Zadok Jewelers Presents the 12th Annual Swiss Watch Affair Event took place on Friday, December 16. It also kicked off the Lone Star Shootout and was the place to be for watch collectors across Texas.

The 12th annual Swiss Watch Affair featured limited edition timepieces, museum quality pieces and extended collections from more than 20 Swiss watch brands including IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Jaeger LeCoultre. Watch company executives also appeared at the event.

In addition to the annual watch event, Zadok Jewelers was celebrating a partnership with the Lone Star Shootout, a basketball doubleheader matching up University of Texas, Texas A&M, University of Arizona and University of Arkansas. The tipoff reception brought alumni of the four universities in addition to other college sports fans. University of Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart and Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy both were on hand to discuss the next day’s games. Zadok Jewelers produced the awards given to the winning teams, University of Arkansas and University of Arizona, in addition to the MVP trophy winner, University of Arkansas player Daryl Macon. A silent auction was on display with sports memorabilia.

Zadok Jewelers is the premier luxury jewelry store in Houston, Texas and celebrates 40 years of business in 2016. The nationally acclaimed showroom on Post Oak and San Felipe features loose diamonds, engagement rings, wedding rings, fine jewelry, Swiss timepieces and crystal giftware.

All photos by Daniel Ortiz

1. Trophies produced by Zadok Jewelers for the winners of the Lone Star Shootout
2. The Vince Lombardi trophy on display
3. An autographed basketball part of the silent auction benefiting Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana
4. F.P. Journe timepiece on display
5. IWC watches on display
6. Signature drink an old fashioned made with Buffalo Trace
7. Geoff Gauthier, Hallie Antweil
8. John Harper III, John Harper II
9. Jason Jimenez, Jessica J
10. Helene and Dror Zadok
11. Daniel and Meryl Schrager
12. Jim Andrepont, Teri Andrepont, Mandy Williams, Michele Wright
13. Jenni Slivensky, Thomas McQuilling, Kathy Green
14. Antonio Ramos, Mark Ramos
15. University of Texas head basketball coach Shaka Smart
16. Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy
17. Jonathan Zou,
18. Allison Lott, Allison Bagley, Jody Schmal, Julie Soefer, Kathryn Lott
19. Jonathan and Michelle Zadok
20. Gweneyette Broussard, Geoff Gauthier, Hallie Antweil
21. Julio Flores, Teresa Aguilar
22. Anita N, Elise Nguyen, Ted N, Haywood Luong
23. Terry and Bruce Merwin
24. Laureen and Matthias Wong
25. The crowd in Zadok Jewelers watch area
26. Guests looking at a Hublot watch
27. John David, Maria Thomaides, Kalisto Kojack
28. DJ Little Martin
30. Michelle Zadok and Christine Zhou
31. Scott Nowowiejski, Jason Kohll, Adam Levinson
32. Courtney Bell, Seth McBryde
33. Monica Acosta, Genna Welch, Jeff Mysaka
34. Adam Gustafsson, Rayanna Castello
35. Dylan Patterson, Jonathan Almeida, Flavia Modolo, Igor Cavaco
36. Amy Zadok, Michelle Zadok
37. Lukas Nakaya, Geraldo Campestrini, Sandro Leite, Felipe Ribeiro
38. Brian Jazdzewski, Aaron Mohamed