Watch and Brand News WatchTime New York



Govberg OnTime is excited to announce that coming soon, you’ll find the integration of WatchTime to our app feed. WatchTime is an award-luxury watch media platform based in New York City.  They are one of the leading watch magazines globally and have won numerous awards for their print and digital productions.  WatchTime publisher, Sara Orlando, says, “We are excited to work with Govberg Jewelers to bring WatchTime’s digital content to their OnTime app audience.”

Luxury Watch Event

In addition to WatchTime being available soon on the OnTime app, we are excited to announce a sponsorship for the WatchTime New York event, taking place in New York on October 23rd and 24th.  This luxury watch show brings some of the top brands to an exclusive event in the United States. Some of the brands include Ball, Bell & Ross, FP Journe, Nomos Glashutte, and Ulysse Nardin in addition to many others.

If you’re in the New York vicinity and looking for something fun to do this weekend, WatchTime New York is the place to be. The opening cocktail reception on Friday evening will introduce you to watch manufacturers, collectors and industry experts.  The full day event on Saturday, will feature brand presentations and special Q&A sessions. Govberg Jewelers has teamed up with WatchTime to bring you an exclusive discount code for tickets, use Govberg, when you checkout.

Presentations & Personalities

WatchTime Speakers

Joe Thompson

The editor-in-chief of WatchTime magazine, Joe Thompson has written about watches and the global watch market for 38 years.  As a frequent visitor to watch production centers in both Europe and Asia, he specializes in in-depth analytical articles on watches and the watch industry.

He is frequently consulted by other media outlets and has been quoted in dozens of publications around the globe including Forbes,, Sports Illustrated and Switzerland’s Neue Zuricher Zeitung.  In addition he has written articles about watches for Golf Digest and Bilanz, Switzerland’s top business magazine.

Watch Anish

Internationally renowned Instagram personality and luxury expert, Anish Bhatt, will be speaking both Friday night and Saturday afternoon.  He has over 1.4 million followers on his Instagram channel, @WatchAnish.  He is the founder and CEO of Lion Luxe Media and, a leading luxury lifestyle media website.  He has spent several years working as a brnd consultant in the fashion industry before starting his online luxury lifestyle publication.

Anish aimed to create eye catching imagery and published them on Instagram, quickly gaining a loyal following of non-traditional watch enthusiasts and the new generation of young entrepreneurs.  WatchAnish now has offices in both New York and Geneva.  Anish consults to many high-end luxury watch and fashion brands in addition to giving presentations about the importance of social media and growing an engaged community of followers.

Jeff Kingston

As one of the world’s foremost watch collectors, lecturers and historians, Jeff Kingston also writes, produces and directs original educational content for international watch houses.  He has partnered with prestigious houses, including Breguet, Montblanc, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Audemars Piguet and many others.

Jeff now tours around the globe presenting some of the top innovations revealed at Basel to bring them to other watch aficionados. Jeff first partnered with WatchTime over ten years ago in San Francisco and now speaks to audiences in over five cities and around the globe.



Location: Gotham Hall | 1356 Broadway New York, NY (between 36th and 37th Street) 212-582-7940

Planning on attending? Use code Govberg to receive a discount on ticket purchases!

Friday, October 23, 2015 Cocktail Party | Space is Limited

First chance to meet watch VIP’s and executives, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served and included in ticket price. Presentations by Joe Thompson, Watch Anish and others. Allows re-entry to Saturday events as well.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 Full-Day Event

Stay all day! Browse, mingle and shop. Brand and VIP presentations will be scheduled throughout the day!

Saturday Brand and VIP Presentations

  • 11:30am – 12:15pm – Joe Thompson’s presentation
  • 4pm: Watches & Whiskey with Watch Anish
  • 5pm – 6:30pm – Jeff Kingston’s presentation

Space is limited Email WatchTime to reserve your place. No dinner served. Valid with purchase of Friday or Saturday ticket


About Emily Smith
Newbie to watches but a quick learner. She loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. Her watches of choice right now are her vintage Omega Ladymatic that is a mere 19mm and her newest addition, a 1973 Rolex Oyster with a navy dial. While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.

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