with its elegant platinum smooth bezel and glacier blue patterned dial.

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose was introduced in 2015 and features the brand’s Oysterflex bracelet, which allows for increased comfort and mobility. DeGeneres wore this during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

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PATEK PHILIPPE’S LUXURIOUS WORLD TIME WATCHES SHOW WHAT TIME IT IS WHERE YOU ARE—AND EVERYWHERE ELSE TOO. By Christen Fisher

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5930G Men’s World Time Chronograph in white gold with blue opaline hand-guilloche dial center and matte navy alligator strap.

Today’s world travelers need to see the time in different time zones at a glance. World Time watches meet that need with the ultimate in mechanical ingenuity and aesthetic beauty. Prior to the mid-19th century, time was a local matter. Towns and cities around the world relied solely on the relative position of the sun to determine the time of day, which would be displayed on a centrally located clock, perhaps on a church steeple, in the town square or in a jeweler’s window. No national or international conventions defined how time should be measured, when a day began and ended, or even the actual length of an hour. While astronomers in Greenwich, England, had established mean time (time measured by a pendulum clock) back in the 1670s, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was of no practical use, except to sailors who used it to calculate their position at sea on transoceanic journeys. For the average citizen both in the U.S. and abroad, longdistance travel and communication were so painstakingly slow that standardized time was irrelevant. There was no such thing as a frequent traveler. Then came the railroads. As railroad tracks began to crisscross entire countries and continents, transporting people, communications and goods at speeds heretofore unimagined, the need for an international time standard became imperative. In 1876, Sir Sandford Fleming, chief

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become ubiquitous in the years since these advances. Jet propulsion has engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway—who incidentally was also instrumental in the laying of the Pacific Cable as a way to provide faster, taken over from the steam engine. Email, text, phone and FaceTime have superseded handwritten letters and telegrams. And the need to cheaper communication among the British colonies—spent a frustrated know the local time anywhere in the world at a glance is relevant to night in an Irish train station having missed the last departure, not everyone who dares to venture beyond their front door. Patek Philippe to mention a few other connections during his journey, because of World Time watches continue to fulfill this need in an exemplary way. the unpredictable time discrepancies between towns. Fleming’s Current Patek Philippe World Time references include two offerings misadventure inspired him to solve what he knew would become a for ladies and four for gentlemen. Each piece shows all 24 time zones at a universal problem for the rapidly growing ranks of regular travelers. In glance with the local time prominently displayed for the time zone whose 1884, at the International Prime Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C., he advocated the adoption of a standard or mean time with hourly assigned city name is just above the small red arrow at 12 o’clock—in the classic manner with the hour and minute hands. In the other 23 time variations from it according to a system of 24 time zones around the zones, the times are directly readable on the 24-hour ring that rotates globe. His system is still in use today. counterclockwise within the city disk. When traveling into a different time Born in Carouge, Switzerland, 10 years after the International zone, the pusher in the case at 10 o’clock is pressed as often as needed to Prime Meridian Conference, Louis Cottier was a talented and soughtalign the respective city name with the red arrow at 12 o’clock. Each time after independent watchmaker. Having graduated from the Geneva the pusher is pressed, the hour hand advances one hour while the city disk School of Horology, Cottier won two prizes from Patek Philippe and the 24-hour ring move counterclockwise by one increment. while still an apprentice. He worked as a master horologist for several For ladies, the World Time Ref. 7130 is available in white gold with major brands and was entrusted with the care and restoration of a gray-blue hand-guilloched dial center on a shiny peacock-blue Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf ’s personal watch collection. alligator strap with a diamond-set bezel and prong buckle, or in Despite these accolades, Cottier remained humble, working rose gold with an ivory opaline hand-guilloched dial center on in a modest atelier in the back room of his wife’s book a shiny taupe alligator strap, with a bezel and prong buckle also and stationery shop at Rue Vautier 45 in Carouge. There set with diamonds. Both references feature a caliber 240 HU he made desk clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches and self-winding mechanical movement. handmade prototypes including wristwatches without hands, For gentlemen, the World Time Ref. 5230 is watches with jumping digital hours, and fantastical available with a charcoal gray lacquered, handjacquemarts (hour-striking mechanical devices) guilloched center in white gold on a shiny black and automata. And it was there, in 1931, alligator strap or in rose gold on a shiny that Louis Cottier invented the “Heure chocolate brown alligator strap. Both Universelle,” or the “World Time” feature a caliber 240 HU mechanical, mechanism. self-winding movement. In addition, First created as a pocket watch there is the 5131/P World Time for a local jeweler, the World in white gold with cloisonné Time was the first complication enamel dial center depicting the to display the time in all 24 time North Pole. For those who are zones simultaneously. It quickly interested in the added features gained attention from luxury of a more complicated watch, watchmakers. In 1937, Patek there is also the 5930G World Philippe approached Cottier Time Chronograph. Offered in about producing the World Time white gold with a blue opaline as a wristwatch, and in 1940, hand-guilloched dial center on a the company launched the World matte navy blue alligator strap, the Time Ref. 1415 with a cloisonné World Time Chronograph features a enamel dial. Cottier refined the caliber CH 28-520 HU mechanical, selfdesign in 1953 by uncoupling the timewinding movement. zone mechanism from the movement, Patek Philippe’s World Time watches so that the hour hand could be moved represent the ultimate in luxury and without affecting the regular progression functionality and embody the brand’s of the minute hand. Six years later Patek longstanding commitment to the needs patented the system. In the years since, This page: The Patek Philippe 1931 “Heure Universelle” pocket watch. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Patek Philippe Ref. 5230G Men’s and values of the world’s travelers. It Patek has refined its World Time watches to World Time in rose gold with charcoal lacquered, hand-guilloche dial would seem that Sandford Fleming’s increase user-friendliness and technological and chocolate brown alligator strap; Patek Philippe Ref. 5131/P Men’s World Time in white gold with cloisonné enamel dial center depicting night of frustration was worth it in precision, as well as to showcase an array of the North Pole; a plaque commemorating Louis Cottier; Patek Philippe the long run, and that Louis Cottier’s breathtaking artistry. Ref. 7130G Ladies World Time in white gold with gray-blue handguilloche and peacock blue alligator strap. innovation has stood the test of time. World travel and communication have

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SURE, YOU STILL LOVE YOUR METAL BRACELETS (WE ALL DO). BUT SPRING AND SUMMER ARE THE PERFECT TIMES TO TRY A WATCH THAT FEATURES A STRAP IN A NEW COLOR, TEXTURE OR MATERIAL.

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Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon� model with black zirconium oxide ceramic dial, ceramic 44.25 mm case and coated nylon strap, Rolex Cellini Date 39mm in 18K white gold with blue guilloche dial and leather strap, Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm in Everose gold with Oysterflex bracelet, Longines Heritage 1945 40mm on a nubuck leather strap. This page: Patek Philippe Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 42mm in rose gold on vintage brown calfskin strap.

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racing with rolex Rolex has linked its fame with the word “Daytona” over the years, and that’s no accident. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is perhaps the Swiss brand’s most iconic watch, adored and admired by celebrities and less-known collectors alike. The timepiece was created with racing and speed in mind, and it has come to be regarded as one of the world’s most reliable watches due to its roots with speed racing in Daytona Beach, Florida. How? In 1935, after breaking a speed record of 276 miles per hour in his car Bluebird V at Daytona Beach, Sir Malcolm Campbell notified Rolex that the watch he wore during that race was still running. The fact that this timepiece withstood speeds and temperatures not typically experienced by owners was a testament to its craftsmanship. From there, Rolex’s relationship with racing grew steadily and, in 1963, the company launched a new-generation chronograph, the Cosmograph, dedicated to race-car drivers. This watch has evolved over the years to become a legend, a cherished trophy for this race, a tribute to the winning driver’s skill and a must-have for a collector’s vault, eventually becoming known by the prestigious name Daytona. In 1992, Rolex formalized its long-standing association with

Daytona and Daytona International Speedway by becoming the official timepiece and title sponsor of the epic 24-hour endurance race held annually in January. In 2001, the brand became the official partner and the official timepiece of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rolex is also the timekeeper for Formula 1 Racing and started its sixth season with F1 when its Grand Prix season began in March. Meanwhile, three-time FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart has been a Rolex Testimonee since 1968. Rolex is hardly adorning racers’ wrists with the same watches season after season. In 2009, the watchmaker introduced the Everose Daytona made with the brand’s exclusive 18K pink gold. It has calibre 4130 and the central sweep seconds hand allows an accurate reading of 1/8 second. As with all models, its Oyster case is nearly scratchresistant and waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. The diameter of the timepiece is 40mm and the bracelet features the Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system, which allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by up to 5mm. In 2016, the watchmaker released the Cosmograph Daytona with a Cerachrom steel bezel. Gentlemen, start your engines.

Clockwise from top left: A 2016 “Paul Newman” Daytona, known as the “panda face” for its black-and-white dial, resembles the original 1963 model; an aerial view of Daytona Beach, 1955; the finish line at Daytona International Speedway; a glimpse of Daytona International Speedway during a stunning sunset, 2016; Sir Malcolm Campbell, with the Bluebird V in 1935, after reaching a speed of 301 mph; Sir Jackie Stewart, F1 racer and 50-year Rolex Testimonee, who competed in 99 Formula 1 Grand Prix races and won 27 of them.

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THANKS TO ITS UNMATCHED RELIABILITY, THE OYSTER PERPETUAL COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA HAS A LONG TRACK RECORD IN MOTOR SPORTS.

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PORSCHE ELECTRIFIES THE GREEN VEHICLE MARKET WITH ITS FIRST ELECTRIC SPORTS SEDAN. By Darius Amos

Careful what you wish for—right, Elon Musk? The Tesla chief took the auto world by storm when he rolled out his line of luxury electric cars, but little did he know his call for the globe’s other leading automakers to manufacture competitive “green” vehicles would be met head-on by Porsche. The German company, with a nearly 90-year history of producing high-end sports cars, has more than stepped up to Musk’s challenge. It is launching a new high-performance sports sedan, the Taycan (pronounced TIE-con), that will stand toe-to-toe with Tesla’s iconic Model S. The Taycan—a Eurasian word that translates loosely to “lively young horse”—is Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle. With a starting price in the $90,000-to-$100,000 range, it aims to become the leader in a market that’s been ruled by Tesla. So what makes this colt run? For starters, it boasts two electric motors that generate a whopping 600 horsepower, which Porsche says muscles 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds. Not bad considering Porsche’s legendary 911 Turbo S does that sprint in roughly 2.5 seconds. Early track results show that the

Taycan has an electric range of about 310 miles. The car’s power source is an 800-volt supercharger battery—plug in the car for just 15 minutes and it will have enough juice to travel 248 miles, or New York to Boston, without stopping. The Porsche power on the Taycan is tamed by all-wheel drive traction, though a rear-wheel drive version is an anticipated option for the future. Inside the cabin, you’ll find all the luxurious amenities typically associated with the Porsche name. The driver’s position resembles a 911, with plenty of gadgets and gizmos within reach. Two touchscreens (one a 10.1-inch display) provide controls for everything from the premium infotainment system to seat adjustments. If you’re hauling family, friends or co-workers, they’ll ride in comfort—there’s ample room for them plus space for luggage in the front and back. An old adage suggests that sometimes less is more. Without an engine, the Taycan offers fewer mechanical components for a driver to interact (play) with. No worries. Welcome to the new generation of electric sports cars.

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The Porsche Taycan will be the luxury sports car manufacturer’s first electric car when it hits the U.S. later this year. Engineers say the sports sedan can travel about 310 miles on a fully charged battery—a range that eclipses the industry leader, Tesla’s iconic Model S.

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DISCOVER YOUR RING

YOUR WAY Introducing The Engage Experience

Your relationship is anything but ordinary. Shouldn’t your ring be the same? You’re ready to start the next chapter of your love story, and you’ve been thinking about your dream ring for months. But maybe you’re unsure of how to find that perfect symbol of your relationship? At Hyde Park we understand the excitement and uncertainties that come along with shopping for a ring. We also know that one style doesn’t fit all, and we genuinely believe your ring should be uniquely yours. That’s why we’ve created Engage. Engage is an innovative, interactive online and in-store shopping experience that’s custom tailored to your bridal shopping needs. Guided by our 4Cs of the ideal shopping experience—Comfort, Counsel, Creation and Confidence, Engage offers a whole new way to shop for bridal jewelry. With cutting-edge technology, and the unparalleled support of our knowledgeable team we’re making shopping for diamonds, engagement rings and wedding bands easier (and more fun!) than ever.

Ready to get started? Here’s what you can expect from our new omni-channel experience.

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An Experience Unique to Your Needs At Engage, you decide how, when and where you want to shop. Whether you choose to use our mobile app or make an appointment at our flagship store in Denver, you’ll have access to all the tips and tools you need to find the perfect ring to represent your happily ever after.

New Designer Brands Engage offers a range of new and unique styles from a curated selection of designer brands not commonly found in your everyday jewelry stores. The range of styles and price points offered in the Engage shopping experience deliver you more unique shopping options than ever before.

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RING BLING

From left to right: Rebecca Overmann V-shaped diamond band in 14K yellow gold. Hyde Park 1ctw. round diamond halo ring in 14K yellow gold. Hyde Park diamond band in 18K yellow gold. Anzi multi-colored rainbow sapphire ring in 14K yellow gold. Hyde Park diamond band in 18K yellow gold. Hyde Park 3-stone ring featuring Fire & Ice diamonds in 18K rose gold. Hyde Park pear-shaped diamond ring in 14K white gold. Ashoka diamond engagement ring with sapphire halo set in platinum. Hyde Park diamond and sapphire band in 18K white gold. Hyde Park ZigZag diamond baguette ring in 18K white gold. Christopher Designs Halo L’Amour 3-stone diamond ring in 18K white gold. Hyde Park diamond halo ring in 18K rose and white gold. Hyde Park diamond band in 18K rose gold. Hyde Park diamond band in 18K rose gold. Little Bird morganite and diamond ring in 18K rose gold. Ashoka diamond engagement ring bezel set in 18K rose gold.

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WE DON’T BLAME MILLENNIALS FOR GOING AFTER WHAT THEY WANT—ESPECIALLY IF IT’S FINE JEWELRY. MANY OF THESE WOMEN AREN’T WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO POP THE BIG QUESTION. THEY’RE BUYING THEIR OWN BEAUTIFUL RINGS (AND BRACELETS TOO). BUT JUST IN CASE AN ENGAGEMENT IS IN HER FUTURE, WE’VE INCLUDED SEVERAL STUNNERS THAT DO THE JOB NICELY.

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Displaced from his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when he was 6 years old, Joseph Munyambanza had a difficult childhood growing up in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda. However, at a very young age, Munyambanza saw the opportunity to do tremendous good. “I needed to have hope, and I needed to believe in the future,” he says. “And so, at 7, I began a journey. That journey would take me to a government school in Uganda.” Though his school conditions were less than ideal, often with more than 200 students being taught by one teacher, Munyambanza excelled and found hope in education. At just 14, he founded COBURWAS, a nonprofit organization that empowers young leaders to tackle challenges facing their communities through educational programs and facilities. COBURWAS stands for Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Sudan, representing the nationalities of refugees in his camp. “I had a vision,” Munyambanza says. “I wanted to start a tutoring program for my fellow young refugee boys and girls who did not have access to quality education. I founded... COBURWAS...[and] the program had a great impact. Many girls and boys started completing primary school and one 12-yearold girl even became the best student in the whole country.” It was his unfaltering spirit, innate leadership and relentless passion to improve access to education in Africa that made Munyambanza a perfect candidate for the 2010 inaugural class of the African Leadership Academy, one of Diamond

Empowerment Fund’s (D.E.F.) beneficiaries located in South Africa. “Supporting young, passionate students like Joseph is so crucial, and institutions like the African Leadership Academy help guide these innovative minds toward their goals of transforming the world for good. That is the core of D.E.F.’s mission,” says Michael Pollak, D.E.F. board member and president of Hyde Park Jewelers. Today, Munyambanza holds a degree in biochemistry from Westminster College and has been recognized globally for his good work. He is a member of the British Council Global Changemakers network and has served as an advisor on international education to the UN Secretary General and to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Munyambanza was recognized alongside President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia as one of four Global Citizen Award winners in 2013 by UN Secretary General Ban KiMoon. At the invitation of former President Bill Clinton, Munyambanza also took part in the Clinton Global Initiative in March 2015, where he spoke on transitional justice and how to rebuild affected communities after wars. He is currently working with the Minister of Education of the DRC to enable 1 million children to enroll in school for the first time. “There were sad moments in my life, but I was determined to be strong—determined to help myself, to help people in the camp to have a better life and show the world that we are not disposable just because we are refugees.” Munyambanza’s story is yet another shining example of how diamonds do good around the world.

From the top: Joseph Munyambanza with some children attending one of the COBURWAS schools; Munyambanza at his graduation from Westminster College in 2015; Munyambanza hopes to continue to create access to education for refugee children across Africa.

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ONE ORGANIZATION HELPS KIDS AROUND THE WORLD SPARKLE LIKE GEMS.

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Hyde Park Jewelers is pleased to provide the Hyde Park Preferred Cardholder Program with the flexibility to make your dreams come true. Our convenient and fast approval process makes it easy and safe to apply online or in-store.

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WEDDED BLISS

It could be a wedding gathering at the famous resort Auberge du Soleil in California’s scenic Napa Valley, as featured in Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’ The Art of Entertaining (Rizzoli New York). Or it could be another celebration somewhere far from the vineyards, but where the golden light of just-before-dusk equally illumines the guests’ cheerfully colorful attire and the sparkling Dom Pérignon equally complements the succulent treats from the sea. Here the culinary preparations are by renowned chef Robert Curry; at your event they could be your own or the work of another artist in the kitchen. What matters is the vibe of effortless delight, and the way conversation seems to have an extra opportunity to sparkle. What matters is the moment—and the mood—and the memories you’ll make.

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LET A BRIDAL PARTY IN A RESORT OVERLOOKING THE VINEYARDS OF NAPA VALLEY INSPIRE YOU— WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE.

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This page: A raw bar offering oysters, clams and prawns is an irresistible counterpoint to sparkling wine, but keep the menu understated so as not to overpower the beverages. Chef Robert Curry of Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley recommends serving sparkling wine with salty foods such as oysters or anything that’s fried and/ or cured, or fermented dishes, such as those made with bacon, soy or olives. Opposite page: Seared scallops with zucchini, corn and basil purÊe exemplify the flavors of the season (and locale); mix Islay dry gin with vermouth and orange bitters for a change-up from champagne.

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This page: This party’s backdrop of verdant vineyards seems perfectly apropos, but the hills of Monterey Bay also have their part to play. Put dessert on wheels, as peach parfait and macarons here make the rounds of the patio on a convenient beverage cart. Opposite page: You can spruce up the balcony bar with candles and greenery in golden urns to maintain a garden feel throughout—and keep champagne flutes at the ready for whenever the bubbly mood strikes.

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Photos reprinted with permission from The Art of Entertaining Relais & Châteaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings, and More for Memorable Celebrations by Relais & Châteaux North America and Jessica Kerwin Jenkins and photography by Melanie Acevedo and David Engelhardt.

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rosé has its day Don’t blush—there’s no need to be embarrassed. Nowadays, it’s perfectly OK to like rosé. More than that, it’s cool. It puts you on the cusp of a cultural wave that has swept up wine lovers from coast to coast. Call it a rosergence. Jay-Z has rapped about it. Drew Barrymore has reveled in it, releasing her own label of pinot noir rosé. Although pink wine still represents a mere 1.5 percent of the total U.S. table wine market—a proverbial drop in the industry bucket—demand for it is swelling. From mid-2016 to mid-2017, domestic consumption of rosé increased 53 percent by volume, surging to $258 million in sales, according to a report last year by Forbes. Over that same period, sparkling rosé also enjoyed a bump, its sales jumping by nearly 20 percent. It all adds up to a serious turnabout in reputation for a wine once snickered at by sophisticates. Starting in the 1970s, and for the good part of a generation, rosé was widely seen as the sweet pink drink of fru-fru cocktail parties, a déclassé concoction for less-than-nuanced palates, much of it sold in jugs by the likes of Gallo and Sutter Home. White zinfandel was the variety by which many people then came to know rosé, and it was often said that the wine’s very existence owed to an error. According to a broadly circulated story, it was born in 1975 when Sutter Home winemaker Bob Trinchero botched a production, giving rise to a high-in-sugar wine with the saccharine character of a Hallmark card. To Trinchero’s surprise, consumers loved it. For better or worse, a phenomenon was born. This, of course, was another era; the American market was just catching on to wine. “In that sense, those sweet rosés were great for the industry,” says Niki Wente, a fifth-generation vintner at venerable Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California. “They got a lot of people drinking and enjoying wine. And the more people learned, the more excited they became about the possibilities.” Wente is one of a growing number of young vintners who are unabashed in their embrace of rosé. Just last year, she expressed that fondness through the first release of Niki’s Pinot Noir Rosé, a crisp but complex wine that bears no resemblance to the cloying blushes of decades past. Dancing lightly on the palate, with notes of cantaloupe and orange zest, this rosé has a closer kinship to the traditionally bone-dry rosés of France, one of several countries where pink wine comes with a rich pedigree. Wide-ranging in its provenance, with deep roots in Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy, among other wine-producing powers, rosé is also made in myriad styles, from such varietals as pinot noir, grenache and gamay, to name just a few. It appears in shades that span the pink-hued spectrum, from the reddest raspberry to the palest salmon. But no matter its iteration, rosé, at its best, is bright, refreshing and a delicious food wine fit for all occasions. Hence the growing popularity of a wine-world catchphrase. Say it with us: Rosé all day!

TASTING NOTES

Domaine Carneros Madame de Pompadour Rosé NV, $37 Named after the French King Louis XV’s paramour, Madame de Pompadour, this has a delicate mousse, a lacy texture and aromatics of wild strawberries, ripe peach, apricot, pomegranate, honeysuckle and exotic spices. 2018 Niki’s Pinot Noir Rosé, $30 Brimming with aromatic hints of summer melon and ripe strawberry, this refreshing wine pairs beautifully with everything from rich cow’s-milk cheeses to roasted pork. J Vineyards Brut Rosé, $45 A vibrant sparkling rosé with a creamy mouthfeel that gives way to lively notes of blood orange and lemon. Try it with tuna poke or grilled prawns.

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FOR WINE CONNOISSEURS, A PINK PALETTE NEED NOT MEAN A CLOYING SWEETNESS ON THE PALATE. By Josh Sens

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NEW COLLECTION DESIGNERS

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WELLENDORFF’S NEW DESIGNS CELEBRATE THE MANY FACETS OF LOVE.

From top: Love’s Duet ring encapsulates this profound bond of love. The limited edition Euphoric Heart ring awakens butterflies in your stomach and the feeling that something wonderful is about to happen. Striking and rich with contrasts, the limited edition Mystic Heart ring evokes complexities and mysteries of romance. Modern and yet made for eternity, the Love’s Duet ring is an elegant homage to true love.

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“The heart wants what it wants.” We’ve heard that as far back as Emily Dickinson and as recently as Selena Gomez. It stands to reason, then, that a piece of jewelry received from your beloved is positively priceless. Wellendorff, the Pforzheim, Germany-based jewelry designer, has produced pieces inspired by intimate love stories and crafted with its own passion for perfection for the past 125 years. In 2019, Wellendorff introduced four new ring designs that infuse precious materials with goldsmith artistry. The most iconic symbol of love— the heart—is a design element that ties the rings in these collections together.

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