SalonQP is Britain's only luxury watch show and, on the whole, mainly an event that attracts men keen to get up close and personal with the intricacies of horology.
But this year there was more on offer for women than ever before, and I was particularly interested to visit the Jaeger-LeCoultre stand, where I had the chance to meet the glamorous and statuesque actress and film director Carmen Chaplin.
Carmen's link to horology comes from her grandfather Charlie Chaplin who handed down his Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox alarm wristwatch. Carmen, who is very attached to this sentimental watch, visited the Swiss watch manufacture and the encounter sparked the idea to make a film about the passage of time and the cycle of life.
While the dramatic black-and-white short film, directed and starring Carmen as well as her mother and daughter, played on a large screen behind us, I had the chance to talk to the actress about her link to Jaeger-LeCoultre and her famous grandfather.
Maria Doulton met Carmen Chaplin at SalonQP, where they talked about her recent film collaboration with Jaeger-LeCoultre and her sentimental watch.
Carmen Chaplin wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox timepiece, inspired by the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch given to her by her grandfather Charlie Chaplin in 1953.
The original Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox given to Charlie Chaplin. The special model was engraved with the inscription 'Tribute to Charlie Chaplin from the Vaudois government - October 6, 1953'.