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Yurman’s Got Eyes: David Yurman hosted an intimate gathering at his rooftop office in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood last week to fete the launch of his eyewear collection, produced in collaboration with the Legacie division of B. Robinson Optical. As DJ Coleman spun Stevie Wonder hits, editors perused the collection along with Yurman, who marveled at the precision involved in crafting eyewear. “The Japanese [eyewear makers] are perfectionists,” Yurman said. “They’re really machinists and engineers, measuring things to the 10th of a millimeter.” Featuring Yurman’s signature silver and gold cables and buckles, as well as fi ne diamonds and semiprecious stones, eyewear styles such as the Waverly, Mosaic and Albion will hit Yurman boutiques, fine optical retailers and select department stores for fall. The collection will wholesale on average from $150 to $400, while some pieces that include fine diamonds will fetch up to $5,000.
This story first appeared in the July 21, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
New Chief: Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre has appointed Gina Gates-Misrach to be its North American president, reporting to the brand’s chief executive officer, Jerome Lambert. Gates-Misrach has almost two decades of experience in the luxury watch business. For the last nine years, she was director of sales and marketing in North America for Jaeger-LeCoultre. She succeeds Ronald Wolfgang, who will continue to advise Jaeger-LeCoultre.