The Best Watch Stores in Manhattan
While we hope a journey to New York City provides ample opportunity for you to shut down your work email and ignore the clock, you may be interested in bringing back a timepiece to keep you on track when you get home. If that’s the case, check out some of these fine luxury watch stores in Manhattan near The Knick. From watch stores offering a range of high-end brands or hard-to-find pieces to dedicated boutiques from the world’s most sought-after brands and appointment-only shopping experiences, you can find just about every luxury brand you have your heart set on while in New York.
Open only to those with a private appointment book in advance (click below to book online or call the store locations), Audemars Piguet’s two Manhattan locations are incredibly sophisticated, offering an exclusive shopping experience. First founded in 1875 in the Vallée de Joux, one of Switzerland’s main centers for high-end Swiss watchmaking, the brand has been around for generations and is still highly popular with many models sparking long waiting lists.
Bucherer 3 Bryant Park
Just down 42nd Street from The Knick and, as its name suggests, across from Bryant Park, Bucherer 3 Bryant Park is one of the city’s go-to spots to purchase a special timepiece. Here you can expect an impressive selection of major luxury names, including the big names like Rolex and Patek Philippe, as well as more high-end niche brands, such as Vacheron Constantin and Montegrappa. 1095 Avenue of the Americas; 212-278-8041
Element iN Time
For pre-owned luxury watches, schedule an appointment at Element iN Time, which sells men’s and women’s pieces from brands like Rolex, Cartier, and Breitling. The service is excellent, as to be expected, and the quality is top-notch. Note that visits are only available by appointment. You can book by calling or through the shop’s website. 36 W 47th St #301; 646-604-9210
Hublot New York 5th Avenue Boutiq
Jay Z shops here, so we couldn’t leave it off our list. The Hublot New York 5th Avenue Boutique offers excellent service coupled with the brand’s famous Swiss-made designs featuring scratch-proof gold, titanium, and all of the diamonds. 743 5th Ave; 646-582-9813
With a set-up reminiscent of the glitzy galleries you might find in Chelsea, Material Good makes shopping for a watch feel like a full-blown, perfectly self-indulgent experience. Find luxury gems, timepieces, and rare vintage watches while enjoying a glass of fine scotch whisky. The luxury boutique also stocks a wide array of other fine jewelry pieces and accessories that go well beyond watches. 120 Wooster St, 2nd Floor; 212-359-9688
If you’re obsessed with Swiss-made watches like we are, you know Montblanc timepieces are near the pinnacle of perfection. Montblanc’s Madison Avenue shop is for those who prioritize iconic, timeless luxury. 635 Madison Ave; 212-223-8888
Watches of Switzerland
With two convenient locations in Manhattan — in Soho and at Hudson Yards — Watches of Switzerland is a one-stop-shop for high-end Swiss timepieces, known for its welcoming ambiance and personalized sales approach.
DISCOVER MORE OF NEW YORK CITY
Looking for more shopping hotspots? See where to find the best boutiques in New York’s Nolita neighborhood or popular Midtown stores. Of course, you can also always check out our NYC Travel Guide for recommendations on where to go, shop, eat, and more in New York City.