If you’re a watch lover in or near New York then this weekend there are two big events you just won’t want to miss.
WatchTime New York 2015
What: Billed as America’s largest luxury watch event, WatchTime New York is about the closest thing you can get to Baselworld without actually leaving the States.
When: October 23rd (VIP Cocktail Event in the evening) & October 24th (Full day)
Where: GOTHAM HALL, 1356 Broadway New York, NY (between 36th and 37th Street)
How much: $39 – $99 depending on what ticket you get.
First up is WatchTime New York. You’re probably familiar with the name already, after all WatchTime is an award-winning luxury watch media platform and the publisher of the highly regarded WatchTime Magazine, North America’s most successful watch magazine. All in all 20 brands will be exhibiting at the event and they really run the gauntlet in terms of variety, ranging from well-known high end brands like Blancpain and Breguet through to the slightly more obscure, like Muhle Glashutte and Visconti Firenze. Even Seiko will have a stand at the event.
WatchTime has promised there will be plenty of newly released watches on hand to ogle and maybe even a few surprise announcements from brands. If you’re really feeling fancy splash out on the $99 ticket for the VIP cocktail event the night before, you’ll get a sneak preview at the watches and a chance to rub shoulders with the industry’s elite, including our good friends at WatchAnish.
For more information please visit the WatchTime New York website.
Wind Up New York City 2015
What: The world’s first affordable watch fair, Wind Up New York City will feature 19 brands offering high quality, pocket-book friendly watches.
When: October 23rd – 25th
Where: 101 Wooster Street, between Prince and Spring, New York, NY
How much: Free!
If you haven’t already checked out what the talented guys over at wornandwound.com are doing, than quite frankly you’re missing out. Recognizing a gap in the market for high quality reviews of the myriad of affordable timepieces out there a new site was born and has been growing steadily ever since. The watches reviewed range from a few hundred all the way up to a few thousand dollars and feature a mixture of quartz and mechanical movements. Given all the positive feedback W&W has received, its founders decided it was time to bring the watches to the people en masse, and so the idea Wind Up New York City was born.
In total 19 brands will be exhibiting (including the W&W guys themselves) and there will be something for just about everyone, including names we know and love like Oris, Autodromo and Stowa to others that we’ve never heard of, such as Aevig and Sablier. Even London-based Christopher Ward will be making their first ever appearance in New York City, and to celebrate they are giving the first 500 visitors to their stand a $100 voucher to spend during the event (although it is valid up until the 24th of December). A number of the other brands on show will also be offering special giveaways to attendees. All in all it promises to be a very different experience from WatchTime New York but certainly a no less enjoyable one.
For more information please visit the Worn&Wound website.