Mark your calendars: WatchTime New York, which debuted in 2015, and sold out to record audiences last year, will return October 13 and 14 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, at 1356 Broadway, and tickets are available now. Once again, watch collectors and aficionados will be able to see and try on watches from a wide array of companies and talk to watch-company executives. They’ll also be able to attend presentations and talk watches with their watch-fan confrères (nearly 1,000 watch lovers attended last year’s show). Last year, 24 watch brands, including Vacheron Constantin, Omega, Breguet, MB&F, Grand Seiko, Glashütte Original, and others displayed their newest timepieces. This year’s brand list will be announced soon and will include Jaeger-LeCoultre and A. Lange & Söhne.
WTNY kicks off Friday evening with a VIP cocktail party, held from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, during which attendees can visit the watch companies’ exhibits and chat with special guests, including Aurel Bacs of Phillips Auctions and noted watch collector Jeff Kingston. Tickets for the cocktail party are $119 and include open bar, passed hors d’ouvres, and a buffet. On Saturday, the show hours are 11 AM to 5 PM. That day, Kingston will give a series of presentations and present a “watch tour” of the show floor, highlighting the most interesting timepieces. Veteran watch journalist Joe Thompson, now WatchTime’s editor-at-large, will join other watch industry VIP’s in panel discussions, seminars, and other in-person opportunities. Full schedule and details will be announced soon on www.watchtimenewyork.com. The price for Saturday is $39 and includes admission to all panels and seminars. For tickets, and info on this and other WatchTime events, click here.