By Michelle Graff
WatchTime New York, a showcase of luxury timepieces for watch lovers, launched in 2015. The third installation of the show is scheduled to take place this fall at Gotham Hall in New York.
New York--WatchTime New York, a showcase of high-end timepieces aimed at watch lovers, is returning to Gotham Hall for the third year.

The 2017 edition of WatchTime is scheduled to take place Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. The event is open to the public.

A production of WatchTime magazine in partnership with Afar, Phillips--the watch auction house that works in partnership with Bacs & Russo and recently sold the record-setting Bao Dai, Swiss airlines and Wolf, the event begins with a cocktail party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

There, attendees will get the chance to meet watch VIPs and executives, and hear from WatchTime magazine Editor-at-Large Joe Thompson as well as Anish Bhatt, the man behind the Watch Anish Instagram account and online luxury lifestyle publication

Saturday will be an all-day event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attendees will be able to visit with the different exhibitors, shop and hear presentations on topics including vintage collecting and the history of dive watches. There also will be book signings from authors like journalist Roberta Naas, who will be autographing copies of “Jewels of Time.”

Brands scheduled to exhibit at WatchTime 2017 include Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Blancpain, Grand Seiko and Bell & Ross.

Tickets are $119 for those who want to attend both the Friday cocktail party and the full-day event on Saturday, and $39 for those who just want to come on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at

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