The Watchmakers Club Summer Spectacular
It’s been over six months since the Watchmaker’s Club Evening rolled into town last and you might be expecting another few for it’s annual return. Well, while other events may be taking a break this year, we’re doing the opposite. So, join us next month for the much-anticipated summer edition of the Watchmaker’s Club Evening – now bigger and better than ever!
This year we’re holding things about as central as we can get, covering two floors in the heart of the inimitable Covent Garden. Rather than a restaurant we’ve opted for a gallery space, though the format hasn’t changed. It’s still a display case-free environment where you can come and feel the watches on your wrist as their makers intended. Just like before doors will open at 3 and close at 10.30. Drinks will start at 6, so don’t worry about getting there early to fill your hollow leg with beer.
So what is new? Well, the brands for a start. We’ve upped the number thanks to the additional space offered and, as the club itself is expanding more inevitably than Hawking’s model of the universe, we’re welcoming some new blood to the show.
Few independent watchmakers can touch Louis Moinet when it comes to inventiveness and finishing and the WMC will be the first UK showing of their shiny new Transcontinental. In typical LM fashion, it’s like nothing you’ll have tried on before. It’s more pared-back than their astrologically-inclined models but then that’s not saying much.
A little more down to Earth, Meistersinger will be bringing along the new DLC Metris models, including a special yellow-dialled number you’ll never find in their actual catalogue. It’s not even really official, just built on a whim which is a shame – it’s one of their coolest models to date.
HYT will also be showing off their unique, bellows-powered hydromechanical pieces at the event for the first time. If you’ve never tried one on before, this is a perfect opportunity to try one of the most striking timepieces on the market. Divisive? Yes. Cool? Damn right.
Then of course there’s the club’s old guard. The Norse watch gods at GoS will be showcasing their latest lume-dialled Sarek Sunset (and hopefully the cool blue Glacier too), while Garrick will likely be literally shouting about the new dials on their S2.
Since they had such a good time last back in November, Faberge are back again, this time with another GPHG shortlister in the form of the Chronograph Dynamique. For the German contingent, Moritz Grossman are presenting the latest expansions to the Benu and Atum lines with the Cornerstone and GMT models respectively.
Then there’s the club stalwart, Andreas Strehler who’s worth a visit all by himself. This year is no different as it’s a rare opportunity to see how one of the world’s finest tourbillons feels on your wrist. Spoiler: very, very nice.
However, not only are there more brands than ever (a grand total of 18, full list below), but we now have two photo areas for all you obsessive Instagrammers out there and we even have a bit of hands-on watchmaking with the International Watch Seminar.
Unfortunately, great as this all sounds, if you’ve not gotten a ticket yet then I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. You see, there are no more places at the event. We sold out almost instantly but fear not, we’re already planning our November event!
6a Langley Street
WC2H 9JA London
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 from 15:00 to 23:00 (BST)
The following brands will be in attendance:
- Andreas Strehler
- Armin Strom
- Dornblüth & Sohn
- International Watch Seminar
- Louis Moinet
- Moritz Grossmann
- Schwarz Etienne