Tourneau Announces Opening Of The First Watch Boutique At Bloomingdale’s Century City

Tourneau, the nation’s leading luxury watch retailer for over a century, announced  that it has opened its first dedicated shop-in-shop at Bloomingdale‘s Century City in Los Angeles. This newly renovated Bloomingdale’s location will be the first to carry Tourneau’s extensive selection of premium new and Certified Pre-Owned watches. This 1,200 square foot boutique will offer men’s and women’s fine watches from Cartier, Omega, Breitling, Panerai, Longines and more. This partnership will offer Tourneau customers a new audience of fashion-forward consumers, while providing Bloomingdale’s customers with unparalleled expertise and service in the watch industry.Tourneau Since 1900 Logo

Tourneau’s 116 years of expertise in the watch retail industry coupled with Bloomingdale’s rich heritage as a luxury retailer make this a perfect partnership,” says Ira Melnitsky, CEO of Tourneau. “We are excited to be bringing fine watches to such a premier location in Los Angeles.”

Established in 1900, Tourneau is the leading retailer of luxury watches in the United States, offering more than 100 world-famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Breitling and TAG Heuer in more than 8,000 unique styles. The company also sells Certified Pre-Owned timepieces and watches under the Tourneau brand name. Tourneau is known for its extensive selection and unparalleled customer service. For more information or to shop any time visit www.tourneau.com.

Tourneau Sparkles This Holiday Season With The Addition Of Forevermark Diamond Jewelry At Select Stores And Online

Tourneau, the nation’s leading luxury watch retailer for over a century, announced that its flagship New York TimeMachine location and www.Tourneau.com will be the first to carry a premier selection of diamond jewelry from Forevermark, with plans to expand to other locations in the future, beginning with Copley Place in Boston, slated for early 2016. This partnership will offer Tourneau customers additional product and gifting options, while providing Forevermark diamonds at the coveted Madison Avenue location, synonymous with luxury.

Tourneau, the largest luxury watch retailer in the United States, is celebrating its 115th Anniversary. Renowned for its unparalleled customer service and extensive selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned watches, Tourneau offers more than 8,000 unique styles from over 100 world-famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Breitling, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai, TAG Heuer, and Longines. In addition to expert service and repairs facilities, Tourneau also purchases and trades timepieces online and in stores nationwide.

Tourneau’s 115 years of service coupled with Forevermark’s rich heritage as part of The De Beers Group of Companies make this a perfect partnership,” says Ira Melnitsky, CEO of Tourneau. “We are excited to be able to add Forevermark diamonds to our world-class portfolio of luxury timepieces, further enhancing our customer experience just in time for the holiday season.”

Forevermark at Tourneau (PRNewsFoto/Tourneau)

Forevermark at Tourneau (PRNewsFoto/Tourneau)

The Forevermark Collection at Tourneau will include a selection of earrings, rings, pendants, and bracelets, as well as statement and red carpet pieces from the Forevermark Classics, fashion, high-end jewelry and bridal collections. Ranging from the classic solitaire ring to the two and three-stone ring, solitaire necklace and line bracelet, each unique piece will feature Forevermark diamonds set in platinum, 18K yellow or white gold. Each Forevermark diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription. At 1/5000 the width of a human hair, each inscription is invisible to the human eye, and only discernible with a Forevermark viewer.

Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies and benefits from over 125 years of diamond expertise. Forevermark diamonds are carefully selected and come from sources committed to high standards; they are beautifully crafted by a select group of diamantaires and exclusively available from select authorized Forevermark Jewelers. Every Forevermark diamond undergoes a journey of rigorous selection. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription. The unique inscription is an assurance that every Forevermark diamond meets the exceptional standards of beauty and rarity, and is responsibly sourced.

Forevermark is thrilled to be the first diamond brand offered in Tourneau’s iconic TimeMachine location on Madison Avenue,” says Charles Stanley, President of Forevermark, US. “This exciting partnership builds upon both of our strengths. Tourneau’s long established reputation for selling the finest luxury watches and servicing clients’ individual needs combined with Forevermark’s diamond expertise will provide customers with the reassurance that they are purchasing the highest quality diamonds, which they can feel proud to own and wear forever.

To shop the extensive selection of Forevermark diamond jewelry as well as Tourneau’s inventory of new and Certified Pre-Owned timepieces or find a local Tourneau store, visit www.tourneau.com.

Tourneau Launches Blog For Timepiece Enthusiasts

Tourneau, the world’s leading retailer of luxury timepieces for more than a century, introduces Our Minutes, a blog featuring authoritative content for watch enthusiasts. In an effort to share the retailer’s extensive industry knowledge, Our Minutes is written for veteran timepiece connoisseurs as well as a new generation interested in educational and entertaining content surrounding fine timepieces and luxury lifestyle.

The blog will provide inside access to the world of luxury watches including online factory tours and exclusive previews of new releases available at Tourneau. Our Minutes takes readers behind the scenes of the top industry trade shows, such as SIHH in Geneva and Baselworld in Switzerland, to hear news directly from top brands such as Patek Phillipe, Cartier, Richard Mille, MB&F, Baume & Mercier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, TAG Heuer, and more.

Our Minutes also features a unique breadth of content ranging from articles on the history, craftsmanship and mechanics of watches to interviews with brand presidents, watch collectors and celebrity watch enthusiasts. Tourneau also explores the fashion trends and lifestyle components that complement a luxury timepiece, including tips on selecting accessories and clothing as well as timely contests and giveaways. For example, this March Our Minutes is partnering with Baume & Mercier and Warner Bros. Entertainment to give away the watch worn by actress Kristen Bell in the movie Veronica Mars, in theaters nationwide and available on Digital HDMarch 14th. Now through March 21st, readers may enter for a chance to win by commenting on the contest page on Our Minutes.

At Tourneau, we continually seek out ways to engage with consumers and to share our knowledge of the industry our and passion for watches,” said Michael Sandler, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Strategic Planning.  “We hope that Our Minutes will not only allow us to engage collectors and enthusiasts, but also will provide an informative and interactive venue for everyone who has an interest in watches and watchmaking. As the leading watch retailer in the United States, our brand relationships, product expertise and extensive experience will allow us to bring interesting and unique perspectives to our readers.

 

THE WORLD’S LEADING WATCH RETAILER ‘SPRINGS FORWARD’ FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

The TimeMachine, Tourneau's flagship location in New York City, where over 8,000 watches will be advanced one hour in preparation for Daylight Saving Time on March 9th

The TimeMachine, Tourneau’s flagship location in New York City, where over 8,000 watches will be advanced one hour in preparation for Daylight Saving Time on March 9th

TOURNEAU, the world’s leading retailer of luxury timepieces for more than a century, will spring time forward this weekend in accordance with Daylight Saving Time, which takes place at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 9. At TOURNEAU, the arduous task of updating the extensive watch inventory at more than 30 stores nationwide, will begin Friday morning when close to 1,000 TOURNEAU watch professionals will change more than 100,000 timepieces from the 100 brands carried throughout the retailer. 
A Tourneau technician advances a Tourneau watch one hour for Daylight Saving Time on March 9th

A Tourneau technician advances a Tourneau watch one hour for Daylight Saving Time on March 9th

Established in 1900, Tourneau is the leading retailer of luxury watches in the United States, offering more than 100 world-famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger- Le Coultre and Breguet in more than 8,000 unique styles. The company also sells Certified Pre-Owned timepieces and watches under the Tourneau brand name. Tourneau is known for its extensive selection and unparalleled customer service.
Historically, Benjamin Franklin first created the idea for Daylight Saving in 1784 in his essay “An Economical Project.” Daylight Saving Time was first officially instituted in the United States in 1918 during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. However, the idea was not fully adopted by the U.S. until 1966, wherein the time was dictated to “spring forward” one hour at 2:00 am each spring, and “fall back” one hour each fall. Certain territories, including Hawaii, Arizona, and Alaska do not honor the time change.
To celebrate the semi-annual time change, TOURNEAU invites watch owners and fans to visit the stores for a complimentary time reset and light polish, as well as a signature five-point check to ensure proper functionality, which includes testing for water resistance, magnetization, adjusting the bracelet or strap and replacing pins as needed, and a quick buff polishing. Many valuable timepieces require expert knowledge to advance time forward, especially the more complicated watches which require professional care and maintenance.

The proper method for changing a watch requires taking it off the wrist to ensure the least amount of stress on the watch’s mechanics,” says Terry Irby, Technical Director of TOURNEAU Watch Repair. “Regular maintenance is especially important as the warmer months approach and increased outdoor exposure and activities such as swimming make watches more susceptible to damage.

While Daylight Saving Time is one of the busiest for watch repair, TOURNEAU strives to assist watch owners in keeping their timepieces looking sharp all year. In fact, TOURNEAU has the largest factory authorized service center in the United States and includes a fully staffed service department in every store. TOURNEAU also offers complimentary estimates for all domestic repairs.

Daylight Saving Time is when TOURNEAU professionals across the country rally together, not only to reset watches, but to provide best-in-class customer service,” says Ira Melnitsky, CEO of TOURNEAU.

 

Baume & Mercier Introduces Its First Limited Edition Worldtimer Watch Exclusively For Tourneau

Global watch brand, Baume & Mercier, known for its strong heritage of offering classic watches for today’s men and women, is raising the bar yet again.  After the success of its first limited-edition watch at US Tourneau stores in 2012, the brand poises to introduce its first limited-edition Capeland Worldtimer, reference #10135, this October, featuring a stunning blue dial and will have the unique capacity to convey 24 time zones.

Baume & Mercier Limited Edition Capeland Worldtimer Exclusively for Tourneau (#10135) will retail for $8,300. This special timepiece will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in October 2013. It will be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

Baume & Mercier Limited Edition Capeland Worldtimer Exclusively for Tourneau (#10135) will retail for $8,300. This special timepiece will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in October 2013. It will be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

The Capeland 10135 is a stainless steel, 44 mm automatic timepiece with a 24 time zone indicator. It features a blue dial, arabic nurmerals, “Breguet”-type hands with a sapphire crystal case back. The case back also indicates “Limited Edition 1 out of 100” engraving. Its case is a polished and satin-finished steel with an anti-glare face. It is finished with a premium quality black alligator strap with a pin buckle.

The Capeland Worldtimer #10135 will retail for $8,300 and will be available at select Tourneau stores nationwide in

Baume & Mercier logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

Baume & Mercier logo. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

October 2013; and should be considered the ultimate holiday gift for any man who has a deep appreciation for travel as well as classic, elegant timepieces.

This beautiful, emblematic watch was designed for the sophisticated gentleman looking for a handsome, comfortable watch that also keeps him on time while he travels the globe,” stated Rudy Chavez, President, Baume & Mercier North America.

The Capeland collection continues to be one of Baume & Mercier’s most popular; and now this esteemed men’s collection of sport-chic watches is elevated even further with the introduction of this limited production Worldtimer. This distinguished 44mm, steel watch was not only made with the highest level of craftsmanship, but its rich blue dial separates it from others in its category.

In addition to this new Capeland Worldtimer, Baume & Mercier launched two other Capeland Worldtimer watches — steel and red gold — in May 2013. These handsome watches for men ref #10106, #10107 are currently available at select retailers nationwide and online at www.baume-et-mercier.com/en-us.

 

Charlie Wilson, Sheila E. Headline Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1

20th Anniversary Event features Hip Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh, Actor Anthony Anderson, Comedian Chris Spencer, more at PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

R&B Legend Charlie Wilson and World-renown Percussionist Sheila E. will join the nation’s top African American entrepreneurs, executives and professionals at the landmark 20th anniversary edition of the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Whatever the agenda—be it entertainment, lounging poolside, hitting the links or courts, or being pampered at the spa—the power networking, luxury and fun is the bottom line at this one-of-a-kind Labor Day Weekend, set for Aug. 29- Sept. 1, at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.—the site of the very first Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge.

 

BLACK ENTERPGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach GardenPRISE has long been the ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media and is the definitive source of information for and about African American business leaders, personal finance, careers and small business.

Legendary R&B Artist Charlie Wilson will be joined by world renown percussionist Sheila E. among the entertainers for the 20th Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., this Labor Day Weekend, August 29-Sept 1.  (PRNewsFoto/Black Enterprise)

Legendary R&B Artist Charlie Wilson will be joined by world renown percussionist Sheila E. among the entertainers for the 20th Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., this Labor Day Weekend, August 29-Sept 1. (PRNewsFoto/Black Enterprise)

The prestigious weekend continues to be the largest African American sporting event of its kind, with two decades of showcasing world-class entertainers (Raphael Saadiq, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Fantasia, Steve Harvey, Babyface, Earth Wind & Fire, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Chrisette Michelle, Anthony Hamilton and Dave Chappelle are just a small sampling of the showstoppers who have performed at the Challenge) and attracting African American achievers from every arena, ranging from then-teen tennis sensations Venus and Serena Williams, to golf legends Charlie Sifford and Lee Elder. Other entertainers and personalities slated to appear at the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge include Actor Anthony Anderson, Comedian Chris Spencer and Hip Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh, with still others to be announced. The yearly conclave draws hundreds of attendees, including some of the nation’s top corporate executives, professionals, tastemakers and entrepreneurs for fun in the sun, top-notch entertainment, and all-inclusive amenities in a relaxed and engaging environment. The most determined golf and tennis competitors will compete for the coveted Purple Jacket, awarded to the champions of the Challenge tournaments, as well as trophies by Tiffany.

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Charlie Wilson, one of the most prolific and energetic live entertainers of his generation, is currently commanding center stage with the sparkling ballad “My Love Is All I Have,” which has already reached #1 on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary chart. No one slam-dunks a ballad like Wilson, the Grammy-nominated multi-talent behind the 15-week Billboard UAC chart-topper “You Are.” And that truth remains undisputed with “My Love Is All I Have” from Wilson’s fourth solo album Love, Charlie from P Music/RCA Records. The set — released on Jan. 29, Wilson’s birthday, debuted #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #4 on the Top 200. His second single, “Turn Off The Lights” is presently making its way to the top of the Urban Adult Contemporary chart. Continue reading

(RED) PARTNERS GET BEHIND WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

ICONIC BUILDINGS & LANDMARKS WILL TURN (RED) TO MARK WORLD AIDS DAY  

Turning famous landmarks (RED) on WORLD AIDS DAY has become a bit of a tradition at (RED). And once again, on December 1st, cities around the world will unite and illuminate landmarks (RED) to honor World AIDS Day.  To mark the occasion around the globe, many of the world’s most iconic buildings and best known landmarks will turn (RED) on December 1. Among those showing support for the fight against AIDS are the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, AAMI STADIUM AND THE ARTS CENTRE SPIRE IN MELBOURNE, THE EDF ENERGY LONDON EYE, Cape Town’s TABLE MOUNTAIN, Toronto’s CN TOWER, THE PONTE VECCHIO and PALAZZO VECCHIO in Florence, Dublin’s CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL and THE SOUMAYA MUSEUM in Mexico City.

The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia goes (RED)

San Francisco City Hall

In addition, New York’s EMPIRE STATE BUILDING and TIMES SQUARE‘s NASDAQ MARKETSITE TOWER and THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE, CITY HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO, The WRIGLEY BUILDING in Chicago, CITY HALL in Atlanta, CITY HALL and WAR MEMORIAL PLAZA (promenade) in Baltimore, over 15 buildings in Providence, including G-TECH and the RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE and the PYLONS at LAX AIRPORT will also all turn (RED). The landmark lightings will help raise awareness and support for our goal of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.  The lightings will also bring awareness of the issue to a local level with many individual cities hosting events. Continue reading