Girard-Perregaux and Surface Magazine Party at Art Basel Miami

SURFACE MAGAZINE HOSTS: 'THE PARTY' AT W SOUTH BEACH WITH BRET EASTON ELLIS, ALEX ISRAEL & HANS ULRICH OBRISTWatch Journal’s sister publication, Surface magazine, kicked off Art Basel Miami 2015 with a bang by co-hosting an exclusive evening with Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The evening, which honored real estate developer Jorge M. Pérez (from whom the museum gets its name) featured a lavish dinner and performance by musician Wyclef Jean. The dinner was held on the veranda of the museum overlooking Biscayne Bay. In keeping with the watchmaking theme, the tables’ decoration was inspired by the bridges of Girard-Perregaux’s Neotourbillon watch, and was created by architectural studio ArandaLasch in collaboration with Neal Fay. Guests attending the exclusive event included prominent artists and collectors, including Mario Testino, Jean Pigozzi and Marcel Wanders among others. Members of the Miami Symphony Orchestra performed during cocktails and dinner before Jean took to the stage, serenading the guests with favorites “Gone Till November,” “No Woman, No Cry,” and “Killing Me Softly.”