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TimeCrafters Draws Patrick Dempsy and Michael Strahan As The Worlds Best Watches Are on Display

TimeCrafters Draws Patrick Dempsy and Michael Strahan As The Worlds Best Watches Are on Display
Patrick Dempsy

Patrick Dempsy

TimeCrafters is the most important and extensive luxury watch show for consumers in America that showcases the quality of craftsmanship amongst the most respected and iconic brands of the horlogerie industry. The show now at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Ave. at 66th) until Sunday will gather watch collectors and enthusiasts to share their passion and stories through education and viewing of the latest collections.

Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan

FRIDAY MAY 13, 2016 (OPEN TO PUBLIC 11AM-6PM)

Time crafters

11:30am to 12:30pm The Art of Craftsmanship on a Dial

Panel presented by Louise Blouin Media

Time crafters

From enameling and engraving to wood marquetry and embroidery, luxury brands are reviving and adapting crafts techniques to create mini works of art for the wrist.

Time crafters

Moderator:

  • Michelle Tay, Deputy Editor of Blouinlifestyle
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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh

Panelists:

  • Cavaliere, Global Brand Manager of Audemars Piguet
  • Christian Selmoni, Artistic Director of Vacheron Constantin
  • Jean-Marc Pontroué, Chief Executive Officer of Roger Dubuis

Time crafters

1:00pm to 2:00pm The Burgeoning Online Subculture of Watch Geeks

Panel presented by The New York Times

Time crafters

The Internet has proved a boon to the watch industry, as younger, trend-conscious consumers flock to watch-centric sites that not only feature news and reviews of the latest achievements in horology, but function as an online clubhouse for the burgeoning subculture of watch geeks.

Time crafters

Moderator:

  • Alex Williams, Style Reporter at The New York Times

Panelists:

  • Eric Yang, Editor in Chief & Founder of Gear Patrol
  • Jack Forster, Managing Editor at Hodinkee

4:00pm to 5:00pm Pilot Watches

Panel presented by Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Time crafters

In ancient as in modern times, horology has accompanied human achievements; Aviation is no exception. How could aviation have developed without navigation? How could these improbable machines have flown over the Channel or crossed vast expanses of ocean without first mastering time?

Presented by:

  • Grégory Gardinetti, Historian in Fine Watchmaking and Culture & Patrimony Manager of FHH

Time crafters

SATURDAY MAY 14, 2016 (OPEN TO PUBLIC 11AM-6PM)

11:30am to 12:30pm The Chronograph: Presented by FHH 

Panel presented by Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Time crafters

An ingenious invention of modern times, the chronograph is present in all walks of life. Discover the fascinating history and functioning of what is still the most popular and desirable watchmaking complication.

Timecrafters

Presented by:

  • Grégory Gardinetti, Historian in Fine Watchmaking and Culture & Patrimony Manager of FHH

1:00pm to 2:00pm Watch and Learn

Panel presented by DuJour

Time crafters

This panel will explore the campaign theme “Every watch has a story” and how these stories – the way luxury timepieces are conceived and constructed – help fuel collector’s passions.

Moderator:

  • Rhonda Riche, Watch Editor at DuJour

Timecrafters

Panelists:

  • Felix Baumgartner, Founding Partner & Master Watchmaker at URWERK
  • Philippe Bonay, North American President of Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Pim Koeslag, Technical Director of Frederique Constant & Alpina, and CEO of Ateliers deMonaco
  • Jean-Marc Pontroué, Chief Executive Officer of Roger Dubuis

Time crafters

4:00pm to 5:00pm Watch Collecting 101: Getting Started

Panel presented by Christie’s

Time crafters

Thanks to a confluence of factors, watch collecting is one of the largest and fastest-growing hobbies in the world. Come listen to a panel of notable individuals and collectors discuss what advice they would have for those beginning a watch collection.

Timecrafters

Moderator:

  • Eric Wind, Vice President & Senior Watch Specialist at Christie’s

Timecrafters

Panelists:

  • J. J. Redick, Shooting Guard of the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Francesco Bruni, President & Managing Director of The VSA Group
  • Brad Farmerie, Executive Chef of PUBLIC
  • Geoffrey Hess, Former Deputy Mayor of New York

Time crafters

SUNDAY MAY 15, 2016 (OPEN TO PUBLIC 11AM-6PM)

11:30am to 12:30pm Horology, a Child of Astronomy

Panel presented by Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Explore the mysteries of astronomy and its relation to the measurement of time. Following the study of the movements of the Sun, Earth, Moon and the Universe, gain a closer understanding of the astronomical complications of today’s timepieces.

Timecrafters

Presented by:

  • Grégory Gardinetti, Historian in Fine Watchmaking and Culture & Patrimony Manager of FHH

Timecrafters

1:00pm to 2:00pm Watches With Stories: A Conversation About Iconic Watches

Panel presented by Christie’s

Time crafters

Every watch, indeed, has a story. Hear a panel of distinguished individuals tell stories about iconic watches, from watches with timeless designs to watches that have been worn on some of mankind’s greatest adventures.

Timecrafters

Moderator:

  • Eric Wind, Vice President & Senior Watch Specialist at Christie’s

Timecrafters

Panelists:

  • Adam Craniotes, Founder and President of RedBar Group
  • Matthew Hranek, Men’s Style Editor of Conde Nast Traveler
  • Alan Bedwell, Founder of Foundwell
  • Hyla Bauer, Editor-in-Chief of Watch Journal Magazine

Time crafters

2:30pm to 3:30pm CHRONOGRAM: Delving into Watchmaking History

Panel presented by Vacheron Constantin and EPFL+ECAL Lab

Timecrafters

Century-old archives encompass invaluable wealth of information on our history and past but present a challenge in terms of research. Discover how new technologies can help preserve and understand this material heritage, and create a new perception of it through fascinating immersive experience.

Timecrafters

Moderator:

  • Laetitia Wolff, Marketing & Communications Cirector at AIGA, and

Timecrafters

Panelists:

  • Marco Castro, Manager of MediaLab, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Nicolas Henchoz, Director of EPFL+ECAL Lab
  • Julien Marchenoir, Strategy & Heritage Director of watchmaking *Manufacture* Vacheron Constantin
  • Ben Rubin, Director of the Parsons Institute of Information Mapping at the New School in New York City.

Time crafters

4:00pm to 5:00pm Gen Z: Watch Consumers of the Future? 

Presented by Havas Luxe

Teenagers of today are the watch consumers of tomorrow. Gen Z influencers will discuss their spending habits, style preferences and what they look for most in luxury watches and brands.

Timecrafters

Moderator:

  • Thomas Serrano, Founder & President of Havas Luxe

Panelists:

  • Rachel Saunder, Director at Cassandra Report
  • Patrick Finnegan, Gen Z Specialist and Consultant
  • Luka Sabbat, Stylist-entrepreneur and Model
  • Luke Rottman, Founder & Executive Editor of The Watch Adviser
  • Jamie Grimstad, Lifestyle & Fitness Blogger

 

Art

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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