Our story begins in 2005 when Tourneau opened up a department in my native New Jersey mall, the Westfield Backyard State Plaza. I used to be 22 years outdated and utilized for an entry-level gross sales place – it ended up being the most effective choices I ever made. The mid-2000s was a golden age for watch shopping for and Tourneau was the biggest retailer on the time. I went from solely figuring out Movado to studying every little thing in regards to the 30+ manufacturers we carried, plus the random wildcard watches you’d discover in our licensed pre-owned choice.
I rapidly rose up the ranks, finally transitioning to Tourneau’s company workplace till the watch trade tanked in the course of the 2008 monetary disaster. I misplaced my job and moved to Europe, undecided what was subsequent for me. Just a few years later, in 2010, after the watch world had began to bounce again, I finally discovered my strategy to Fifth Avenue, the place I grew to become one in all 4 folks to symbolize Patek Philippe at its flagship North American Salon at Tiffany & Co. headquarters in New York.