Watches Store Directory
These masters of the hard-to-find usually have a strong selection of styles from companies like Rolex, Patek and Omega in stock. One recent find: a two-tone mint-condition Rolex from the thirties ($7,350).
Everyone will find something to love in this quirky neighborhood shop. A pre-owned IWC Chrono piece will run you as much as $2,500, but a British military watch will set you back a mere $395.asprey.com
At Asprey, they love all things 1890s. The No. 8 Collection takes the retro look and applies some modern technology; one of the models can be wound just once a week. For classicists, the No. 8 Rectangular Automatic ($8,900) is a lean watch that oozes class.bloomingdales.com
This bustling department store is pushing fancier brands than it used to-Coach and Burberry are edging out Guess and Fossil-so prices now top out at $2,100.bulgari.com
For eye-grabbing timepieces, look no further. With diamond and pearl detailing, Bulgari watches demand to be noticed. The understated Amphiteatro (from $5,800) makes an elegant wedding-day choice.cartier.com
In certain rarefied circles, a Cartier watch is as compulsory as an Hermès tie or an Armani suit. The classic leather-strapped men's tank starts at $1,850; the sporty Roadster style runs from $3,800.
Cellini is known for its world-class selection of handcrafted watches. For $4,400, you can get a Panerai Luminor Marina automatic; a rectangular steel Parmigiani Kalpa will set you back $17,000.centralwatch.com
This tiny shop (more of a stall, really), filled with vintage Rolex, Cartier, and Gruen watches ($275-$4,000), isn't easy to find-it's in a corridor of Grand Central, next to the entrance to Track 38-but you'll find that it's well worth the effort to get there.davidyurman.com
Yurman may be best known for his fabulous women's watches, but his men's watches are just as eye-catching (from $1,800 to $15,000).fendi.com
Classic Italian elegance on your wrist. The Zucca chronograph comes rimmed in bold stainless steel (from $595), while the Grand Tonneau, with its rounded oblong dial in shiny black, blue, or gray ($695), lives up to its laudatory title.fortunoff.com
This jewelry-and-silver emporium is a great place to browse for high-end European watches-Movado, Concord (the Saratoga starts at $1,890), TAG Heuer, and other top makers. The selection of timepieces is so massive, it takes up an entire floor of the shop.fossil.com
Fossil has been selling traditional, reasonably priced American watches ($39-$295) for more than twenty years. All are water-resistant to depths you'll probably never experience and come with an eleven-year warranty just in case you do.
These stores carry high-end, design-forward watches, like models from the Dubey & Schaldenbrand line with tonneau faces and oversize numerals ($3,000 and up). Other big sellers include Omega and IWC.lordandtaylor.com
Among the mirrored columns at this dependable department store, you'll find dozens of men's watches from affordable lines like Fossil, Kenneth Cole, and DKNY ($65-$195).vuitton.com
Vuitton's Tambour watch collection hews to the classic LV palette: sand-colored dials, yellow second hands, and tan leather straps ($2,000 and up). The Tourbillon justifies its enormous price tag ($200,000) by using the Earth's gravity to keep ultraprecise time.
From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide
- Anna Sheffield
Tel: 212-925-7010 ; www.annasheffield.com
Anna Sheffield Jewelry renders classic components of fine jewelry through her alchemists lens and distills into modern classics with her eye for restrained simplicity. Thoughtful and subtle details are added to create a refined, adaptable, entirely unique piece.
- Catbird Wedding Annex
540 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 ; Tel: 718-599-3457 ; www.catbirdnyc.com
Catbird's Wedding Annex is an intimate space offering a finely-edited selection of instant heirloom wedding bands and engagement rings from premier independent designers, including their own line of engagement rings, The Swans. Appointments Welcome.
- Clay Pot Nolita
22 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 646-854-2700 ; www.clay-pot.com
The Clay Pot Nolita's new ring bar is stocked with an array of wedding and engagement rings from 40 of America's top designers, specializing in unusual men's bands and settings for heirloom stones. Appointments welcome.
- David Alan Jewelry
By Appointment New York, NY ; Tel: 212-382-1410 ; www.davidalanjewelry.com
Modern stylings, impeccable Old-World craftsmanship and secret details yield strikingly elegant designs making David Alan’s jewelry irresistible! David Alan’s patience and deep understanding of clients’ needs make the custom jewelry creation process unmatched.
- David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewels, Inc.
36 West 47th Street, Suite 903 New York City - By Appointment Only ; Tel: 212-398-8952 ; www.diamondmatchmaker.com
Third-generation jeweler buys rough diamonds overseas and cutters polish them in the on-premises factory, taking out the middleman to help you save on price. Custom-designing rings are a specialty. Proudly manufactured in New York City.
- Greenwich Jewelers
64 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 ; Tel: 212-964-7592 ; www.greenwichjewelers.com
Greenwich Jewelers is a downtown NYC jewelry boutique with collections from over 40 independent fine, fashion and wedding jewelry designers. Our on-site master jeweler offers complete repair, restoration and custom design services.
- Kristen Farrell
339 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 Tel: 212-319-0533 ; www.kristenfarrell.com
Kristen Farrell is an award winning goldsmith and designer specializing in limited edition and one of a kind jewelry that is hand crafted in her SOHO gallery. Diamonds, engagement rings and bridal collections are all available by appointment only.
- LUNESSA Designer Jewelry
100 Thompson Street New York, NY 10012 Tel: 917-305-0510 ; www.Lunessa.com
LUNESSA Designer Jewelry, a Soho jewelbox boutique, offers gorgeous bespoke Engagement and Wedding Rings for unique brides & grooms. Artisan jewelry designer & owner, Elise Perelman handcrafts timeless heirlooms with antique detailing, organic styling, and beautiful precious Diamonds & Gems. Handmade with Love in NYC.
- Marisa Perry Atelier
636 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 ; Tel: 212-566-8977 ; www.marisaperry.com
Marisa Perry consistently offers extraordinary diamond rings and bands. Set with dazzling skill, her commitment to unmatched quality sparkles above the rest! Specialties: micro-pave, newly set vintage styles and custom. Forevermark dealers. Well priced.
- McTeigue & McClelland
608 Fifth Avenue, Suite 405 New York, NY ; Tel: 800-956-2826 ; mc2jewels.com
Combining talents, 4th generation jeweler Walter McTeigue and designer Tim McClelland strive to make the most beautiful jewelry imaginable. Five master jewelers, more than 150 years of combined experience, passion for the sublime, pursuit of excellence, respect for tradition and deep understanding of materials inform each creation.
- Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths
29 East 73rd Street (at Madison Avenue) New York, NY 10021 ; Tel: 212-772-1901 ; ReinsteinRoss.com
Pairing vibrant precious stones and high-karat gold, R|R jewelry is designed and hand-fabricated in their two Manhattan locations. With a full range of distinctive, gold jewelry, they specialize in bridal jewelry, engagement rings, and beautiful wedding bands.
- Satomi Kawakita Jewelry
Tel: 212-966-6180 ; www.satomikawakita.com
Boutique Fine Jewelry company located in TriBeCa, known for Signature Hexagon Rings and handcrafted One-of-a-Kind pieces. Organic, understated, yet always elegant designs give you the perfect choice for unique, alternative bridal. Complimentary engagement/wedding consultations available with a specialist by appointment only.
- STUart Jewelry Designs, Ltd.
103 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-966-4833 ; stuartjewelrydesigns.com
Stuart Coffee is an award winning designer of unique engagement rings, wedding bands and other fine jewelry. Each piece is created by him in his SoHo Gallery. In addition to the original designs and one-of-a-kind pieces, he can personally work with you to create custom settings.
- Vena Amoris Jewelry
Brooklyn, New York 11206 ; Tel: 347-204-2920 ; www.venaamorisjewelry.com
Vena is known for its bespoke, ethical and sustainable uniquely handcrafted wedding bands and engagement rings. Based on a love of art history. Vena was a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Finalist. Vena’s style is romantic, bohemian and whimsical. A gift brought back through time for the ages.
- Wedding Ring Originals
608 Fifth Avenue, Suite 509 New York, NY 10020 ; Tel: 212-751-3940 or 800-522-1175 ; www.weddingrings.com
Since 1953, with factory on premises, offering a huge selection of engagement and wedding rings in styles from modern to vintage-inspired. Complete selection of alternative metals for men also available. Custom design services available. Prices upon request.
- William & Henri – Fine Jewelry
590 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 866-902-4049 ; www.williamandhenri.com
William & Henri is a fine diamond jewelry company known for their high-end engagement rings and wedding bands. W&H also offers their exclusive customers with a unique jewelry rental program. They are NYC’s only option when it comes to renting real diamond jewelry for your wedding day. By appointment only.