Here’s What You Need to Know About New Watch Show HorologiCon
There’s a new watch show in town—and it’s patterned after buzzy global multi-genre entertainment and comic book event Comic Con.
HorologiCon, a new showcase for high-end watches, will debut Sept. 6–8 at the River Pavilion at New York City’s Javits Center.
It was designed to be an “inclusive” watch show—open to both consumers and the trade—and a spate of very in-demand watch brands, including Grand Seiko, Oris, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Farer, Fiona Krüger Timepieces, and Watches of Switzerland, have already signed on as exhibitors.
“Comic Con consolidated and united the passions of comic enthusiasts around the globe,” event founder Dan Read tells JCK. “The passion for watchmaking runs similarly deep, and we see a big opportunity to unite horology lovers, no matter what stage of enthusiast they may be.”…read more
From 6 to 8 September, at the River Pavillion of the Javits Center in New York, HorologiCon will be inaugurated: three days dedicated to the global watchmaking community through a live interaction. A new format compared to the concept of a normal watch fair, which has the intent to offer brands, dealers of vintage, to collectors, to consumers and to the curious in general a series of individual and engaging experiences to feed a collective passion. With an opportunity for involvement and comparison on a large scale. The idea is to promote initiatives and experiences based on the heritage of every brand and on craftsmanship, acting as an interactive platform to create a real and lasting connection between brands and consumers. HorologiCon, founded by the entrepreneur as well as watch enthusiast Dan Guru, will take place in collaboration with Clarion UK, one of the leading organizers of events worldwide. During the three days, the participants will have the opportunity to visualize, learn and interface with key players in the sector watchmaking, through routes with specially designed contents, presentations and networking events, in a mutual exchange of knowledge for the public and with a totally new market opportunity for brands…see article
New York’s HorologiCon promises to drag watch shows into the modern era
New York will host a brand new watch event in September when the first Horologicon opens its doors to collectors, enthusiasts and industry executives.
It is being described as a consumer festival of watches and horology, and has already received support from Grand Seiko, Oris, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Farer Universal, Fiona Krüger Timepieces, and Watches of Switzerland, according to the show’s organizer…read more
HorologiCon Watch Show Set for September!
HorologiCon, a new watch show, touted as “The Consumer Festival of Watches & Horology,” is slated for September 6 to 8, 2019, at the River Pavilion at the Javits Center in New York City. This multi-layered event will offer watch and accessory brands, vintage dealers, horological connoisseurs and the general consumers a variety of experiences intended to “fan a collective passion.” Led by events guru and avid watch enthusiast Dan Read, alongside Clarion UX, the three-day event will not only cater to the current watch community, but will “inclusively engage a vastly large, new audience who don’t yet know the way in,” according to organizers…read more
It’s not a pros and cons list – it’s the Horologicon!
This is a bit outside the realm of our normal coverage, but we thought it would be of interest to our readers – especially those in the New York area – so we thought we’d pass the word along.
On one hand, yeah, this is just another watch trade show. Unlike those that commonly take place over in Switzerland, this one is taking place right here in New York (at the Javits Center) September 6-8th, 2019. This is the first one they’ve got planned, with London (2020) and Singapore (2021) on the books…read more