Bulova Returning to Manhattan Roots with Relocation to Iconic Empire State Building

  Bulova Returning to Manhattan Roots with Relocation to Iconic Empire State

Leading Watch Brand Comes Home to Manhattan, the Fashion Capital of the World

Business Wire

WOODSIDE, N.Y. -- July 9, 2014

Bulova, a world leader since 1875 in the engineering of timepieces and clocks,
today announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters to a new
33,214-square-foot office in the iconic Empire State Building in Manhattan.
Relocating from its current location in Woodside, Queens, the new Bulova
headquarters will be fully operational by early 2015.

Founded by Joseph Bulova, Bulova was originally located on Maiden Lane in
lower Manhattan, then the nucleus of New York City’s jewelry industry in the
late 1800s. Since that time, it has moved its headquarters to Fifth Avenue in
Manhattan and then to Woodside, Queens in 1954, where the company currently
resides. With Bulova’s move to the 29^th floor of the historic Empire State
Building on Fifth Avenue, the company returns to its celebrated Manhattan

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

We’re delighted to welcome Bulova to the Empire State Building,” said Thomas
P. Durels, Chief of Property Operations and Leasing for Empire State Realty
Trust. “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.”

Award-winning international architecture and interior design firm, Corgan, has
been tasked with designing a space that reflects the open culture of Bulova, a
component of the company’s DNA and mission statement. This will be reflected
in a physical open floor plan to encourage creativity, as well as the sharing
of ideas across departments. Bulova’s executive, design, brand management,
marketing, sales and support departments will relocate to the new
headquarters. Bulova will continue to use its current Queens location for
warehousing purposes.

About Bulova

Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world’s most recognized brands,
reaching a wide range of consumers with its Bulova, Bulova Accutron, Caravelle
New York and licensed Harley-Davidson^® Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank
Lloyd Wright Collection^® watches and clocks, and the award-winning Bulova
Clocks. An independent subsidiary of Citizen Watch Company, Ltd. of Japan,
Bulova is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Canada, China,
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Continuing to
maintain its position at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, Bulova is
committed to upholding an extraordinary legacy of excellence in design, style
and technology as it expands to meet the needs of a diverse global audience.


Cynthia Patnode, 646-428-0615
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