Matt Burdeen, owner of Burdeen’s Jewelry, was celebrating the upcoming launch of his new Panerai, IWC and A. Lange & Söhne boutiques in the picturesque courtyard of the Waldorf Astoria when an idea struck. Over dinner at Margeaux Brasserie with Wilhelm Schmid, the CEO of A. Lange & Söhne, Burdeen commissioned a special watch for himself to commemorate the opening of the boutiques—quite a feat, given they only produce 4,500 timepieces per year. “When Wilhelm Schmid agreed to make a watch for me personally, I asked him to make one more to offer as our first piece available for purchase,” Burdeen says. The resulting Datograph in 18K rose gold with a factory-set baguette diamond bezel (of nearly flawless diamonds) is a true showstopper. In addition to the steady offering of coveted timepieces, Burdeen’s will host many private events in the new locations too. “The Waldorf is a fantastic association with our brand and the ones we represent,” Burdeen says. “It’s private yet opulent.” Price upon request, 11 E. Walton St.