Kicking off later this week, Watchfest is Australia’s first watch convention bringing the finest brands, watchmakers and industry experts together for two days of timekeeping goodness. From September 6 – 7, Sydneysiders can see what all the fuss is about without having to fly to Europe for Baselworld.
Watchfest caters to both newcomers and enthusiasts alike. Long-time collectors can check out the latest watches from brands like Omega, Oris, Longines, Girard Perregaux and Bausele. Those new to the world of luxury watches can experience collections from the likes of MeisterSinger, Qlocktwo, REC, Geneva Blue and The Electricianz, to name a few.
The festivities commence Friday night with an exclusive cocktail event at Omega’s Martin Place boutique. The spy-themed night offers drinks and the chance to get up close and personal with Omega’s Seamaster range ahead of its upcoming appearance on the wrist of Hollywood’s favourite secret agent.
Watchfest organisers suggest wearing quality attire as the best dressed “secret agents” will be selected to join master watchmaker “J” on a watchmaking mission. Tickets for Friday night are extremely limited.
On Saturday, September 8, Watchfest kicks into full force at City Tattersalls on Pitt St. Expect watch presentations, discussions and demonstrations with prizes to be won. Light refreshments will also be served throughout the day. Swiss watchmaker Oris will be revealing its masterpiece for 2019 and are launching an Aussie Oris Edition watch during the event.
Attendees can pick up a Watchfest limited edition gift and keep an eye out for “carpe diem” at the Seven Friday booth. Watchfest is also encouraging networking with connect groups for fans of the Moonwatch, Seamaster, women’s watches and watchmakers Seiko and Panerai.
Head over to the Watchfest website linked below for a full rundown of presentations, exhibitions and ticketing info. Watchfest is wholly organised by enthusiasts who encourage anyone and everyone to participate.