WatchTime and The RealReal Host “Night of Experts” in Washington, DC


Political discourse took a back seat to talk of fine watches and rare whiskies in our nation’s capital last night as WatchTime joined the online luxury consignment house The RealReal in hosting its “Night of Experts” collectors’ event in Washington, D.C.

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The event was held at the RealReal’s townhouse HQ in Georgetown.

Held at the RealReal’s townhouse offices in Georgetown, the event featured a number of notable vintage and modern timepieces from the RealReal’s collection, including an ultra-rare Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Grande Date, that guests could see and try on. The evening’s centerpiece was a panel discussion on watch authentication, the secondary market, and how the new digital landscape is affecting luxury retail, moderated by WatchTime digital media editor Mark Bernardo, and featuring The RealReal’s horologist Lance Maxwell and managing director Michael Groffenberger. Continuing the “experts” theme, an array of fine wines and whiskies, including several whisky rarities, were served by a whisky sommelier, along with light hors d’oeuvres. Maxwell and another RealReal horologist, Rebecca Anthony, also offered guests a special treat: free valuations of their personal timepieces. WatchTime publisher Sara Orlando and events manager Minda Larsen were also in attendance and mingled with the attendees. Scroll down to see photos from the event.

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Vintage watches on display at the event
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The evening’s headliner timepiece: an Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Grande Date, one of only 25 in the world
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A selection of whiskies was served by whisky sommelier Meghan Lazhier.
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An attentive crowd attends the panel discussion on watch resale, authentication, and the future of online luxury retailing
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WatchTime editor Mark Bernardo moderates a panel discussion with RealReal horologist Lance Maxwell and managing director Michael Groffenberger
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Lance Maxwell wows the crowd with a rare, vintage Rolex Oyster
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Guests mingle after the panel discussion
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Attendees enjoyed wines, Scotch and American whiskies, and light bites.
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RealReal senior horologist Rebecca Anthony evaluates a watch for a guest

 

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One Response to “WatchTime and The RealReal Host “Night of Experts” in Washington, DC”

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  1. neal baron

    was not aware of event. am a subscriber to watchtime. am not shy about e mailing around to different watch companies. etc should be on sosomebodies list.

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