WatchTime Paris 2022 ended this Sunday with more than 1,900 watch collectors, enthusiasts and industry figures gathering at the city’s famous Gotham Hall. More than 30 brands showcased at America’s largest public watch event from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23. The event was produced by Watchtime and presented in partnership with sponsors Wempe, The Macallan and champagne Vilmart & Cie.
The seventh edition of WatchTime New York kicked off on Friday, October 21 with hundreds of collectors attending a sold-out cocktail party that included the launch of a new mezzanine lounge presented by A. Lange & Söhne. Fifth Avenue retailer Wempe served a signature Wempe Mule cocktail and Bell & Ross CEO Carlos Rosillo introduced the all-new BR X5 watch as guests and industry figures mingled. Among the personalities present were Max Büsser from MB&F, Kari Voutilainen from Voutilainen, William Massena from Massena Lab, Christine Hutter from Moritz Grossmann, Xavier de Roquemaurel from Czapek, Rolf Studer (Co-CEO Oris SA), Rudy Chavez from A. Lange & Söhne, Roland Murphy of RGM and Giles English of Bremont. Other notable members of the New York fashion scene Simon Gold, Olga Ferrara and Katya Tolstova were also present.
More than 30 brands on display including Arnold & Son, Blancpain, Breguet, Bremont, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer, G-Shock, Massena Lab, MB&F, Montblanc, Oris, Parmigiani Fleurier, Seiko, Voutilainen, among others. As in previous years, the panels drew crowds that filled the room. This year, panelists such as Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, Max Büsser from MB&F, Carlos Rossillo from Bell & Ross and Giles English from Bremont took part in panels covering topics such as “The State of the Watch Industry” by the editor of WatchTime. Roger Ruegger and an executive roundtable by veteran moderator Jeff Kingston.
“Whether you’re a beginner enthusiast or a seasoned collector looking to discover new brands or meet your watch idols,” says Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime Magazine, “WatchTime New York offers this rare opportunity to bring together the watch community and geek on everything related to watchmaking.
New or recently released watches were presented for the first time to American collectors such as Bell & Ross BR-X5, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, Norqain “Wild One”, G-Shock Flair Red 40th Anniversary, the Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze Cenote, and the Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223, the Moritz Grossman Atom Moore 37 Silver Plated collaboration by Friction Limited Edition, the Bremont Supernova H1 Collection, the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 3SPCK, the Glashütte Original SeaQ Chronograph , the MB&F LM Split Escapement EVO, the Greubel Forsey Balancier GMT, as well as the GPHG-nominated Luna Magna Platinum from Arnold & Son.
WatchTime Editor Sara Orlando said, “WatchTime New York was born out of a vision to unite the global watch community, bringing together brands, collectors and enthusiasts in one engaging forum… Seven years later, we are proud that our unique formula continues to resonate. and that WatchTime New York has become one of the watch community’s most anticipated annual events and one of New York City’s iconic recurring events.