Celebrating 20 Years with Elite Traveler

10 years is great. 20 years is even better. This past week we had the opportunity to fete Elite Traveler’s Watch Issue, continuing the 20th celebration. Taking the party to Hudson Yards (talk about one of our favorite venues in NYC), the event was held in the lauded Watches of Switzerland. With a prominent guest list of over 120, we were surrounded by the best of the best (not just the watches, but the people too).

Celebrating 20 Years with Elite Traveler
Photos: Rupert Ramsay and Joe Schildhorn of BFA

Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Phillipe, Hublot, and more dotted the walls and cases as guests mingled and vibed to a solid playlist. Elite Traveler’s SVP (and one of our favorites) Corey Zaretsky toasted the fall issue and played the perfect host, including some great swag. Honestly, one of the things we missed during the previous lockdown was thoughtful and useful swag. Elite Traveler did not disappoint with personalized leather passport holders and products from Polestar, Bovet, Equinox Hotel, and more.

Celebrating 20 Years with Elite Traveler
Photos: Rupert Ramsay and Joe Schildhorn of BFA

The passport holders are a nice touch as we’re finally able to travel again. At least I know I will be putting it to good use. Who knows, maybe next time we will be picking up a new watch. All in all, it was refreshing to be back out with some of the best people in New York.

Celebrating 20 Years with Elite Traveler
Photos: Rupert Ramsay and Joe Schildhorn of BFA