We left the car the Swing
46 Jazz And Supper Club which had been rented exclusively
for Swatch The Club for this night:
Many of the collectors had dressed up in
style for the night!
a short dancing lesson for a few volunteers
Lydia and Holger
Antonio gave a very nice welcome speech!
And then it was time to honor the winners
of the liquor smuggling game of the day before at the Old Town
Bar. The first prize was (you've guessed it) a big box with many
small bottles of alcohol, very nice!
As a first surprise of the night, Billy
The Artist was also invited to the party. Most of us
had already met him at the CreArt
press conference in Venice. He
is the designer of two Swatches from the CreArt collection: Afterdark (GZ204) and Morning Glow
(GZ205S). Very very friendly, he was available for a short chat
and/or autographs during the whole evening. Unfortunately, the
Swatch Store at Times Square was completely sold out of all Billy The
Artist swatches since many days...
Matthew Langille (artist and
designer of the CreArt Swatches Snuggle Bunch (GS136), Floating Away (GS137), Germaholic (GW149))
was also invited to the party but he could not come to New York due to
the bad weather :-(
Later, another surprise was
announced: The unveiling of the new Xmas special. We were
all waiting, restless...
And then Antonio announced the real surprise of the
evening: The new Xmas special was presented by the president of
Swatch! Arlette Elsa-Emch and
Klaus-Peter Mager (Vice President Communication) had come to New York
to meet our group of collectors!
And here it is: The Xmas special
2009 is a Chrono Plastic
Swatch called Jingle Shine (SUIZ402S):
After the presentation, Arlette Elsa-Emch
and Klaus-Peter Mager mingled with the collectors...
Does anyone recognize the three watches that Arlette Elsa-Emch is wearing? Any special models? Anyone has a better picture? :-)
Click here for the solution (scroll down!)
And then it was time to party! Jazz
Music, Dancing, Cocktails, Talking, Having Fun, ....
...And as the last surprise of the
evening: Markus' mini birthday cake at midnight!
At 1 am in the morning, the party came to
a sudden end. This was also the end of a remarkable Swatch The
Club Xmas event 2009!
For me, it was a superb club event in one
of the nicest (yes!) cities in the world. New York is so much
more "accessible" compared to my last visit 15 years ago...
Thanks to everyone from Swatch The Club
who made this event possible! I am sure that we all will never
forget these great three days...
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