2019 HSNY Gala

Bring Your Passport! Watchonista To Offer A Horological Trip To Switzerland At The 2019 HSNY Gala

This year's HSNY Gala is shaping up to be the biggest ever. And Watchonista is participating in a very special way. Learn more.

By Watchonista

Occurring Wednesday, April 17, 2019, The Horological Society of New York and Christie's will present the HSNY Gala! Every year, the HSNY gala is THE must-attend event on the New York watchmaking social calendar. As a proud partner of HSNY, Watchonista is pleased to participate for the second year, and to up the ante with the offer of a very special auction lot!
 

About the HSNY Gala

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY), America’s oldest watchmaking guild, founded in 1866, invites watch enthusiasts to celebrate 153 years of tradition at the 2019 Gala & Charity Auction on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. For the first time, HSNY’s biggest night of the year will be held at the Manhattan Penthouse, an exceptional event venue boasting panoramic views of the New York City skyline. 
 

Members and guests will toast to the year’s accomplishments and advancements in the field of horology. At the Gala, the Howard Fass Award will be presented, which is given to individuals judged to have shown extraordinary dedication to the ideals which the Society pursues. In addition, the Henry B. Fried Scholarship recipients will be announced. For 2019, HSNY will award multiple Henry B. Fried Scholarship of $10,000 each, designed to assist students at full-time watchmaking schools in the United States
 

In classic HSNY fashion, the business formal evening will also feature a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner with premium open bar and live music - all adorned with a backdrop of the Manhattan night sky. 

Tickets to the Horological Society of New York 2019 Gala & Charity Auction are priced at $200 per person and can be purchased by visiting this link. Limited tables seating 10 guests each are priced at $1,500. Manhattan Penthouse is located at 80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street, one block west of Union Square.
 

The Charity Auction!

The celebration will continue with a charity auction presented by Christie’s. This year’s coveted auction lots will include exquisite watches, rare horological ephemera, and one-of-a-kind experiences. You can view the entire list of auction items at HSNY's website (HERE). But wait, there's more!

Guests at this year's HSNY Gala better bring their passports because Watchonista is offering a unique all-expense-paid horological trip to Switzerland! This one of a kind auction lot will see the lucky winner fly to Switzerland and spend time with Watchonista. We have a unique itinerary planned including visits to some very special manufactures and players in the watch industry. Including a dinner with Team Watchonista!
 

A selection of extraordinary timepieces, exceptional experiences 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. Absentee bids will be accepted via email until 24 hours prior to the Gala & Charity Auction start time. 

Previews will be held at the HSNY office & classroom from 2pm-4pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
 

How to attend

Tickets to the Horological Society of New York 2019 Gala & Charity Auction are priced at $200 per person and can be purchased by visiting this link. Limited tables seating 10 guests each are priced at $1,500. Manhattan Penthouse is located at 80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street, one block west of Union Square. 

All proceeds from the charity auction 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.
 

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