The first annual WatchTime New York watch fair took place this past weekend at Gotham Hall, a prestigious venue that was the perfect setting for luxury watch brands to show off their timepieces to a highly active New York watch enthusiast and collector audience.
Exhibitors included 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.
Seiko’s high-end Grand Seiko line on display
During the two-day event, there were a number of lectures and discussions, from notable figures in the watch world, such as Jeff Kingston (WatchTime), Joe Thompson (Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime) and Anish Bhatt (Founder of WatchAnish). There were also cocktails and whisky tastings, which added to the positive atmosphere of the show.
In speaking with Sara Orlando (Publisher of WatchTime), and judging from the amount of people in attendance, it is safe to say the first year was a success and next year will be even better.
Armin Strom Limited Edition Skeleton in white gold made for exclusively for WatchTime New York
WatchTime’s Jeff Kingston giving a demonstration
Carl. F. Bucherer TravelTec GMT
Roland G. Murphy of RGM talkng with a guest
Inside Gotham Hall during #WTNY15 on Saturday
The exquisite domed ceiling with stained glass skylight at the top of the 7-story ballroom