Best Place to Find a Unique Watch - 2012
Feldmar Watch Company
Sure, you could check your iPhone or glance at the clock in your dashboard to make your appointment, but if you're trying to impress, you need a watch that sets you apart. Feldmar Watch Company has the definitive piece that screams, "You're livin' large!" We're talking the Breguet line, exquisite timepieces that since 1775 have graced the wrists of the likes of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Winston Churchill and Prince Charles. Breguet is sold in fewer than 50 retail outlets nationwide, and its models can run from $9,000 to seven figures, as only 15,000 hand-assembled watches are produced annually in Switzerland. "They are the Lamborghini of watches," says operations manager Jamie Hayes. "Yes, they're mostly sought by collectors, but a Breguet is like wearing your art." If you can't imagine spending your mortgage money on a Breguet, choose from more than 60 other premium, well-priced brands, including Ulysse Nardin, Glashütte, Jaquet Droz, Parmigiani and Blancpain, as well as a nice selection of vintage pieces. A Pico Boulevard landmark since 1956, Feldmar has recently undergone a renovation and now boasts 10,000 square feet of timepiece heaven. 9000 W. Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson. (310) 274-8016, feldmarwatch.com.