The Salon QP watch show played host to more than 50 brands last week, including Manufacture Royal which showcased the Opera, an unusual 18ct gold minute repeater inspired by the Sydney Opera House. Andreas Strehler timepieces exhibit a butterfly shaped bridge, something that Strehler says was a happy accident when designing the movement for the aptly named Papillon collection. Smart timepieces by Arnold & Son. Bell & Ross showcased a selection of models. Bremont merchandised its stand with flying paraphernalia. Bremont's Victory timepiece alongside Nelson's 18ct gold pocket watch, which was leant to the brand for the duration of the show. The large-scale Bulgari stand made an impact in one of the downstairs galleries. Brightly coloured models alongside a more demure offering by German brand Chronoswiss. A watchmaker worked live with a magnifying camera at the Julien Coudray 1518 stand. The team were all smiles at the Girard-Perregaux stand. Women's cats eye watches by Girard-Perregaux. A gold tourbillon model, one of the hero timepieces at the Girard-Perregaux stand. A striking Opera minute repeater that opened out to allow for better resonance, by Manufacture Royal. MB&F's MoonMachine, created with Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. Meccaniche Veloci timepieces with carbon detail dials. A group of women's Neo timepieces by MeisterSinger. Meridian, a new British timepiece brand, launched at the show with a range of aviation timepieces. A dark brown strapped timepiece by Meridian. TAG Heuer showcased its Mikrotourbillon S at Salon QP. A new women's model, the Orion 33 Rose, made its debut at Salon QP. Patrick Moufarrige, founder of Rockwell, distributor of U-BOAT in the UK. A special edition timepiece by Revelation. Schofield made its return to Salon QP after launching at the show in 2011. Its founder Giles Ellis also hosted a seminar at the show. The Seiko Astron GPS with rose gold detailing. A bright blue case back of the Grand Seiko GMT, which also has a deep blue strap and dial. Zenith's Christophe Colomb timepiece drew the crowds, as did its striking stand complete with Felix Baumgartner artwork. Zenith's stand, complete with Felix Baumgartner artwork. An eye-catching model by Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. Nuval brand director Charlotte Cherrie and chief operating officer Chris Bedford at the Ball stand.