Sports fans and wrist watch aficionados will have an opportunity to meet former MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson from4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at Manfredi Jewels at 121 Greenwich Ave. The meet-and-greet even will include the unveiling of the Constant Escapement L.M., a revolutionary timepiece created in collaboration with Jackson and Swiss watch brand Girard-Perragaux.
The first thirty guests to attend will also get a customized Rawlings baseball signed by Mr. October.
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux has joined forces with Manfredi Jewels and the iconic “Mr October”, Reggie Jackson, to unveil its revolutionary timepiece – the Constant Escapement L.M.
On Friday, June 27 from 4:00pm-5:30pm sports fans and watch aficionados can head to the Manfredi Jewels store in Greenwich, CT to personally meet and greet Mr. Jackson and hear about his incredible milestones, his strong passion for watches and his connection with the Constant Escapement piece. The first thirty guests to attend will also get a customized Rawlings baseball signed by Mr. October.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with such an admirable figure like Reggie. He truly embraces what the Constant Escapement timepiece is – unique, legendary and unforgettable”, said Michele Sofisti, CEO of Girard-Perregaux and Sowind Group.
“As Manfredi Jewels has partnered with the Yankees throughout the years, we are excited to work with Girard-Perregaux to have baseball great Reggie Jackson as our guest,” said Roberto Chiappelloni, Owner of Manfredi Jewels. “It’s a perfect match – an extraordinary timepiece with an extraordinary man.”
The Constant Escapement L.M. won the 2013 Aiguille d’Or award at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. This timepiece marked as one of the brand’s most exciting innovations in its history. As the culmination of several years of research and development, it was the very first constant force escapement to be successfully placed in a wristwatch. The feat is an advanced and sophisticated solution to a quest that has perplexed clockmakers and watchmakers since the beginning of time, constant force – as such it is a victory over decreasing power in traditional mechanical watches to achieve greater precision and regularity.
In addition to this exclusive meet and viewing experience, Girard-Perregaux’s 2014 equisite creations will also be showcased for guests to dive in and explore such as the Hawk, Traveller, Vintage 1945 and more.