Geoff Hess

  • Global Head of Watches
New York


A dedicated watch collector for decades, Geoffrey Hess has developed a broad knowledge across vintage and modern timepieces, especially sports watches.

His engagement with Sotheby’s as Head of Watches for the Americas follows approximately four years at Phillips Auction House as an International Specialist and the completion of his tenure as CEO of Analog/Shift, a platform for vintage timepieces acquired by Watches of Switzerland three years ago.

An attorney by education and an active member of the global watch community for many years, Mr. Hess has engaged with collectors and enthusiasts all around the world and proudly founded and staged the acclaimed “Rolliefest” collector gathering in New York City in 2019 and again in September 2023.

He’s an Academy Member of the Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Genève (GPHG) and also known through his Instagram handle of @Manhattanrollie.

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