Bulova Watches Relocate to Empire State Building

Bulova is relocating its headquarters to the iconic Empire State Building. The new 33,214-square foot office will become fully operational in early 2015 and celebrates the Manhattan roots of Bulova watches.

Founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova, the company was originally located on Maiden Lane in lower Manhattan - the nucleus of New York City's jewellery industry in the late 1800s. The brand later moved to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, before relocating to Woodside, Queens, in 1954 where it has remained ever since.

"The relocation of our corporate headquarters to the Empire State Building comes on the heels of a period of tremendous positive change for Bulova," Bulova President Gregory Thumm said. "The new space is a perfect home for our expanding portfolio of watch brands and signifies a new period of growth for the company. Moving back into the centre of the fashion capital of the world provides us with a renewed sense of energy and creative spirit while honouring our company’s Manhattan origins."

The new office space is located on the 29th floor of the historic Empire State Building and will reflect the open culture of the Bulova company, with an open floor plan that encourages creativity and shared ideas. The interior has been designed by Corgan, the award-winning international architecture and interior design firm, in order to accurately portray the DNA of Bulova watches.

Thomas P. Durels, Chief of Property Operations and Leasing for Empire State Realty Trust, added: "We’re delighted to welcome Bulova to the Empire State Building. "We believe that the respect for history, design and innovation that Bulova and the Empire State Building both share will make Bulova’s tenancy in the world’s most famous office building a huge success."

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