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WatchFest, Australia’s Leading Watch Event Returns to Sydney in November

Australia’s largest watch and horology convention is returning to Sydney, with WatchFest 4 officially hitting The Rocks in November. The latest iteration of the event will bring collectors and fans face-to-face with some of the biggest names in watchmaking, along with the very people behind the brands. Best of all, the Watch Crawl is also returning, promising to deliver an unforgettable journey through the archives and into the future of fine craftsmanship.

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Display at WatchFest 2021 | Image: WatchFest/Facebook

For the uninitiated, WatchFest marks an annual celebration of all things horology, taking attendees through the novelties and innovations driving the industry forward. From stunning one-off pieces to guest seminars and panel discussions, the three-day event will satiate even the most fervent watch fan’s appetite for horology. The event kicks off with an opening night party hosted by the OMEGA and Roger Dubuis boutiques on 10 November that introduces attendees to the new releases on display this year.

Taking place just a few days later on November 16, the Watch Crawl sees attendees snake their way around the historic high-street stores of The Rocks, taking in the very best the fabled region has to offer while enjoying unprecedented access to some of the country’s best watch retailers.

On Saturday, November 18, guests are invited to attend the main conference day held inside the State Library of NSW. A soiree that celebrates the people behind the brands, the conference will connect watch fans with professionals, providing a rare opportunity to develop relationships outside the retail space.

Among those appearing at the conference, you’ll find Longines, Oris, Seven Friday, Seiko and many more, not to mention a few sneaky surprises thrown in for good measure. Later that evening, the week of festivities will conclude with a closing reception dinner at The Castlereagh by Fassnidge. WatchFest 2023 returns to Sydney from November 10 until November 18 with tickets currently available. You can check out more information via the link below.

What: WatchFest 2023
When: November 10-18, 2022
Where: The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Price: From $30.00-$59.99

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Display at WatchFest 2021 | Image: WatchFest/Facebook
Display at WatchFest 2019 | Image: WatchFest/Facebook

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