Cars and Chronographs hosted by Hamilton Jewelers and Breitling
I am Marc Goeller, your chapter Vice President, and as such, I am responsible for planning and organizing our monthly meetings together with our board of directors. Today, we have exciting news about a new meeting to take place at Hamilton Jewelers, one of the most amazing jewelry store in the country, located in Princeton.
Carrera, Monaco, Daytona, Mille Miglia, Bentley, etc. … to us, car enthusiasts, these names surely resonate with some legendary car races! But for some people like myself, who also have a passion for fine watches, another type of mechanical wonders, these names are also associated with the like of Heuer, Rolex, Chopard and Breitling and are part of the prestigious chronograph type of watches, one of the most difficult caliber to develop from a technical perspective.
Also, with the recent passing of some of the greatest American space pioneers, Buzz Aldrin (a native of Montclair, NJ!!) and Gene Cernan, both former members of the many NASA space programs (Gemini, Apollo, etc.), how could I also not mention Omega’s Speedmaster, a chronograph initially developed for car racing and which eventually became the legendary Moonwatch as it was qualified by NASA for all space missions… and as it happens, my absolute favorite model!
From my discussions with many of you during our past social meetings, I do know that I am far from being the only such person who has a passion for cars and watches in our chapter. As a result, we are pleased to bring you what promises to be an absolute amazing event hosted by one of the finest watch dealers in this great country!!
There will only be capacity to accommodate about 60 people or so, so if you want to attend this meeting, you will need to RSVP via the registration portal that will open on Motorsportreg on February 19, noon time. Until then, please note the following:
- Location will be at Hamilton Jewelers in Princeton, NJ
- Meeting will start at 6:00pm, sharp
- This event is reserved to BMW CCA members in good standing and one (1) guest only. Please include the name of the guest you will bring with you in the comment field of the registration tool
- Membership will be checked upon registration and IDs of participants will be checked at the door
- Children age 8 and older are welcome
We invite the meeting participants to bring their favorite watch to be able to share their “story” with other enthusiasts. Two watchmakers will be available on site to answer your technical questions… while enjoying an amazing cocktail hour sponsored by The Peacock Inn and Beach Haus Beer!!
How exciting is this??? I certainly can’t wait for this amazing evening! What about you?
I look forward to seeing many of you there, including new faces.