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HARRY WINSTON DAZZLES DIAMONDS IN MONACO
FOR MORE THAN 80 YEARS, the House of Harry Winston, the legendary “King of Diamonds,” has set the definitive standard for fine jewelry and high-end watch making. From the acquisition of some of the world’s most famous gemstones—the Jonker, Hope and Winston Legacy Diamonds—to adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies (Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek Pinaulton, Amel Clooney) on the red carpet, the international luxury brand has now arrived in Monaco.
“This is a very important opening for the brand, as it marks our first retail venture in Monaco,” said Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. “Classic, glamorous and rich with culture, the high-end destination is among the most exceptional in the world, and features an unrivaled backdrop for our newest location.”
In January, the ribbon was officially cut to open an impressive 124-square-meter space in the courtyard of the Hotel de Paris, where it will showcase exquisite fine jewelry and timepiece collections, including the rarest diamonds and gemstones available.
With entrances both in the hotel and on Avenue des Beaux-Arts, clients can expect to receive highly personalized attention while a private selling room provides the ideal environment for a discreet and truly luxurious shopping experience. The contemporary boutique is designed to capture the elegance and intimacy of a private estate—a grand marble foyer, decorated with a striking black and white starburst motif, features a vast center vitrine under the light of a bespoke chandelier.
The House of Harry Winston was founded in 1932 in New York and over the years has expanded with salons in Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Geneva, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The brand’s installation in Monaco will help distinguish the shopping district around Place du Casino, from Promenade Princesse Charlène to avenue des Beaux-Arts, between One Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris, as the Riviera’s most prestigious shopping experience. Joining Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, expect some 60 luxury boutiques in total by 2020.
Yana Kryshtofovych Contributor
I am the PR and Communications Manager of Nina & Ko. Beyond that, I contribute my jewelry expertise exclusively to Forbes Monaco.