MICHAEL TIME: Michael Kors has carved out a thriving niche in watches, and now the designer is expanding his repertoire with the debut of a limited-edition New York Runway watch. An adaptation of one of the designer’s bestsellers, the piece was reimagined as an homage to Kors’ hometown and favorite city in the world — while alluding to the TV show that has made him a household name. The dial displays the words “New York” in script embellished with a diamond at the number-12 index, while the case-back features an etched graphic of the New York City skyline. Only 2,000 individually numbered Runway watches will be sold at michaelkors.com and select retailers for $650.
“I like the idea that our jet-set customers can wear this watch anywhere in the world and still have a piece of New York with them,” Kors told WWD. “[New York] is the absolute nexus of the smartest, most creative, unconventional, open-minded, curious and fast-moving people anywhere in the world.”
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Given his devotion to New York City, would Kors ever consider living anywhere else? “If I could move the Glass House to Big Sur and open outposts of Bemelmans Bar, Murray’s Bagels and Peter Luger’s…maybe.”