Celebrating its 10th edition, Salon QP, the annual watch exhibition, is back in London this November. Renowned as one of the top events in the calendar for horology brands, collectors, enthusiasts and aficionados worldwide, 2018’s Salon QP will be its most refined showcase yet. Spread over three days, expect to see Britain’s leading watch magazine come to life in the form of a highly curated and exciting events schedule.
Book your tickets to the VIP opening reception on the eve of Thursday 22nd, where you’ll get a luxurious sneak peek into the exhibition celebrating fine watch-making. Be amongst the first few to view new watch collections, with a drink in hand. The next day, start your day of inspiration and exploration into the world of horology by attending the Military Panerai talk by James Dowling, established watch expert, who will take guests on a journey of the making and development of the original divers’ watch. For those interested in collecting, don’t miss the talk by vintage experts Adrian Hailwood and Chris Youé and gain insight into the opportunities that collecting can bring. On Saturday, sit down with one of the world’s most renowned watchmakers, Roger Smith OBE. In a talk that mustn’t be missed, the incredible watch legend will share his views on the industry today and his thoughts of the future.
As well as an impressive line-up of speakers and talks, review the exhibitor list here that boasts names such as Akrivia, Birchall & Taylor, Breitling, Longines and so many more established and up and coming brands. There are also experiences to fully immerse yourself in the world of luxury watch-making; visit The Aviation & Exploration Zone where exhibitors Panerai, IWC, Vertex, Montblanc and more will transport you back to a world of adventure and vintage aviation, and The Atelier Gallery with a photography exhibition that will explore the many stages of watch-making, from engraving to polishing, enameling to assembly.
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
22 – 24 November 2018
Tickets available from hearstlive.co.uk/salonqp/