Events: Horological Society Of New York Gala and Charity Auction
On April 18, 2018, HSNY will ring in their 152nd year with a grand gala and charity auction.
The Horological Society of New York invites you to celebrate its 152nd year at the 2018 Gala and Charity Auction on Wednesday April 18, 2018. The annual Gala and Charity Auction is an opportunity to look back at HSNY’s accomplishments, recognize talented watchmaking students, and bid on incredible watches and ephemera. Join us as we celebrate New York's horological tradition!
The Charity Auction, Hosted by Christie’s John Reardon
HSNY's 2018 Charity Auction, hosted by Christie's International Head of Watches, John Reardon, will take place at the Gala. A selection of extraordinary timepieces and horological miscellanea will be up for sale, with all proceeds benefitting HSNY's ongoing educational programs. There will be no buyer's premiums, and all bidding will take place live in the room. John Reardon commented “Christie’s is honored to be part of the HSNY family. On a personal level, I find the HSNY to be the horological heart of watchmaking in greater NYC area and increasingly the entire United States. For education and inspiration, this organization is best in class for those looking to learn more about our common passion.”
Lot 1: Horological Society of New York vintage lapel pin, circa 1930. Only a handful of these original pins still exist. Gold-filled, brand new, never worn. Estimate: $500-$1,000.
Lot 3: An Evening of Patek Philippe with Kelly Yoch, Senior Patek Philippe Consultant for North America at Tiffany & Co. Join Kelly Yoch for an exclusive private tour of the Patek Philippe Salon at Tiffany & Co. followed by a dinner at a Midtown restaurant. You and three friends will be able to ask Kelly everything you ever wanted to know about the world of Tiffany & Co. and Patek Philippe. Date and Time TBD (4 people). Estimate $500-$1000.
Lot 4: An evening of vintage watches with Christie's New York. You and your guests will have a private viewing of Christie's June NYC auction and private sale watches in advance of public opening the next day. After the viewing, you and up to three friends will be treated to a dinner with John Reardon and Rebecca Ross at an exclusive Midtown restaurant. June 7, 6:30-7:30 viewing, Dinner 7:45 (4 people). Estimate $500-$1,000.
Lot 9: Zenith El Primero Original Limited Edition For HODINKEE, donated by HODINKEE. Highly coveted, completely sold-out. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000.
HSNY's 2018 Charity Auction, hosted by Christie's, will take place at the Gala. A selection of extraordinary timepieces and horological miscellanea will be up for sale, with all proceeds benefitting HSNY's ongoing educational programs. There will be no buyer's premiums, and all bidding will take place live in the room.
Presentation of the Henry B. Fried Scholarship
Henry Fried instructing students on escapement mechanics. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library—Brooklyn Collection.
Most watchmaking schools in the USA are free. Tuition is covered by a sponsoring brand, and usually the only school expense that the students cover are their tools. These schools are full-time two year programs, meaning paying for living expenses can be difficult. This is where the Henry B. Fried Scholarship comes in; the Horological Society of New York wants to help American watchmaking students succeed in every way. The winners of the 2018 Henry B. Fried Scholarship will be announced at the 2018 Gala.
Food, Drink & Music
Enjoy a large selection of food and drink, with an open bar from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Live music throughout the evening. The suggested attire is business formal.
We look forward to seeing you there!
All proceeds from this event go towards the Horological Society of New York's ongoing educational programs. The Horological Society of New York is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax identification number 13-6139887.