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Tokyo, Beijing, Geneva and Houston: Swank, VIP-only tour makes time for a stop at Tony's

Tokyo, Beijing, Geneva and Houston: Swank, VIP tour stops at Tony's

21 Gilad Zadok, from left, Francois-Paul Journe, Jonathan Zadok and Segev Zadok at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Gilad Zadok, from left, Francois-Paul Journe, Jonathan Zadok and Segev Zadok at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
28 Katie Brass, left, and Amy Zadok at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Katie Brass, left, and Amy Zadok at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
49 Ugo Tombolini, left, and Antonio Marziale at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Ugo Tombolini, left, and Antonio Marziale at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
42 Shane Wilson, from left, Dayton Wilson and Sarah Starry at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Shane Wilson, from left, Dayton Wilson and Sarah Starry at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
45 table setting place setting dinner table at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
The table setting at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
2 Adria and Chris Clark at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Adria and Chris Clark at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
33 Pierre Halimi at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Pierre Halimi at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
22 Jacqueline and Steven Fein at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Jacqueline and Steven Fein at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
25 Johnathan Le at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Johnathan Le at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
50 Wayne and Tammy Nguyen at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Wayne and Tammy Nguyen at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
47 Tom Tyrrell, left, and Bob Marshak at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
Tom Tyrrell, left, and Bob Marshak at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner. Photo by Chris Brown
21 Gilad Zadok, from left, Francois-Paul Journe, Jonathan Zadok and Segev Zadok at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
28 Katie Brass, left, and Amy Zadok at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
49 Ugo Tombolini, left, and Antonio Marziale at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
42 Shane Wilson, from left, Dayton Wilson and Sarah Starry at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
45 table setting place setting dinner table at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
2 Adria and Chris Clark at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
33 Pierre Halimi at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
22 Jacqueline and Steven Fein at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
25 Johnathan Le at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
50 Wayne and Tammy Nguyen at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013
47 Tom Tyrrell, left, and Bob Marshak at Zadok's F.P. Journe dinner November 2013

The 30th anniversary of F.P. Journe watches was reason enough for founder Francois-Paul Journe to head out on a world tour celebrating three decades of creating luxury Swiss timepieces. Before heading to Tokyo, Beijing and Geneva for special events, Journe dropped down in Houston for a swank dinner in the wine cellar at Tony's.

The sleek watches are carried at Zadok Jewelers where they are displayed in an F.P. Journe espace, a corner designed similarly to the Journe boutiques, of which there are only four in the United States.

With Helene and Dror Zadok on vacation, their sons — Jonathan, Segev with wife Amy, and Gilad — handled hosting duties. The invitation-only group spent the cocktail hour visiting with Journe and the Swiss watch manufacturer's GM Pierre Halimi and viewing the collection of watches, only 900 of which are made each year. The special design is noted for movement made exclusively of 18-karat rose gold. 

Getting in a head start on holiday shopping were Antonio Marziale, Katie and A.J. Brass, Adria and Chris Clark, Bob Marshak, Jonathan Le, Nancy and Frank Dickof, Tom Tyrrell, Jacqueline and Steven Fein, John Raymond, Sandy Anderson, Ugo Tombolini and Tammy and Wayne Nguyen