Several hundred consumers attended Govberg Jewelers’ watch fair in late October at its center city Philadelphia location.
The three-day weekend event was opened by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and featured the U.S. presidents and representatives of the 17 prestigious Swiss and German brands showcased at the two-day weekend event. Those included hundreds of exclusive and limited-edition timepieces of A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breitling, Chopard, Concord, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux, Glashutte Original, Harry Winston, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani, Piaget, Ulysse Nardin, and Vacheron Constantin.
Nutter—a regular Govberg customer and user of its watch repair service—delivered a champagne toast opening day and presented a proclamation honoring the retailer for 86 years as a Philadelphia business. The Keystone State Boychoir also performed.
Watch collectors and enthusiasts attended dinners at Philadelphia restaurants hosted by the brand presidents. Guests of the event also attended horology seminars, whose speakers included Gary Girdvainis, editor-in-chief of iW magazine; Thomas Mao, founder of ThePuristS.com; and Michael Scriniere, high-end watch repair specialist.
Top: Hundreds of fine watch consumers attend Govberg Jewelers watch fair. (Photo by Tara Kelly)
Below: Govberg Jewelers store manager Lisa Muracco (left), with Michelle Veyna, president of Parmigiani North America—one of the 17 prestigious brands participating in the Govberg Jewelers watch fair—and Danny Goveberg, president of Govberg Jewelers.