We love watches. We love watch collecting. We also love watch collectors, and in fact most of the team at HODINKEE are indeed serious collectors in their own right. The collecting community is a small but ever growing group of global timepiece nuts that bond over a preternatural love for these wonderful little machines. And the entire purpose of this humble little platform on which you find yourself is really to bring the most detailed and in-depth knowledge from the great thought leaders in horology around the world, to you, at home. And that is why today we are beyond excited to announce something to merge you – members of a burgeoning global family of watch lovers – with them, the tastemakers and power-players. This December 11th and 12th, we will be holding the very first HODINKEE Collectors Summit. This, my friends, you will not want to miss.
Okay, So What Is It?
The idea behind the HODINKEE Collectors Summit (HCS) is about sharing knowledge between like-minded folks. We want to ensure that the understanding and appreciation of timepieces continues to grow, and until now, there really hasn’t been a real-life platform for this. We aren’t talking about the latest and greatest stuff the watch brands want you to think are important; we will be discussing the pieces that just are important – not by the definition of anyone but real collectors and experts. This event will be a true behind-the-scenes experience for collectors that want to learn from the very best in the world.
When Is It?
We’ll start with a welcome reception on the evening of Friday, December 11th, followed by the Summit on Saturday, December 12th. All activities will take place in New York City within a few blocks of each other. The Summit will consist of an entire day of talks, lectures, and discussions, followed by an evening of food, drinks, and camaraderie.
What Will I Learn?
Here are some of the topics that will be discussed or presented:
– What Is High-End Finishing, Really?
– An Insider’s Look At Collecting Vintage Rolex With Details On The Latest Forgeries And Fakes
– An Insider’s Look At Collecting Vintage Patek Philippe With Information On Custom Pieces And Production Numbers
– Collecting Audemars Piguet
– Collecting Vacheron Constantin
– Collecting Cartier
– Collecting Independents
– Predictions For Future Gainers And Decliners
– Q&A With A Panel Of The World’s Greatest Collectors
What Makes HCS Special?
The whole point of HCS is