30 Watch Brands Will Present or Debut Their Latest Watches
to the U.S. Market at Gotham Hall
- Japanese high-end watchmaker Grand Seiko will unveil 3 versions of the new Grand Seiko U.S. Exclusive Limited Editionto the world at the WatchTime New York Show, including 950 platinum, 18k rose gold, or stainless-steel. Each dial features a traditional Japanese painting technique called Kira-zuri (which translates to “sparkling painting”), best known as a technique used to create Kabuki theater backgrounds.
2. For the WatchTime New York event, Raymond Weilwill unveil a new version of the Calibre RW1212 Skeleton as part of the Freelancer collection with a “titanium-colored steel” case and an NAC anthracite treatment on the skeletonized baseplates.
- In an exclusive global launch for WatchTime New York, renowned engineer and watch designer Romain Gauthierwill present his 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.
4. 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), American-made dial, and hands.
- Vacheron Constantin brings its Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine to the United States for the first time since its debut at SIHH. Limited to just 100 pieces, nearly every element of this timepiece is crafted in platinum, from case to dial to buckle.
- Czapek & Cie. debuts its first-ever chronograph, the Faubourg de Cracovie Dioné & Rhea. The newly revitalized brand, which once catered to Parisian greats like Napoleon III, brings its third collection to Gotham Hall for all to see.
- Jaquet Droz will present its first-ever skeletonized timepiece, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One, which brings a new sense of 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.
- WatchTime New York attendees can get a closer look at Bremont’s new Bremont U-2/51-JET watch, worn by Tom Hardy in the recently-released Venom (ital) film. The black-on-black watch, affiliated with the British Royal Air Force, suits Hardy’s dark character with a sleek, military-inspired profile.
- In a rare treat for the United States, WatchTime New York attendees will get the chance to meet and greet watchmaking star Fiona Krüger, one of the few well-known female watch designers in the industry, who first made her name with her iconic skull-inspired watch designs.
De Bethune will bring its GPHG-nominated DB25 Starry Varius, a highly coveted astronomical timepiece whose gilded Milky Way constellation dial may be oriented and customized to the collector’s exact location, even down to the date and time of choice.
• Swiss watchmaking maison Bovet brings its exquisite, celestially inspired Récital 22 “Grand Récital” timepiece to WatchTime New York. Limited to just 60 pieces worldwide, the Grand Récital features a three-dimensional view of Earth from above, hand-painted with otherworldly luminous material that glows in the dark.