HARRY WINSTON AND ANDRÉ SARAIVA CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF HARRY WINSTON’S OCEAN SPORT™ COLLECTION AT SHELTER ISLAND’S SUNSET BEACH HOTEL WITH A DINNER AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE VIRGINS
WHO: Harry Winston President & CEO, Frédéric de Narp and graffiti artist and nightlife impresario André Saraiva welcomed guests including: Hilary Rhoda, Derek Blasberg, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Linda Vojtova, Kenza Fourati, Louise Donegan, Fabien Baron, Alexander Soros, Johan Lindeberg, Jamison Ernest, Stuart Parr, Allison Sarofim, Russell Simmons, and Waris Ahluwalia.
WHAT: The celebration of the launch of the Harry Winston Ocean Sport™ Collection. The picturesque Sunset Beach, a luxury boutique hotel owned by André Balazs, nestled on the sands of Shelter Island, Long Island, was the perfect setting to present Harry Winston’s latest collection.
Featuring men’s and women’s timepieces crafted in Harry Winston’s exclusive Zalium™ alloy, the Ocean SportTM Collection is perfect for summer seaside wear. The Ocean Sport™ Chronograph and Ocean Sport™ Quartz for ladies and the Ocean Sport™ Chronograph, Ocean Sport™ Automatic and Ocean Sport™ Chronograph Limited Edition for men represent the perfect blend of athletic spirit and cutting edge.
After guests arrived directly from Manhattan on a 45-minute StndAIR seaplane flight, the evening, produced by Forward, proceeded with cocktails complimentary of Perrier-Jouët and dinner served in the hotel’s vineyard with breathtaking views of the ocean. An impressive 80-feet long table seating seventy-five VIP guests was specially constructed for the event. The highlight of the evening was the live creation of an artwork by André Saraiva during the cocktail while DJ Paul Sevigny played an exclusive music selection. The dinner menu was specially created by Mark Zeitouni, Executive Chef at The Standard, Miami & Sunset Beach, Shelter Island. After dinner and dessert, guests were treated to a private performance by The Virgins (Donald Cumming, Max Kamins, Xan Aird, and John Eatherly) including their songs “Prima Materia” and “Venus in Chains” from their upcoming/unreleased album.
Friday, June 29th
6:30 PM cocktails
8:00 PM dinner followed by performance
Sunset Beach Hotel
35 Shore Road
Shelter Island, NY
ABOUT HARRY WINSTON
Known as the King of Diamonds, the House of Harry Winston is an exclusive fine jewelry and timepieces brand founded in New York in 1932. The brand’s foray into fine timepieces in 1989 introduced a new creative dimension for the legendary House to explore. In 2007, Harry Winston opened a state of the art Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland. Harry Winston’s timepiece collections exude true authenticity and luxury, exemplified by fine design and careful manufacturing of complicated and gem-set watches. Innovation and imagination are Harry Winston’s leitmotif with timepieces that have consistently made their own contribution to horological heritage: from the iconic Premier Collection to the innovation of Ocean Sport; from the elegance of Harry Winston Midnight to the breathtaking brilliance of high jewelry timepieces or the avant-garde project Z, the Histoire de Tourbillon platform and Opus series. Harry Winston’s commitment to quality and fine craftsmanship, in keeping with the finest traditions of Haute Horlogerie, remains the unmistakable signature of a rare degree of legitimacy in the field of jewelry-making and watchmaking creativity and ingenuity. A legitimacy that is well ahead of its time and directed towards a promising future without limitation or compromises. For further information, please visit www.harrywinston.com
ABOUT SUNSET BEACH
Sunset Beach is a romantic hideaway on secluded Shelter Island on the east end of Long Island, New York. The 20 room seasonal hotel with restaurant, bar and boutique was opened in 1997 and has remained one of the most unique and beloved Long Island retreats. The charming restaurant offers French bistro cuisine with unsurpassed sunset views overlooking the Peconic bay. Inspired by the Italian and French Rivieras, Sunset Beach is famed for its lively atmosphere and vibrant patrons.