Upcoming Events: WindUP SF with Oris & Watch The Bay MeetUps with Nomos, Grand Seiko & Bremont.
The second edition of Worn & Wound's super-successful WindUP San Francisco watch fair is on fast approach – an event that's quickly become one of our favorite weekends on the calendar. Like last year, Topper will once again be setting up a collaborative booth with Oris, who are also reprising their role as the event's title sponsor.
If you've never been, we share the opinion of our good friend, and president of Oris North America VJ Geronimo that WindUP isn't another ordinary watch brand event, but a unique gathering that celebrates the stories, passion and friendships around which the watch community itself is able to revolve. The first WindUP really helped cultivate our relationship with the team at Worn & Wound, and we are thrilled that they are continuing their efforts to bring a host of brands that are normally never on display in the San Francisco Bay Area, while giving the collecting community a great chance to see old friends and make new ones. So expect another fun weekend full of like-minded enthusiasts, cool watches old and new, and yes – many of Oris' Baselworld novelties for you to see firsthand in the metal, including a few of our favorite pieces that we will have on display for the first time in California.
This includes the gorgeous new burgundy Big Crown Pointer Date, many of the new Aquis models, the new Diver 65 Chronograph, as well as the bi-color "bico" bronze and steel Diver 65 on its daring new three-link bronze bracelet. Like last year's popular giveaways, we also expect to again have some fun gifts for those who pre-order or purchase on-site inventory.
Still have questions about WindUP San Francisco? Head over to Worn & Wound for more information.
May 4th: Nomos Glashütte
Hailed as one of the best new modern sports watches under $5,000, Nomos made quite a splash at Baselworld with its sporty new Club Neomatic, boasting an all-new bracelet, an impressive new water resistance rating of 300 meters, and an updated calibre. We'll be celebrating the new Club, along with the rest of the Baselworld 2019 novelties like the new Tangente Sport from Nomos in the metal on May 4th at Topper Jewelers, starting at 1:00pm, when we'll a Nomos brand representative here in the store to take you through the 2019 novelties. We are excited to have extended hours that Saturday and will host a Watch the Bay Meetups event starting at 5:30pm, enabling collectors and fans to check out the new novelties while enjoying catered German food and drink in the store. These Watch the Bay events are really fun and fill up quickly, so enter your RSVP here and don't miss out!
May 17th: Grand Seiko
It's hard to pick a favorite from Grand Seiko's impressive Baselworld 2019 showing, so whether you're in the 20th Anniversary Spring Drive 'Lion' camp, or you want to see the new "Blue Snowflake," we'll have each on hand for you to decide firsthand on our May 17th event. Starting at 1:00pm, Roland Coy-Burt (Regional Sales Director) & Rusty Rowlands (Vice President of Grand Seiko USA) will be on hand to present the new novelties and answer questions. Then at 5:30pm, we will be hosting a Watch the Bay Meetups, where we'll have Japanese whiskey and catered food for everyone to enjoy. The last Grand Seiko event filled Topper to capacity, so be sure to RSVP right here to join this event. If you'd prefer a quieter time to see the new collection, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to set a private appointment for you to see the collection in the afternoon.
May 25th: Bremont
The now-annual Bremont Townhouse event in New York City was again filled with exciting new watches, but perhaps the most exciting novelty of them all was the announcement that our longtime friend and brand envoy Mike Pearson is back in the Bremont fold. Mike will be in-store at Topper presenting Bremont's exciting new Armed Forces collection produced in collaboration with Britain's Ministry of Defence, along with the newly refreshed Supermarine watches, and the hot new 10th Anniversary Martin Baker MBIII GMT. We'll be kicking off the 'California Townhouse' at 1:00pm on the 25th, giving everyone plenty of time to get some great wrist time with the new watches and catch up with Mike. Then at 5:30pm, we are hosting a Watch the Bay gathering with Bremont. We are incredibly excited about this event as many of our guests will be meeting Mike for the first time, and we are really excited for them to see his infectious spirit, and to learn about his experiences and love for Bremont. Enjoy pints and British pub fair as we welcome Mike back to the Bay Area. Be sure to so be sure to RSVP here!The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.