7th luxury watch exhibition SalonQP
Now in its seventh year, in 2014 the event attracted over 7,000 guests who were able to browse and buy watches from over 80 exhibiting brands. These included Nomos, the cult German brand and Bonhoff, an independent brand run by German engineer Hannes Bonhoff, who made his debut at Salon QP last year with two new inventions.
Among the 40 brands confirmed to attend this year are A. Lange & Söhne, founded in 1945 and Romain Jerome, famous for incorporating recovered steel from the Titanic and volcano lava into their watches. SalonQP regulars such as Chopard, Bremont, Montblanc and MB&F will also be returning.
ad enough watches? The Salon will also play host to luxury cars (a new exhibition this year examines the relationship between cars and watches), cocktail bars (last year Chivas Regal whisky created the English Quaich cocktail – whisky, sherry, apple juice and ginger ale), craft demonstrations, piano recitals and watch service bars.
Inside A Second will be an exhibition looking at the history of the chronograph, produced in conjunction with Switzerland's Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, which includes a cultural council of 42 watchmaking experts. The FHH's job is to share information and technical expertise about Swiss watchmaking, which has a huge international market - more than 95 per cent of production is exported and sold outside Switzerland.
Exhibition address: The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY
Opening times and prices:
November 12: VIP preview night, 6pm-10pm (£100)
November 13: daytime session, 11am-5pm (£20); cocktail reception, 6pm-10pm (£50). Daytime/evening open access, 11am-10pm (£60)
November 14: daytime session, 12pm-6pm (£20)