Options New York makes its triumphant return as a reside, in-person occasion beginning tonight, uniting collectors, lovers, and 28 registered watch manufacturers below Gotham Corridor’s famed rotunda in Midtown Manhattan after a 12 months’s hiatus. The sixth version of the present, produced by Options and introduced in partnership with cocktail-party sponsor Tourneau | Bucherer and BMW, has expanded from two days to a few; tonight’s opening cocktail get together is bought out however the present is open to paid attendees on Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24, 2021.
The longer occasion format was designed to encourage ample house for social distancing, whereas additionally increasing on the present’s in style panel dialogue sequence, that includes notable collectors, designers, model executives, and different main figures from the watch world. This 12 months for the primary time, admission for every day of Options New York shall be ticketed individually to permit individuals to construct their Options New York itinerary of alternative.
The present has lengthy fostered dialogue, face-to-face connections, and hands-on experiences for the watch group, one thing that Options New York present organizers and editors realized their viewers wants now greater than ever. “Curiosity in Options New York is at an all-time excessive,” mentioned Sara Orlando, Options Writer. “We’re so excited to journey this uptick in curiosity and at last reunite.” Orlando can even characteristic within the occasion’s first devoted panel about girls’s watches, led by and that includes an all-female panel, scheduled for Saturday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m.
Options Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger: “Our followers, collectors, and watch manufacturers are desperately asking to get again to regular and meet in particular person. Fortunately, this isn’t 2020, and we all know find out how to stick with it safely with the fitting pointers in place to make sure the well being and luxury of all Options New York present attendees and individuals so we will all get again to doing what we love: getting collectively and speaking about watches.”
Manufacturers, too, are excited to return to Options New York. Taking part manufacturers this 12 months embody A. Lange & Söhne, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Bovet, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chopard, Czapek, De Bethune, G-Shock, Glashütte Unique, Grand Seiko, Greubel Forsey, Jaquet Droz, Laurent Ferrier, L. Leroy, Massena LAB, MB&F, MeisterSinger, Montblanc, Norqain, Oris, Seiko, Vulcain, and Zenith. As well as, from its inception, the present has served as a key staging floor for launching new horological merchandise to the world. Many manufacturers will observe this custom and can unveil unique limited-edition watches to the world for the very first time, reside from the Options New York present flooring.
Options New York will observe present New York Metropolis and CDC pointers to make sure the well being and luxury of all occasion individuals by asking that every one company present proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry. For individuals who can’t attend Options New York this 12 months in-person, however who nonetheless wish to participate within the vitality and pleasure of the occasion, Options will document the panel discussions and current them on its on-line and social media platforms. Moreover, Options’s Roger Ruegger and Mark Bernardo will host the month-to-month TimeOut session through Zoom on Sunday, October 24; registration right here.
For extra particulars and to buy tickets, go to watchtimeevents.com.