Chopard, the world-renowned Swiss luxury house known for its innovative timepieces, celebrated the official boutique reopening at Bal Harbour Shops during an in-store cocktail reception recently. The party was hosted by Chopard President/CEO Mark Hruschka. The boutique is absolutely FAB.U.LOUS! And while Mark was in town, I got to sit down with him. Here’s some of what he had to say:
On what makes Chopard unique:
Our ownership–we are family owned for 152 years and privately held. Also, our design esthetics, quality of manufacturing, and service to our customers.
On what’s coming up next for Chopard:
We’re opening a boutique at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas in the next couple weeks. After that, we’ll be attending the Cannes Film Festival, where this is our 15th year of involvement. Since 2001, the Chopard Trophy has been awarded to actors who we feel represent Male and Female Revelation of the Year. Then off to Mille Miglia, where we’ve been a sponsor for 24 years.
The cocktail party was attended by local celebs like Emilio Estefan and Malinka Max. As an added bonus, Chopard graciously donated a percentage of purchases from the entire week to the Bass Museum of Art.