Each year, hundreds of watch collectors and enthusiasts from around the world converge on Gotham Hall for the festival of watches and watchmaking known as WatchTime New York.
Now in its fourth year, WatchTime New York is undisputedly 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 (some unveiled for the very first time in North America at the show), 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 its celebrated 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 get 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 watches from 29 watch exhibitors. The range of 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 27th from 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.
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 further insight into new watches and launches in 2018, collectors can 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.
WatchTime New York’s fourth year promises to deliver fascinating hands-on experiences with covetable luxury timepieces, insights from the industry’s leading names, and a peek inside the fascinating culture of high watchmaking and luxury collecting.
WHEN: October 26-27, 2018
WHERE: Gotham Hall, New York City
OCTOBER 26, 2018 COCKTAIL PARTY— 5:30-8:30pm
First chance to meet watch VIP’s and executives. Cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres served and included in ticket price. Meet industry executives, WatchTime editors and Watch Industry VIPs. Allows re-entry to Saturday events as well.
OCTOBER 27, 2018 FULL-DAY EVENT— 11am – 5pm
Browse, mingle and shop, Brand and VIP presentations will be scheduled throughout the day.
10:30: Doors will open for the first panel “Meet Independent Watchmaking Stars”
11:00: Show begins, guests are invited to browse, mingle, and shop the floor
11:30: Jeff Kingston Watch Tour
12:30: Panel of Watch Industry Experts
2 pm: Jeff Kingston Presents Inside Basel Geneva
4 pm: An American Movement – sponsored by Gear Patrol