WatchTime New York is one of New York City’s (and indeed, the watch world at large’s) most enjoyable events: it’s not an industry trade show, and it’s not a private party, but rather it’s a chance for the watch-buying public at charge to mingle with over 30 brands, speak with editors, attend panels, and, of course, to try on new timepieces, all hosted by one of the watch industry’s leading publications.
This year, WatchTime New York is happening October 26th and 27th at Gotham Hall, and Gear Patrol is an official sponsor, which means you, dear reader, get $10 off the general admission price of $39 for the full-day event on the 27th by using the code “GEARPATROL.” What’s more, Gear Patrol is sponsoring a special panel at 4:00pm on 10/27 called An American Movement, moderated by Logan Baker, WatchTime Editor, and Oren Hartov, Gear Patrol Assistant Editor. We’ll be speaking with the founders of Brew Watch Co, Oak and Oscar and Monta about the state of American watchmaking, and what it takes to found a new watch company in today’s landscape.
Several brands will be debuting new products at the show, including:
RGM William Penn
The Details: American watch brand RGM will debut its William Penn Model to the public for the first time at WatchTime New York in a 10-piece limited edition with a new old-stock case (Swiss-made) and American-made dial and hands.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One
The Details: Traditional Swiss watch manufacturer Jaquet Droz will present its first-ever skeletonized timepiece, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One brings a new clarity and diversity to Jaquet Droz’s elegant collections. The brand will also bring its world-renowned minute repeaters, automaton timepieces whose delicate songbirds and butterflies are known to chime and move on the wrist at the push of a button.
Roman Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Natural Titanium
The Details: In an exclusive global launch for WatchTime New York, renowned engineer and watch designer Romain Gauthier will present his Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Natural Titanium timepiece. This oven-fired, black enamel watch’s signature feature is its bidirectional 22-karat gold micro-rotor, which is visible both from the dial side and from the back.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
October 26, 2018 Cocktail Party
5:30 – 8:30pm
Ticket Price: $129
First chance to meet watch VIP’s and executives.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served and included in ticket price.
Meet industry executives, WatchTime editors and Watch Industry VIPs.
Allows re-entry to Saturday events as well.
October 27, 2018 Full-Day Event
11am – 5pm
Ticket Price: $39 ($10 off this price with code GEARPATROL by clicking here and using the code “GEARPATROL”)
Come and stay all day! Browse, mingle & shop.
Brand and VIP presentations will be scheduled throughout the day:
2018’s Saturday Seminar Schedule:
10:30 am: Meet Independent Watchmaking Stars AkriviA, Fiona Krüger, Greubel Forsey, Kari Voutilainen, Romain Gauthier, RGM
11:30 am: Jeff Kingston Watch Tour
12:30 pm: The Future of Watch Collecting – Panel Discussion
Jeremy Roizin (Watch Anish)
Davide Cerrato (Montblanc)
Giles English (Bremont)
Tirath Kamdar (True Facet)
Reginald Brack (The NPD Group)
Rudy Albers (Wempe)
moderated by Roger Ruegger, WatchTime Editor-in-Chief
2:00 pm: Jeff Kingston Presents Inside Basel Geneva
4:00 pm: An American Movement – sponsored by Gear Patrol
Featuring: Brew Watch Co, Oak and Oscar and Monta
Moderated by Logan Baker, WatchTime Editor, and Oren Hartov, Gear Patrol Assistant Editor