SalonQP in London beckons watch lovers for another feast of horological delights from more than 80 watch brands.
Thursday 3 November opening cocktail reception 6pm-10pm; Friday 4 November 11am-5pm and cocktail reception 6pm-10pm; Saturday 5 November 12-6pm.
Held at the Saatchi Gallery, in the heart of Chelsea, SalonQP is the UK’s premier watch exhibition, attracting the biggest names in watchmaking and a fascinating selection of independent brands. More than 70 brands will be on display, ranging from the refined Saxon classicism of A. Lange & Söhne to the avant-garde proposals of Urwerk. Unlike other salons with a “look, but don’t touch” policy, visitors are given a unique opportunity to experience the watches, talk to watchmakers and enjoy one of the most comprehensive watch salons in a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere. In addition to all the watch novelties, many brands are accompanied by watch experts and artisans for on-the-spot enactments of their craft, while others offer seminars and workshops on the intricacies of high horology. Highlights include two specially curated exhibitions devoted to Travels in Time and Metiers d'Art, plus several big watch launches, including a brand-new Chopard timepiece to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the L.U.C Collection.
Entry (tickets can be purchased online): standard daytime ticket £20; opening cocktail reception £100; Friday cocktail reception £50.
Girard-Perregaux will be celebrating its 225th anniversary at SalonQP by showing the new Place Girardet collection in its entirety - a total of 225 unique watches, each with a different dial.