New York State of Time: Scenes from WatchTime New York 2015

Over the weekend, WatchTime magazine held its first annual WatchTime New York event, dedicated to fine timepieces, with a long list of top watch brand exhibitors such as A. Lange & Söhne, Armin Strom, Ball, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Emmanuel Bouchet, F.P. Journe, Grand Seiko, MeisterSinger, Moritz Grossmann, Mühle, Nomos Glashutte, Pierre DeRoche, Porsche Design, RGM, Seiko, Tutima, Ulysse Nardin, and Visconti.

WatchTime New York 2015 took place at Gotham Hall, an upscale and historic venue in the heart of Midtown (at 36th Street and 6th Ave). From Corinthian columns to granite walls and marble floors to a 7-story ballroom topped with domed ceiling with a 3,000 square foot stained glass skylight set in the center – the majestic backdrop of Gotham Hall perfectly highlighted the sophisticated audience and luxurious timepieces being exhibited.

In addition to meeting directly with brand representatives, looking at, and even buying timepieces, guests enjoyed hospitality from BMW, Delta, and the SLH Hotel Group. Furthermore, there was a full open bar with premium cocktails and gourmet food on Friday, and a whisky tasting with Instagram star, Anish Bhatt, of @WatchAnish on Saturday. Bhatt enjoyed mingling with guests and answering questions about watch collecting while attendees enjoyed 15-year old single-malt whisky from The Dalmore.

With watch-industry brand executives, journalists, bloggers, and RedBar Crew members, all in attendance, there is no other show in the U.S. where you can gain this level of access to so many watch decision makers. Scroll down to see photos taken over the two days of WatchTime New York.

WatchTime’s publisher, Sara Orlando, is already looking ahead to 2016. “With the success of WatchTime New York 2015, we are already discussing strategy for next year’s show. We hope to welcome additional watch brands and offer the collectors even more special features and educational presentations from our experts.”

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l-r: Anish Bhatt, WatchTime EIC Joe Thompson, publisher Sara Orlando, collector and brand consultant Jeff Kingston
Jeff Kingston giving demonstration
A guest models the Breguet Tradition Independent Chronograph 7077
Famous Italian Pen maker Visconti making a push into the US market with its new watch collection
RedBar Crew (watch club members) taking a group wristshot
Ron Stoll, President of Carl F. Bucherer NA, speaking with a guest
A. Lange & Söhne master watchmaker
Sara Orlando (WatchTime publisher) and Minda Larsen (WatchTime event manager)
F.P. Journe NYC boutique staff at their booth
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