What’s on your wrist? Watchspotting at the DWW Horology Forum New York Edition What’s on your wrist? Watchspotting at the DWW Horology Forum New York Edition

What’s on your wrist? Watchspotting at the DWW Horology Forum New York Edition

Ricardo Sime

This past weekend, Dubai Watch Week bought its Horology Forum to the city of New York. There, over the course of three days, the local watch community was treated to multiple panels, debates, masterclasses in photography and even a few watch clinics. Yet much as this writer enjoyed all the content and experiences, the side of my brain permanently glued to my Nikon camera switched into overdrive. Because the wrist candy on display was just amazing.

So here’s a taste of what those in attendance bought to the Forum.

Hind Seddiqi, Director General of Dubai Watch Week, with a white gold Rolex Day-Date.

Barbara Palumbo, debate moderator, wearing what many would consider a unicorn on this side of the pond, the bespoke Sartory Billard SB04.

Eric Lucido, of marketing agency Gigantem (who partnered with Dubai Watch Week on the Forum), wearing a vintage Zenith Port Royal.

Rikki, Founder of Scottish Watches, wearing the wonderfully colourful Studio Underd0g Watermel0n.

When a Grönefeld Salmon Dial 1941 Principia walks into a room full of collectors and enthusiasts, heads turn.

And they keep turning for this beautiful rose-gold Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain.

Doublewristing was also in force as Jason, founder of Complecto, sported both a green Angelus U53 and a green Accutron Spaceview 2020.

And he wasn’t done. On the last of the Forum, his Tiffany blue Rolex OP made an appearance.

What was even more interesting were the watches of those tasked with watchspotting themselves. Here we have photographer James with his beautiful Ming 20.09 Tourbillon.

Photographer Tiffany Wade blessed us with this LMM-H01 mechanical watch Merci x Hodinkee.

Photographer Paulo Salud with his Doxa Army on what may be a perfectly paired strap.

If you guessed that I was wearing my Grand Seiko SBGM247, you’d be dead right. It was my watch for the event as I switched out the strap daily for a different look.

Lange in the house! Paul was sporting his beautiful A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon

Lex Stolk, of Fratello Watches, with his magnetic resistant Grand Seiko SBGX341.

And finally our very own Zach Blass with his Kurono Tokyo 2020 Anniversary Mori, pairing well with the interesting design of its strap.