New York City is renowned for many different things, including  Broadway theater, fashion and fine dining. The city really comes to life during the holiday season with many prominent retailers offering spectacular window displays for the yuletide celebration.

Every Christmas, prestigious retailer Bergdorf Goodman goes all out with its captivating window displays at its Fifth Avenue store. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and residents annually flock to view Bergdorf’s opulent and breath-taking window displays. In fact, the intense and finely detailed preparation of creating these holiday displays was the focus of the 2013 motion picture documentary “Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorfs.”

Bergdorf’s windows have a little more competition than usual this year with rival retailers Barney’s and Lord & Taylor getting into the fray. Barney’s enlisted the creative talents of film maker Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin this year to create their Christmas window spectacle at their Madison Avenue location.ELINI-17012-BB-01-RDSA

The spectacular window displays at Barney’s captured the grandeur and over-the-top glamour of the film-making duo’s films: The “Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge.” Meanwhile veteran department store Lord & Taylor kicked-off the debut of its holiday windows on Fifth Avenue with singer Nick Jonas performing in concert prior to the unveiling.

There are many other eye-catching windows you can check out this holiday season, including the striking skeleton date windows on  Elini Barokas wristwatches, available at popular online retailer

Outstanding timepieces from the Elini Barokas Commander, Kratos, Artisan, Gladiator, Fortitudo and Fortuna collections, all feature skeleton date windows. The Elini Barokas Commander chronograph in black and red is an excellent holiday choice.

This vigorous men’s chronograph has a generously oversized, rounded-square case in black ion-plated stainless steel and a striking red silicone strap. The round black plated steel bezel with raised markers surrounds the black chronograph with three subdials, the skeleton date calendar and red hands and markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Chronograph is 48mm wide and 17mm thick.

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