Live, breath and eat luxury timepieces? Horologists and collectors gathered for America’s largest luxury watch event this weekend. The two day sold-out event showcased luxury watches from 30 major watch makers from across the globe for both media and watch enthusiasts alike.
Among the exhibiting companies were iconic luxury watch brands like Omega, Longines, TAG Heuer, Zenith, Baume & Mercier, Breguet, Blancpain, A. Lange & Söhne, Wempe, Grand Seiko, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and more showing off their latest creations and most polished complications.
“WatchTime New York presents a fantastic opportunity to meet clients and watch aficionados and to share our passion. Thank you to the whole team of WatchTime New York.”
– Zenith CEO Julien Tornare
Organized by WatchTime Magazine & partner Watch Anish the event brought over 1,200 fans, influencers and notable industry personalities to get up and personal with brands like Bremont showing off their Limited Edition Bremont 1918 timepiece. Additional industry partners include: SWISS Airlines, Phillips auction house, Wempe, acoustic instruments maker C.F. Martin & Co., watch and jewelry winders and case makers WOLF, haute leather-accessories atelier Linea Luxe, Four Roses bourbon, and Modern Art with Vintage Parts by Berd Vay’e, along with additional media partners Watchonista and Robb Report.
Appropriately hosted at New York’s breathtaking Gotham Hall as the backdrop, attendees got an exclusive chance to “Meet Watchmaking Stars” Kari Voutilainen, Roland Murphy, and Romain Gauthier, plus Claude Greisler, and Armin Strom to hear their experiences as watchmakers as well as how and why they decided to take on watchmaking as their career.
Longines celebrates their 185 anniversary with the unveiling of the Longines Avigation BigEye, making its first ever appearance at Watchtime.
Also under the spotlight Graham‘s 8-piece limited edition Orrery Tourbillon, RGM’s 222-RR Railroad watch with enamel box car dial, and Romain Gauthier debuted its Insight Micro-Rotor timepiece.
Moritz-Grossman also unveiled the ATUM Pure Skull, Bremont launched its limited-edition Bremont 1918. Chronoswiss also unveiled a new blue-dialed version of its limited-edition skeletonized watch, the Sirius Flying Grand Regulator.
“This year, WatchTime New York proved without any doubt that this is the most important event for watch collectors in the US. We have brought together relevant brands and an intelligent, educated crowd of high-level collectors and watch enthusiasts.”
– WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger
The sold out WatchTime New York 2017 event also featured a star attraction with the famous James Bond’s Watches, Six Decades of Memorable Timepieces that made their way to the silver screen. The two-day sold out WatchTime event included a nice Whiskey tasting by Four Roses Burbon along with a full day of educational panels, Q&A sessions, seminars, tours, and events on Saturday. Defining itself as the America’s largest luxury watch event, we’re happy to have such an awesome event take place right here in NYC. If you missed it, not to worry as WatchTime is only picking up speed and they’ll be back next year.
Watchtime New York Luxury Watch Show