For Immediate Release

WatchTime New York Ends Seventh Year on High with 32 Brands and Over 1,900 Attendees


New York (October 23, 2022) – Preeminent luxury watch collector show WatchTime New York welcomed over 1,900 attendees to Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan from October 21-23. The three-day event offered the rare chance to browse the latest timepieces from 32 watch brands and interact with the makers and movers that shape the booming luxury watch industry today.

Now the anchor of New York City’s unofficial watch week, the upscale show has become a staple of New York City’s fall event calendar and one of the world’s most unique collector-driven luxury events. “Whether you’re a newbie enthusiast or an established collector looking to discover new brands or meet your watchmaking idols,” says Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime Magazine, “WatchTime New York offers that rare opportunity to gather the watch community and geek out on all things watchmaking.” 

Hundreds of collectors turned out for the sold-out cocktail opening night event on Friday, October 21. Doors opened and ushered guests into the show floor where 32 brands presented their latest timepieces to the well-heeled attendees. Event sponsor and renowned Fifth Avenue retailer Wempe also served up custom cocktails, while A. Lange & Söhne took over the mezzanine lounge. Guests were also treated to a world-first look at the new Bell & Ross BR X5, revealed live in a dramatic unveiling by CEO Carlos Rosillo. Well known faces from the Manhattan fashion scene were also spotted trying on timepieces, including Simon Gold, Olga Ferrara, and Katya Tolstova.

The 32 brand exhibitors this year also included Arnold & Son, Blancpain, Breguet, Bremont, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer, G-Shock, Massena Lab, MB&F, Montblanc, Oris, Parmigiani Fleurier, Seiko, Voutilainen, among others. 

Many other industry executives made appearances on the WatchTime New York show floor and throughout the Saturday and Sunday panels, including Max Büsser of MB&F, Kari Voutilainen of Voutilainen, William Massena of Massena Lab, Christine Hutter of Moritz Grossmann, Xavier de Roquemaurel of Czapek, Rolf Studer (Co-CEO Oris SA), Rudy Chavez of A. Lange & Söhne, Roland Murphy of RGM, and Giles English of Bremont.

The crowd returned Saturday and Sunday for a full day of browsing and informative panels, including “What Does is Mean to be an Indie Today?” and an Executives Roundtable, both moderated by renowned collector and consultant Jeff Kingston, the annual “State of the Industry” round table moderated by Roger Ruegger, and “Engaging a New Generation of Collectors” moderated by Jason Gong, Founder of collector group Complecto. Expert panelists included independent watchmaker Vianney Halter, Silas Walton, Founder of A Collected Man, and Perri Dash, Store Director of Watches of Switzerland, among others.

On Saturday and Sunday, guests also enjoyed glasses of Grand Cellier, an exquisite Grower Champagne from Vilmart & Cie, compliments of sponsor Skurnik Wines and Spirits, and best-in-class whiskey tastings from The Macallan.

Many exhibiting brands brought their latest timepieces, some revealed only days before the event, and other never before seen in the United States. New and notable timepieces on display included but were not limited to the Bell & Ross BR- X5, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, the Norqain “Wild One”, the G-Shock Flair Red 40th Anniversary, the Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze Cenote, and the Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223. The new Moritz Grossman Atom Moore 37 Silver Plated by Friction Limited Edition was also on site, as well as the Bremont Supernova H1 Collection, the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 3SPCK, the Glashütte Original SeaQ Chronograph, the MB&F LM Split Escapement EVO, and the Greubel Forsey Balancier GMT. Arnold & Son presented the GPHG nominated Luna Magna Platinum and HYT brought its latest models fresh from their Geneva debuts.

“WatchTime New York was born out of a vision to unite the global watch community, bringing brands, collectors, and enthusiasts together in a single engaging forum,” says Sara Orlando, Publisher of WatchTime New York. “Seven years on, we are proud that our unique formula continues to resonate and that WatchTime New York has grown to become one of the watch community’s most anticipated annual happenings and one of New York City’s signature recurring events.”

2022 Watch Brand Exhibitors

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About WatchTime: WatchTime is an award-winning luxury watch media platform based in New York City, and a founding member of the Watch Experts Excellence Network. WatchTime’s watch magazine products reach a monthly audience of almost 800,000 watch collectors. WatchTime is the most successful watch magazine in North America and one of the leading watch magazines globally. For more information, please visit:

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