WatchBox will complete its world tour titled Two Decades of F.P. Journe & De Bethune – A Retrospective Exhibition in New York and Los Angeles this month.
The showcase highlights the work of two of the world’s most respected living watchmakers, François-Paul Journe and De Bethune’s Denis Flageollet, through a presentation of more than 100 of their watches.
Events take place in WatchBox’s recently opened watch collectors’ lounges on Madison in Manhattan and Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
All watches on display can be bought on the day.
There will also be private appointments with WatchBox’s experts and a program of educational experiences.
WatchBox has been touring the world with the F.P. Journe & De Bethune exhibition for much of the past year, touching down in Zurich, Geneva Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai.
The UK missed out, most likely because of the complexity of new rules and taxes for the importing, exporting and sale of pre-owned watches, but WatchBox is opening in London this year, and is promising a spectacular launch.
Finally arriving back in the United States, collectors and enthusiasts are invited to events at WatchBox Collectors’ Lounges in New York from March 9 to 11 and Los Angeles from March 16 to 18.
The exhibitions will also formerly mark the opening of the new American showrooms and lounges.
WatchBox will present early examples and modern references by F.P. Journe and De Bethune throughout the event, tracing the last two decades of technical, aesthetic, and material innovation.
Tim Mosso, WatchBox’s Youtube star and director of media, will be on site to offer advice.
Pierre Jacques, De Bethune’s CEO, and Jorg Hysek, international head of sales, will also share their thoughts on the independent brands’ modern histories and plans for the future.
“The WatchBox community is drawn together by a common fascination with horology, and our retrospective exhibition offers an unprecedented hands-on and globally shared experience,” promises Justin Reis, WatchBox CEO.
“This is more than a carefully curated collection of watches. It is a portrait of the two leading independent watchmakers today – a definitive statement of their evolution, milestones, and masterpieces. And we are delighted to present the ‘grand finale’ of this exhibition in our new New York and West Hollywood homes.”
Appointments can be organised in advance, but walk-ins are also welcome.
New York: March 9-11
595 Madison Avenue; 4th Floor | New York, NY 10022
New York Appointments
Los Angeles: March 16-18
9220 Sunset Boulevard; Suite 210 | West Hollywood, CA 90069
Los Angeles Appointments