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Celebrities, influencers, authors and watchmakers meet for town hall talks at Saturday’s WATCHPRO Salon

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Isabella Charlotta Poppius.

WATCHPRO Salon is more than just a meeting place to try and buy watches, it is also a meeting of minds with luminaries from the industry sharing their thoughts in a series of talks on Saturday, November 13.

Tickets for the Saturday are selling fast, so we encourage you to book quickly to secure access to the main exhibition and to the talks.

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Times, speakers and topics:

Sam Kessler in conversation with Jonny Garrett, Robert Loomes,
Neil Duckworth & Richard Benc 

Saturday, November 13, 11:30-12:30

Neil Duckworth.

As the upcoming Salon shows, the British watch industry is in the midst of a long overdue renaissance, one being shaped by innovation, design and horology in equal measure. Oracle Time editor Sam Kessler talks to some of the industry’s key players about British design, accessibility and watchmaking on the global stage.

Isabella Charlotta Poppius discusses contemporary design with actor Jason Wong and watchmaker Giles Ellis
Saturday, November 13, 12:30-13:30

Isabella Charlotta Poppius (Photographer credit: Eva Espresso)

Actor, model, style guru, author and influencer Isabella Charlotta Poppius hosts a talk on design trends in watches and the wider world with Schofield founder Giles Ellis and Jason Wong, one of the stars of the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie.

Jason’s appearances include roles in The Gentlemen alongside Hugh Grant and appearances in Silent Witness, Strangers, Missing and Disney’s A Star Wars Story.

Jason Wong.

For Salon, his specialist subject is horology and he will be sharing his experiences as an avid watch collector.

Tim Barber in conversation with Silas Walton
Saturday, November 13, 13:30-14:30

Silas Walton.

How does it feel to smash the world record for selling a Philippe Dufour Grande et Petite Sonnerie watch for £5 million?

Leading watch journalist Tim Barber sits down with A Collected Man founder Silas Walton to discover how the sale was achieved, and what it says about independent watchmaking and collecting more broadly.

How social media and Youtube influencers are impacting the watch industry
Saturday, November 13, 14:30-15:30 

Oisin O’Malley.

WATCHPRO co-founder and editor Rob Corder hosts a session on the power of influencers to draw customers into the world of prestige watches through their irreverent content across Youtube, Instagram and other social media platforms.

On the panel are Oisin O’Malley, host of The Timeless Watch Channel on Youtube; Natalie Robinson, an award-winning celebrity stylist and writer who launched her own blog in 2017, Style Icon Nat’s The Lifestyle Collective, which shares her fashion experiences and advice; and Isabella Charlotta Poppius, actor, model, style guru, author and influencer whose roles have included appearing in the TV adaptation of  Four Weddings and a Funeral and Jealous Instagram Girlfriend. Her Instagram feed dispenses style advice and inspiration about fashion, travel, timepieces and luxury lifestyle.

Michael Clerizo in conversation with Roger Smith
Saturday, November 13, 15:30-16:30

Roger Smith OBE.

Britain’s most respected independent watchmaker, Roger Smith will sit with journalist and author Michael Clerizo to discuss the state of watchmaking in the UK, The Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers, a new trade body that Roger is part of and, of course, George Daniels.

Roger is the only person ever apprenticed to George Daniels and Mr Clerizo wrote his biography.

Blockchain, Cryto Watches, NFTs and the Metaverse
Saturday, November 13, 16:30-17:30

What exactly is a NFT and why is everyone (including FaceBook) talking about the METAVERSE? Why are collectors spending millions of dollars on digital files?

In this session Aitch Singh, founder of the Crypto Watch Club and Max Kantelia, a founder at ZIlliqa, one of the world’s most environmentally friendly blockchain platforms and an investor in NFT ventures will demystify these new technologies and discuss their high relevance to the luxury watch industry and to luxury brands in general.

Book you place at the WATCHPRO Salon Talks

Seats at the WATCHPRO Salon Talks are limited, but a standard £20 Saturday ticket, booked in advance, guarantees your place.

WATCHPRO Salon

WATCHPRO Salon is a showcase of prestige watchmakers and a chance for brands, retailers and press to meet collectors and enthusiasts in 5-star luxury.

The two-day event takes place from November 12 to 13 at The Londoner, a brand new 5-star hotel on London’s Leicester Square.

Confirmed exhibitors and partners include:

ALLEMANO | BALL WATCH | BIANCHET | BONHAMS | BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE | CHARLES GIRARDIER | CHRISTOPHER WARD | CITY A.M. | CYRUS | CZAPEK | DEETIMELOVE | DELMA | DOXA | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | ENCELADE | GRAHAM | GRAND SEIKO | IKEPOD | JUNGHANS | LAURENT FERRIER | MARATHON | MAURICE LACROIX | MECCHANICHE VELOCI | MICHEL HERBELIN | ORIS | PARKLAND CONCIERGEPARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PEQUIGNET | PERRELET | QLOCKTWO | SCATOLA DEL TEMPO | SCHOFIELD | SCOTTISH WATCHESSIDEREUS | SINN | SPEAKE-MARIN | SWISS CAPSULE | SWISS KUBIK | THE SPLINED HUB | U-BOAT | VICTORINOX | VOUTILAINEN | WOLF | WILLIAM WOOD WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL

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