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Haute couture? So last season. Today, we're into haute horlogerie, also known as the fine craft of assembling watches. New York City is the top shopping destination in the country when it comes to timepieces, with flagship boutiques from Switzerland and beyond dotting 57th Street and Madison and Fifth Avenues. Seriously, there's enough bling in that area that even Donald Trump would go broke trying to buy it all.
After the jump, we've rounded up 17 of the best places to buy watches in Manhattan. Keep in mind that we've left off department stores and lower-end chains to focus on the best that the watch world has to offer, even if the prices at some of these stores could pay for a house in other parts of the country. Check out the map below to see what we've picked out.