It was a momentous occasion at Boca Raton’s Town Center mall on December 16, as a special ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official unveiling of Bobby Yampolsky’s latest venture in the world of fine timepieces—the first ever Ulysse Nardin boutique in the United States.
It’s In His Blood
Bobby Yampolsky is no stranger to glitz and glamour; he’s been in the business of buying and selling luxury jewelry for more than twenty years. But this “King of Bling” was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. In fact, when Bobby first joined his father Michael in the family business, the two were selling jewelry out of a small kiosk at the Pompano Outlet Mall (now The Festival Flea Market). Over time, with their genuine passion, unprecedented instinct, and savvy business skills, the father-son duo soon expanded the modest jewelry stand into four opulent East Coast Jewelry boutiques. Their current locations include their flagship Sunny Isles Beach location, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and the Trump International Beach Resort. They boast a collection of new, vintage, and limited-edition jewelry and timepieces, which are comprised of top luxury brand names like Audemars Piguet, Glasshute Original, Gaspari, Hublot, Bovet, and of course, Ulysse Nardin. A stellar, top-name inventory lineup coupled with the Yampolsky approach to business and unparalleled customer attention has been the driving force behind the success of East Coast Jewelry, and promises to do the same for Ulysse Nardin.
It’s easy to get along with the charismatic and charming businessman. So it’s no surprise then, that as East Coast Jewelry flourished, so did Bobby’s relationships with many major jewelry and watch brands. His relationship with Patrik Hoffmann, President of Ulysse Nardin North America became a special one. “When I visited their store on Worth Avenue, it was love at first sight,” Hoffmann explains. Likewise, Bobby cannot rave more about Ulysse Nardin. “I’ve had a very successful relationship with Patrik Hoffmann for a decade, and I have tremendous respect for the brand,” he says. “They are one of the few brands that is still privately owned and is not run like a financial institution. They continue to endure the personal touch and unique experience of owning a luxury timepiece.” This mutual love and respect for one another created a strong bond and solid business partnership. “East Coast Jewelry is always looking to market and promote Ulysse Nardin in new and innovative ways,” says Hoffmann. “It was Bobby who had the foresight and intuition that Ulysse Nardin would be a successful brand in the US.”