WatchTime New York will return to Midtown Manhattan for its fifth year this October, in what is set to be the biggest edition of the show yet.
The luxury wristwatch exhibition will take place from October 25-26, with a record 37 watch brands participating.
The show promises an “immersive and luxurious experience” that aims to unite brands and enthusiasts in a hands on and social event.
The show begins with a cocktail party on Friday October 25, with guests are given the first look at the timepieces on display, including made-in-America timepieces, one-of-a-kind wristwatches, limited-edition models, and million-dollar watches from a range of big name brands.
There is also the chance to network with up and coming watchmakers, brand founders and a host of other big names from the industry.
On Saturday the show continues with a full day of expert talks that analyze trending topics in the watch world.
The schedule includes: The Chronograph 101 (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.), The Golden Age of Watchmaking: Past or Present? hosted by noted collector and consultant Jeff Kingston (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.), and What Makes Young Collectors Tick, hosted by WatchTime Editor Logan Baker: (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Jeff Kingston will also host a talk and tour of the latest novelties, including watches never seen before in the United States.
Roger Ruegger, the editor-in-chief of WatchTime, said: “Our goal with WatchTime New York has always been to take the energy and educational content from the WatchTime multimedia channels and magazine pages and translate it into a meaningful, real-life experience for our network of collectors.
“We want the magazine to come to life for the attendees and make sure they walk away with memorable experiences…and maybe even a new watch!”
Sara Orlando, the magazine’s publisher, added: “We are looking forward to another banner year at WatchTime New York, as year after year we see more attendees and more brands signing on than ever before.
“The WatchTime team is proud that the event has become an institution for the industry, for collectors, and for the city of New York, and we can’t wait to see what year five will bring.”
Friday ticket admission ($150) includes full-day Saturday entry, and Saturday-only tickets are also available ($50).