New York’s WatchTime has hailed its annual event as another major success following the conclusion of the two-day exhibition, which welcomed more than 1,600 attendees through its doors.
The event, which ran from October 25 – 26 at Gotham Hall in the city, hosted participants from 37 of the watch world’s most iconic brands, who showed off their wares to visitors from all over the US.
WatchTime also celebrated its fifth anniversary, which coincided with WatchTime Magazine’s 20th anniversary.
WatchTime presented the annual event with additional support from the 2019 official retail partner, Watches of Switzerland, along with partners Four Roses bourbon, WindUp Watch Fair, and WatchBox.
Kicking off the two days was a glamorous cocktail party on the Friday evening, where brand CEOs, presidents and watch enthusiasts rubbed shoulders.
Saturday marked the start of the exhibition, which brands such as Omega, Breguet, Grand Seiko, Blancpain, Bell & Ross, A.Lange & Söhne, and G-Shock, among others, each offering hands-on experiences with their latest and greatest timepieces.
Event attendees also flocked to attend panels, presentations, and events throughout the two days, with panels and presentations from a cross section of industry experts, enthusiasts, and collectors.
“It’s a big year for WatchTime New York, as we celebrate both the five-year anniversary of the show and the twentieth anniversary of WatchTime Magazine,” said Sara Orlando, WatchTime Publisher. “Each year, the event gets bigger and better, with more attendees and more brands participating. This proves what we’ve known all along: that the United States, which is one of the world’s leading watch markets, needs and deserves a major luxury watch show that is open to the public, and we’re proud to fit that niche with WatchTime New York.”