WatchTime New York 2022 wrapped up this Sunday with over 1,900 watch collectors, enthusiasts, and industry VIPs coming together at the city’s famed Gotham Hall. Over 30 brands presented at America’s most important public watch event from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23rd. The event was produced by Watchtime and presented in partnership with sponsors Wempe, The Macallan, and Vilmart & Cie champagne.
The seventh edition of WatchTime New York kicked off Friday, October 21st with hundreds of collectors attending a sold-out cocktail evening that included the debut of a new mezzanine lounge presented by A. Lange & Söhne. Fifth Avenue retailer Wempe served a signature Wempe Mule cocktail and Bell & Ross CEO Carlos Rosillo debuted the brand new BR X5 watch while guests and industry VIPs mingled. Industry VIPs in attendance included Max Büsser of MB&F, Kari Voutilainen of Voutilainen, William Massena of Massena Lab, Christine Hutter of Moritz Grossmann, Xavier de Roquemaurel of Czapek, Rolf Studer (Co-CEO Oris SA), Rudy Chavez of A. Lange & Söhne, Roland Murphy of RGM, and Giles English of Bremont. Other notable members of the New York fashion scene Simon Gold, Olga Ferrara, and Katya Tolstova were also in attendance.
Over 30 brands exhibited including Arnold & Son, Blancpain, Breguet, Bremont, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer, G-Shock, Massena Lab, MB&F, Montblanc, Oris, Parmigiani Fleurier, Seiko, Voutilainen, among others. As in previous years, panels brought in crowds that filled the room. This year panelists such as Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, Max Büsser of MB&F, Carlos Rossillo of Bell & Ross, and Giles English of Bremont sat on panels addressing topics like “The State of the Watch Industry” moderated by WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger and an Executives’ Roundtable by veteran moderator Jeff Kingston.
“Whether you’re a newbie enthusiast or an established collector looking to discover new brands or meet your watchmaking idols,” says Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime Magazine, “WatchTime New York offers that rare opportunity to gather the watch community and geek out on all things watchmaking.”
New or recently released watches were shown for the first time to American collectors such as Bell & Ross BR- X5, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, the Norqain “Wild One,” the G-Shock Flair Red 40th Anniversary, the Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze Cenote, and the Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223, the Moritz Grossman Atom Moore 37 Silver Plated collaboration by Friction Limited Edition, Bremont Supernova H1 Collection, the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 3SPCK, the Glashütte Original SeaQ Chronograph, the MB&F LM Split Escapement EVO, the Greubel Forsey Balancier GMT, as well as Arnold & Son’s GPHG nominated Luna Magna Platinum.
WatchTime Publisher Sara Orlando said “WatchTime New York was born out of a vision to unite the global watch community, bringing brands, collectors, and enthusiasts together in a single engaging forum… Seven years on, we are proud that our unique formula continues to resonate and that WatchTime New York has grown to become one of the watch community’s most anticipated annual happenings and one of New York City’s signature recurring events.”