The fourth edition of the WatchTime New York annual exhibition will be inaugurated on 26th October this year.
WatchTime New York is the largest and most successful public watch event of its kind in North America, presented by WatchTime Magazine and luxury lifestyle platform WatchAnish. From October 26 – 27, WatchTime New York gives its ticket holders coveted hands-on access to the latest luxury watches as well as a chance to meet the star designers and leaders of the watchmaking world.
WatchTime New York will open on Friday, October 26th with a VIP cocktail event from 5:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m., an evening which is typically sold out months before the show opens its doors. Watch enthusiasts flock to mingle with notable watchmakers, CEOs and industry leaders, experts like WatchTime Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger, luxury influencers, including the WatchAnish team, and fellow collectors. The opening night reception also offers a first glimpse of timepieces from 29 watch exhibitors. The range of major global brands and fascinating independents this year includes the likes of Omega, Breguet, MB&F, Greubel Forsey, Bovet, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith, and G-Shock.
Friday admission also includes all-day access on Saturday, October 27thfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering guests a full slate of educational events, tours, and more hands-on watch experiences. Saturday will open with a Q&A panel of Independent Watchmaking Stars at 10:30 a.m., highlighting watch designers who are revitalizing the art of horology with their artistic and engineering genius.
Next at 11:30 a.m., noted collector and watch industry insider Jeff Kingston will guide WatchTime New York guests on a tour of the show floor, pointing out notable new models and giving special insights into the unique culture and background of each exhibiting watch brand.
At 12:30 p.m., a panel of watch industry experts will offer a cross section of perspectives on the dynamics of the industry, from the changes at Baselworld to the future of traditional watchmaking with special insights from the panel of brand leaders, influencers, retailers, and journalists. For even more in-depth insight into new watches and launches in 2018, collectors may register to attend Kingston’s 2:00 p.m. presentation, Jeff Kingston Presents Inside Basel Geneva.
WatchTime New York 2018 will wind down at 4:00 p.m. with a Q&A panel sponsored by Gear Patrol and led by WatchTime’s own Logan Baker, leading a discussion on American micro-watch brands while guests enjoy cocktails or brews.
Date: October 26-27, 2018
Venue: Gotham Hall, New York City