Weekend Agenda: Luxe Timepieces Take Over Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
 Courtesy of Breguet

Twenty premiere watchmakers will gather for the first annual Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches, a three-day showcase of new product introductions -- including Panerai's Luminor Submersible model and Van Cleef & Arpels' Papillons Extraordinary Dials -- watchmaker appearances and exhibitions.

The fest, which runs Oct. 10 to 13, kicks off Thursday night with an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way drawing together connoisseurs and collectors of fine timepieces.

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Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter among others, the festival will overtake two blocks featuring the world's watch leaders such as Breguet, Bulgari, Tourbillon, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex and more. Breguet reopened its doors on Oct. 3 after an extensive renovation.

Among the exhibitions are Breguet's historic and current work in a collection called "Breguet: The Innovator, Inventor of the Tourbillon" and Harry Winston's highlight of its Premier Feathers Collection. Bulgari will also host a scotch tasting during its open house and Porsche Designa cocktail reception.

Visit the Festival of Watches website for more information.

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