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Bal Harbour Shops Collectors Weekend


The second installment of the Bal Harbour Collectors Weekend took place at the tony shopping district on Bal Harbour Island the weekend of November 3-5.

Fourteen of Bal Harbour Shops’ watch boutiques showcased limited edition timepieces including Audemars Piguet, Buccellati, Bulgari, Chanel, Chopard, Dolce & Gabbana, F.P. Journe, Graff, Harry Winston, Hublot, IWC, Panerai, Tourneau and Van Cleef & Arpels followed by the Curated produced exotic, hypercar, vintage and racing car show.

The low-key event kicks off the South Florida autumn-winter motoring season in style as many area car collectors bring out their best cars for the display-only event which takes place outside the main entrance to the Bal Harbour Shops.

In the second iteration of the Collectors Weekend, Curated virtually emptied out their downtown Miami showroom with an incredible display of Lamborghini Countachs and Diablos, Jaguar XK220, Porsche Carrera GT, Slantnose Turbo Cabriolet, BMW M1 and Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, among others.

The honored marque this year was Pagani, as Prestige Motors brought out Horacio Pagani’s personal Huayra BC which was on display inside the shopping area. 

South Florida collectors turned up in everything from an Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato, fleets of Porsches, Ferraris, Mercedes-Benz's, all the way up to hypercars such as Bugatti Veyron, Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda, and racing cars brought in by Hubbell Racing -- all on display in the lush tropical setting for the colorful crowds out for a day of shopping in the exclusive boutiques and lunch in one of several great restaurants.

The lunch time crowds appeared right on time at noon, creating a virtual mob scene around show-central and out among the cars.  The show went all afternoon into early evening, with the early setting sun bringing proceedings to an end. 

When visiting Miami, be certain to check out the Bal Harbour Shops and Curated.

Report & Photos:
Barton Workman,
Miami Design District Concours