The calendar year is riddled with luxury watch events like SIHH and Baselworld. However, over the years plenty of big brands and companies are pulling out of said trade shows. With that said, many people have since turned to smaller, more intimate trade shows and exhibitions, much like WatchTime LA. This was the first time WatchTime made its appearance on the West Coast after spending its time in the east for four years.
WatchTime New York has already established itself to be one of the largest and most significant luxury watch events in the United States. Last year saw a total of 1,400 collectors and 31 brands gathering together at the Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan. Given the magnitude of just how popular WatchTime New York still is, it only makes sense to bring it to Los Angeles as well.
This year’s West Coast edition known as WatchTime LA featured a total of 27 brands as well as 15 independent watchmakers to boot, which include the likes of Zenith, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, MB&F, Greubel Forsey, and even Christophe Claret to name a few.
What makes WatchTime so different from the glitz and glamour of SIHH and Baselworld is that you will see both prestigious Swiss watchmakers rubbing shoulders with independent watch brands, which is rarely seen out in the open. WatchTime LA was a success safe to say with plenty of people coming out to the two-day event that happened during the 3 and 4 May 2019.
Scroll down to check out some of the most prestigious watches that made their appearance at WatchTime LA. This ranges from luxury Swiss watch brands to even your lesser-known independent brands.