WatchAnish x WatchTime New York 2016 Edition
Many of you will remember last year’s exhibition that we have hosted in New York together with WatchTime. We’re very glad to tell you that it’s now officially become a tradition, and this year’s fair was even more successful than the very first one. Just about a month ago we have teamed up with WatchTime for the second time to put together an event for watch nerds and collectors like ourselves, for the second time, and we enjoyed every second of it!
We’ve partnered with some of our favourite brands like A. Lange & Sohne, Bell & Ross, Harry Winston, JLC, Jaquet Droz, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, MB&F, and this list could go on and on. But the point is – we have gathered a group of the most sophisticated horological luxury brands under one roof. And the atmosphere was nothing short of amazing.
Day 1 of the event was scheduled to be the more formal one, with VIP guests gathering together along with my team and the WatchTime crew. Needless to say – we kept the group wristshot tradition going…
Day 2 was when Gotham Hall was pretty much filled with guests, media and brand representatives. People who came for the more popular brands have discovered some of the world’s best independent watchmakers and the ones who came to see novelties for the very first time got to try all the watches they liked on the wrist and contact brands and their NYC-based retailers directly.
It wouldn’t be a watch fair if we didn’t talk watches. So together with WatchTime’s editor in chief Joe Thompson we have hosted a Q&A session for the public and media.
After the fair was over we had already started planning our next event with WatchTime in Miami. More about that later this week…
Photography by Petro Onysko