Sunday, November 6, 2016

WatchTime Magazine NYC Annual Watch Event 2016

WatchTime Magazine NYC 
Annual Watch Event 2016

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Gotham Hall

On October 14th and 15th in NYC, watch lovers, collectors, and influencers were treated to two days of food, cocktails, and over 20 of the leading watch brands.  Gotham Hall opened its grand doors to brands such as MB&F, Omega, JLC, and Vacheron Constantin to name a few to give watch lovers a first-hand look at upcoming and unreleased watches.  

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CoG chatting with brand experts

The first night was a limited engagement for VIPs that included cocktails, dinner, and a private showcase of all the brands.  VIPs were welcomed by luminaries, executives, and experts including Roger Ruegger (WatchTime Editor-in-Chief), company CEOs, Watch Anish (social influencer), and leading collector Jeff Kingston.  There is an indescribable aura when you're able to speak one-on-one with the brand creator or the industry leaders that are able to move the watch landscape with a simple mention or whisper.  

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Watch talk with Jeff Kingston (leading collector)

The second night was open to all guests, but still kept the intimate feel of the VIP night.  Once again all brands were on hand to showcase their latest creations along with some reveals that surprised many.  Guests were treated to a personal watch tour with Jeff Kingston and got to dive inside the mind of one the world's leading collectors and brand consultants.  Small talks were held by experts and influencers to discuss the watch landscape, history of the dive watch, and other select topics.  Whether it was technical watch talk or simply admiring your favorite brands, WatchTime Magazine's Annual watch event had something for everyone.

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Industry leaders (from left to right): Bill McCuddy (reporter), Watch Anish (social influencer),
Nicholas Mansousas (CEO Firehouse Horology),
Michael Friedman (AP historian), Jeff Kingston (not pictured)

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Aaron Sigmond (Author of Drive Time) and Sung Kang (Actor)

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MB&F LM Perpetual

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Omega Planet Oceans

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Gotham Hall

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Breguet
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