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IS LOUIS MOINET’S VERTALOR THE BEST TOURBILLON IN THE WORLD? VERTALOR has won the International Chronometry Competition. The organizer’s analogy offers a perfect summary of the demanding standards for the contest: “the Chronometry Competition is the equivalent of five Formula 1 Grand Prix races – without a single pit stop!” The scientific validity of the Competition is based on five tests, including three measurement cycles, exposure to magnetic fields, and exposure to impacts. These particularly rigorous tests lasted four whole months. Winning the gold medal is an acknowledgement of both talent and performance – the extent of which may be grasped by considering that the strength test alone comprises no fewer than 150 impacts.To commemorate this First Prize, Louis Moinet proudly presents its new “Chronometry” Vertalor model. MANFREDI JEWELS EXPANDS BUSINESS TO OPEN A SECOND LOCATION IN NEW CANAAN, CT After being at their Greenwich location for 27 years, Manfredi Jewels has opened a second location in New Canaan, CT. The new boutique is located at 72 Elm St. which was formerly Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers. Exclusive to New Canaan, the store carries Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, Leo Pizzo and Gregg Ruth among other brands. The New Canaan location has undergone substantial renovations to modernize the space that includes a new Rolex corner. Both stores will complement and enhance each other and provide a larger assortment of fine jewelry and watches at both locations to better serve their clients. Jewelry and watch expert, Kimberly La Du, is the Managing Partner of the new store along with Manfredi Jewels owner, Roberto Chiappelloni. Ms. La Du has been a staple in the community for over a decade and has been vital in the growth of such brands as Rolex, Roberto Coin, Hermes and Baume & Mercier in New Canaan. “We’re so pleased after 27 years to expand our business with a new store in New Canaan,” says owner Roberto Chiappelloni. “I have great respect and admiration for Kimberly La Du and the business she has built in New Canaan. We hope this new location will add convenience for our existing clients in the area, and allow us the opportunity to introduce Manfredi to new customers in the community.” Manfredi Jewels has always been known to be the first to bring many luxury brands to Fairfield County and in many cases the first store in the US to carry premier watch and jewelry collections. They pride themselves on offering such prestigious brands as Bulgari, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Gucci, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, and Omega exclusively in Fairfield County. Manfredi’s current collection of over 30 brands of fine timepie ces is the culmination of owner, Roberto Chiappelloni’s many years as a timepiece enthusiast. Before starting this business, Roberto was a collector himself and started the business in hopes of sharing his passion with the Greenwich community and bringing some of the lesser-known brands to the United States. Today, Manfredi is one of the top destinations in the USA for timepiece collectors and enthusiasts alike. 2016 | WRISTWATCH 119