FROM LEFT: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Tourbillon; take an inside look at the world of watches at TimeCrafters
Those who love timepieces, covet art, or possess a keen interest in things mechanical and beautiful can experience them firsthand during the two-day TimeCrafters event on September 14 and 15. With more than 20 top brands exhibiting at the museum-like show, visitors will have the opportunity to see the newest innovations and talk to watchmakers, designers, and executives, many of whom travel from Switzerland expressly for this event. “This year’s TimeCrafters show will surprise and delight timepiece aficionados and collectors,” says Isabelle Boudringhin, general manager of Editions Temps International. “New Yorkers have the opportunity to see some of the best watch brands in the world on display, many of which are offering one-of-akind experiences and exhibits.”
Girard-Perregaux, for instance, is bringing in world-famous watchmaker Dominique Loiseau, creator of one of the most complicated automatic watches in the world, with eight patents on the movement, to talk with consumers about his work and demonstrate the fine art of haute horology. TAG Heuer is presenting the never-before-seen (by the American public) MikrotourbillonS, and Breguet is bringing in Queen of Naples watches, inspired by this historic figure, as well as some ultra complications.
The event will also feature interactive exhibits on the history of timepieces, as well as demonstrations by master-class watchmakers, gem setters, enamellers, engravers, and other artisans. Additionally, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH will present an interactive exhibition titled Think Time—Think Swiss Excellence, which will provide insight into the multifaceted nature of the Swiss watchmaking industry, both past and present.