The opening evening of the sixth edition of SalonQP ended with reports of record numbers of attendees and brisk sales. Collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts were drawn here for the astonishing diversity of timepieces, with over 1,700 visitors crossing the threshold of the stunning show at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, London; an increase of over 11% on last year.
As expected, the Salon had a British focus, with brands such as Struthers London and Bremont once again drawing local collectors. However, there was a continental flavor to the fair this year, with established maisons such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, and Piaget, alongside independent brands HYT and MB&F.
The show celebrates only the finest designs in international watch making. The consumer is very much the focus of the show, with Berry Brothers & Rudd and Harrods providing luxurious refreshments for guests, along with live music performed by concert pianist Dora Deliyska – Dora performed on two Bosendorfer pianos.
And for the very first time, SalonQP had the privilege of playing host to the winners of the 2014 Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Geneve.
All 17 winners were on display, including the Aguille D’Or, given to Breguet for the Classique Chronométrie.
SalonQP runs from 6-8 November 2014, at the Saatchi Gallery, in London, UK.
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