5 watches not to miss at SalonQP 2016


Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar

One of Europe’s premier watch exhibitions, SalonQP, will be returning to the Saatchi Gallery in London this November to bring together the world’s finest luxury watchmakers under one roof. Now in its eighth year, SalonQP has become a firm fixture in the luxury events calendar - click through to see the timepieces to look out for at this year’s exhibition…

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar

The market for functions such as perpetual calendars and worldtimers is currently booming in the fine watch world and there will be plenty of fantastic examples on display at the fair. Of particular note is the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar which will be making its debut in steel at SalonQP 2016. A first for the collection, which was previously only available in pink and white gold, the new model offers all the technical finesse of the original at a highly competitive price – get your name on the list now.

Case: Steel, 40mm
Strap: Alligator
Movement: Calibre GP03300 self-winding
Price: $10,900


L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

Designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Chopard's L.U.C manufacturing headquarters in the Swiss Jura region, the L.U.C Perpetual Chrono will make its UK debut at SalonQP. Crafted in 18 carat Fairmined rose gold, it features a classic combination of perpetual calendar and chronograph function.

Case: 18 carat rose gold, 45mm
Strap: Alligator
Movement: Calibre 03.10-L hand-wound mechanical
Limited edition: 20
Price: $95,360


Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim

There will be plenty on display at SalonQP for female watch enthusiasts and Montblanc’s Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim is certainly not to be missed. The in-house cageless tourbillon was introduced to the Boheme range earlier this year making this one of the first times it has been on display for public viewing.

Case: Red gold with diamonds, 38mm
Strap: Alligator
Movement: Calibre MB M29.24 automatic
Waterproof: 30 metres
Price: €40,500


Bell & Ross BR-X1

Launched this year as part of a new collaboration with the Renault Formula One team, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 is one of the best motor-sport inspired watches on the market. Tough and technical, it is made from grade five titanium and forged carbon and features a distinctive skeleton chronograph.

Case: Titanium and forged carbon, 45mm
Strap: Rubber and carbon fibre
Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.313 automatic
Waterproof: 100 metres
Limited edition: 250
Price: £17,600


Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Power Reserve

Staged, as it is, in the British capital it seems only fitting that SalonQP should celebrate British watchmaking. There will be plenty of pieces on display from the likes of Bremont, Garrick and Dennison – as well as the highly anticipated relaunch of Fears – but it is Christopher Ward’s new C1 range which has watch fans buzzing. Due to be unveiled at the show, the new design comes in 12 different iterations but it is this classic black tie version we like best.

Case: Steel, 40.5mm
Strap: Leather
Movement: Calibre SH21 power reserve chronometer
Waterproof: 30 metres
Price: £1,550