Jeff Kingston

Jeff Kingston is a watch collector and the freelance moderator of WatchTime's IBG Inside Basel Geneva watch show, a collaboration between Jeff Kingston and WatchTime.

“Inside Basel-Geneva” Hits East Coast, Draws Record Crowd in NYC

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After kicking off in Chicago on September 11, WatchTime's "Inside Basel-Geneva" tour continued last week, as the popular watch-collector events, helmed by WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston, touched down in Philadelphia, on September 18, and New York City, on September 20, the latter event drawing a record crowd of nearly 300 guests. … [Read more...]

“Inside Basel-Geneva” Tour Kicks Off in Chicago

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The 2012 edition of WatchTime's popular "Inside Basel-Geneva" collectors' events opened up in grand fashion last week, with the first of this year's series taking place at the luxurious Union League Club of Chicago. Click here for more details and a slideshow of photos from the evening. … [Read more...]

Scenes from “Inside-Basel-Geneva” Chicago

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Last night WatchTime and Jeff Kingston hosted the first of this year's "Inside Basel-Geneva" watch collector events at the Union League Club in Chicago. It was the first IBG event held at the historic venue, and judging by the response of the sponsoring watch brands and the nearly 200 guests who attended (many of whom braved the snarled traffic caused by Chi-Town's current teachers' strike), it was a smashing success.In between mingling with guests and watch brand representatives, I managed … [Read more...]

WatchTime Hits the Windy City

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A gaggle of WatchTime staffers touched down in Chicago yesterday to prepare for the much-anticipated kickoff of the 2012 "Inside Basel-Geneva" series of watch collector events, which takes place tonight at the prestigious Union League Club.We checked out the event space — it is the first time the Chicago IBG event has been held at the Club — and were suitably impressed by the elegant surroundings and classical decor, including the breathtaking art collection that adorns the walls. We … [Read more...]

Inside Basel-Geneva 2012 — Bigger, More Luxurious and Filling Up Fast

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WatchTime and noted watch collector Jeff Kingston are teaming up once again in 2012 to present the seventh annual series of the popular "Inside Basel.Geneva" events, which this year will all take place in five-star hotels and private clubs and will feature more watch brands than ever before. Held in five cities throughout the U.S., several of the events are already close to being sold out. … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 New York City and San Francisco

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Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011, NYC and SF, page 2

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The second event in this report took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Kicks Off in Chicago and Miami

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IBG 2011 opened in Chicago and Miami with record numbers of participating brands and best-ever attendance. The strong turnout, coupled with the most-ever brands and independent watchmakers at each show, meant moving to larger venues for 2011, making IBG 2011 a true watch fair. Come inside to see more than 30 images from the events, and don’t forget there are four shows still to come with even more brands! … [Read more...]

IBG 2011: Chicago and Miami, Part 2

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Following the watch fair, it's off to dinner and Jeff Kingston's presentation, covering more than 45 brands from SIHH, Baselworld and the Geneva Time Exhibition.Jeff Kingston (left) at the podium with WatchTime editor in chief Joe Thompson. Joe will also be at every show!Joe introduces Jeff......and the presentation gets under way.The watch talk continues over dinner.Surrounded by gift bags as the evening comes to a close.Remember, there are … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Will Be Better Than Ever!

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For watch enthusiasts and collectors, nothing beats an evening with fellow watch lovers, surrounded by the latest watches from the top brands, with knowledgeable executives on hand to answer questions. Add to the mix great food and wine and noted collector Jeff Kingston’s multi-media presentation of the Swiss show highlights, and it adds up to an event that simply can’t be missed!Inside Basel/Geneva is a unique event – there is nothing else like it. This year, 30 leading brands and … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating

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Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Grand Finale: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 Chicago

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WatchTime’s 2010 Inside Basel/Geneva series finished up high above Chicago at the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center. It was another night for records as more than 170 guests enjoyed timepieces from 19 participating brands – both all-time highs for Chicago. … [Read more...]

Records Fall at Elegant Inside Basel/Geneva New York

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WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 New York City event proved the most successful and most elegant yet as a record gathering of more than 250 enthusiasts and collectors enjoyed a refined evening (jacket and tie required) at one of the city's most prestigious private clubs in the heart of Manhattan. Sixteen leading manufacturers and independents showed their latest creations beneath an ornate, soaring ceiling and chandeliers. … [Read more...]

Images from Inside Basel/Geneva Philadelphia

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On September 16 more than 140 collectors and enthusiasts attended WatchTime's penultimate Inside Basel/Geneva show at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. The energy in the room was high as guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, met fellow enthusiasts, brand executives, and leading independent watchmakers, and tried on the latest watches from the Swiss shows. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s New York ‘Inside Basel-Geneva’ Event Sold Out

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WatchTime’s “Inside Basel-Geneva” event in New York City, which will be held on Sept. 14, is sold out. WatchTime is putting names of people wanting to attend on a waiting list, said publisher Wolfgang Blum, but tickets to the event are no longer available. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2010: Next Stop, Miami

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Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 is better than ever, with more exhibiting brands, luxurious venues, and Jeff Kingston's new and improved HD video presentation. These shows are better than going to Baselworld and SIHH, because you can try on the watches. They're better than going to see a retailer because the selection of pieces on display is amazing, and you can talk to knowledgeable brand executives and representatives (not to mention the great food and wine!)Each show starts with a 90 minute … [Read more...]

The Big Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast Report…The Miami Show is July 14!

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Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 kicked off with two West Coast shows that played to full houses as collectors and enthusiasts came out to see the newest watches and to meet the record number of exhibiting brands. Don't forget that the Miami show is July 14. There are still a few tickets left, so check out the West Coast shows in this article, then head over to the sign-up page and come on down! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast, page 3

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We've finally arrived at the reason we do this...the watches.You may click the images to view larger versions.Click here to continue to page 4 to see several more watches and Jeff Kingston's presentation. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast 2010 page 4

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 After about two hours looking at and trying on the latest watches while enjoying wine and cocktails, it was at last time for dinner and Jeff's presentation. Joe Thompson introduces Jeff, and we're off...That's it for Inside Basel/Geneva's West Coast shows. Thanks again to our guests, and to the exhibiting brands. Don't forget that our next show is in Miami on July 14 - just around the corner! Click here to learn more, and to sign up!You can use the same link … [Read more...]

Quick Shots From Inside Basel/Geneva Los Angeles

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A record number of collectors and enthusiasts gathered at the beautiful Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades this past Thursday evening for the second in WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 series. A record number of brands also exhibited at this show - 17 in all, including Panerai, Lange, IWC, Cartier, Vacheron, GP, Zenith, and Blancpain, and independents like Max Busser, Jean Dunand, and Peter Speake-Marin. There's a complete exhibitors list below. … [Read more...]

Scenes from Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 San Francisco

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Last night about 130 collectors and enthusiasts from as far away as Toronto gathered at the San Francisco City Club for the 5th edition of WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva. This is the lead-off show for 2010 and this year's shows feature an expanded line-up of exhibiting brands. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while meeting fellow enthusiasts and brand representatives, and seeing the latest creations from top brands and independent watchmakers. … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010

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Following a challenging 2009, the watch industry enters 2010 with a level of creativity and energy that seemed unimaginable 12 months ago. This was evident at Baselworld and SIHH in Geneva, where WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston visited 50 brands to discover the most interesting and intriguing watchmaking achievements for 2010. … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel-Geneva 2009 New York

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If you were looking for reasons to be more upbeat about the U.S. economy this week, there were a few to be found. You could have watched Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on the TV news proclaiming that the recession is over. Or you could’ve had a lot more fun by attending this year’s largest-ever “Inside Basel-Geneva” watch collectors’ event in New York, hosted by WatchTime and noted watch expert Jeff Kingston. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva San Francisco, page 3

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In this final section of the photo essay, we look at a few of the many watches that were on display at Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 San Francisco, and Jeff's presentation gets under way... … [Read more...]

Scenes from Inside Basel/Geneva ’09 San Francisco

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The Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 series launched with a bang on Tuesday June 23 at the elegant City Club in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Sponsors Lange, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Carl F. Bucherer and Montblanc displayed their newest timepieces, and Antiquorum’s Charles Tearle presented a collection of watches that will be offered at upcoming auctions. Guests came from as far as Illinois and Washington to share the experience. I was on hand with my camera, and the images … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 Debuts in San Francisco

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Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 got off to a great start in San Francisco Tuesday night June 23. A sell-out crowd of almost 150 watch collectors and enthusiasts from as far away as Illinois, Oregon and Washington gathered at the upscale City Club for an evening of shared passion and enjoyment. Guests began arriving ahead of the 6 p.m. start time for an opportunity to see the latest creations from San Francisco sponsors Lange, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Carl F. Bucherer and Montblanc. Guests were … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva – Dallas

On October 1 in Dallas, WatchTime and Jeff Kingston team up to bring you all the highlights of the 2009 Basel and Geneva watch fairs, combined with a wonderful dinner, a chance to meet industry executives, and to mingle with other enthusiasts. These events are held at some of the finest private clubs in the USA. Click here to learn more and to register! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva – Chicago

On September 29 in Chicago, WatchTime and Jeff Kingston team up to bring you all the highlights of the 2009 Basel and Geneva watch fairs, combined with a wonderful dinner, a chance to meet industry executives, and to mingle with other enthusiasts. These events are held at some of the finest private clubs in the USA. Click here to learn more and to register! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva – Philadelphia

On September 17 in Philadelphia, WatchTime and Jeff Kingston team up to bring you all the highlights of the 2009 Basel and Geneva watch fairs, combined with a wonderful dinner, a chance to meet industry executives, and to mingle with other enthusiasts. These events are held at some of the finest private clubs in the USA. Click here to learn more and to register! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 – New York City

On September 15 in New York City, WatchTime and Jeff Kingston team up to bring you all the highlights of the 2009 Basel and Geneva watch fairs, combined with a wonderful dinner, a chance to meet industry executives, and to mingle with other enthusiasts. These events are held at some of the finest private clubs in the USA. Click here to learn more and to register! … [Read more...]