Haute Time spent the last weekend at the JCK/Luxury and Couture shows in Las Vegas. On Saturday night, we hosted an exclusive dinner at Lavo for 40 Ulysse Nardin retailers around the United States. During dinner, we were told about an upcoming special event where Ulysse Nardin would announce the partnership with five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson as well as “The Big Unit” watch, set to launch late in 2012/early 2013 and at special boutiques by early 2013.
We took the flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix to be part of this special event: the first time Ulysse Nardin has partnered with an athlete.
The event started at the Owners’ private box at the Arizona Diamondbacks game, where Ulysse Nardin Global CEO Patrik Hoffmann showed Randy Johnson sketches of the watches, along with the packaging of the box (appropriately fashioned in white with red stitching). The occasion was to officially announce the partnership, which would benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.