Book it now: SalonQP watch exhibition 2015
by Zoe Dickens
SalonQP, Europe’s premier luxury watch fair, will be returning to the Saatchi Gallery, London this November. Now in its sixth year, the fair has become a key event in the horology calendar for collectors and enthusiasts, and this year promises a series of not-to-be-missed events, demonstrations and exhibitions.
Big name exhibitors, including Montblanc, Chopard, Ralph Lauren and Tudor, will once again be retuning to the fair alongside brands including America’s Cup timing partner Bremont and independent watchmaker Grönefeld. This breadth of exhibitors offers an unrivalled opportunity to view and experience what is possible in the modern world of haute horlogerie.
“2015 is shaping up to be the best and most comprehensive SalonQP yet,” said James Gurney, SalonQP’s founder and director. “Our intention has always been to entertain and inform, and I feel the mix of brands, exhibitions and partners we have brought together will create a truly memorable and enjoyable event.”
Alongside some of the world’s most famous watch brands, SalonQP will also play host to two specially curated exhibitions. ‘Inside a Second’ is presented in partnership with Switzerland’s Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and explores the history and development of today’s super accurate chronometers.
Featuring important pieces, such as the Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter and Vacheron Constantin’s pocket-watch chronographs, the exhibition will investigate this most recognisable of complications and its vital importance to everything from military timepieces to the best diving watches.
At the other end of the watchmaking spectrum, ‘Gems of Time: The Art of Colour’ will celebrate the craftsmanship behind high jewellery timepieces. Curated by Caragh McKay, with design and illustrations by Leila Latchin and Nuno da Costa, Gems of Time will showcase rarely exhibited fine jewellery watches by the likes of Bulgari, Piaget, Gemfields and Harry Winston.
SalonQP will take place at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 12-14 November. Visit salonqp.com for tickets and information.