SalonQP, the UK’s largest consumer watch exhibition, takes place from November 22 to 24 at London’s Saachi Gallery.
The show is a magnet for the country’s watch collectors, who gather to see blockbuster launches from the world’s biggest brands alongside rare technical marvels from independent watchmakers.
An Independents’ Gallery will house the boutique brands, which this year include Swchartz Etienne, Voultilainen, Czapek & Cie, Atelier De Chronometrie, Reservoir, MB&F, Bravur, Akrivia, Birchall & Taylor, Emile Chouriet, Favre Leuba, Urban Jürgensen, Andersen Genève, David Candaux, Konstantin Chaykin, Matthias Naeschke, Meccaniche Orologi Milano, Sinclair Harding and Cyril Brivet-Naudot.
The entire exhibition is supported by its retail partner Bucherer, which is expected to present a number of its special Blue Edition watches, which are made in conjunction with watch companies including Tudor, Panerai, TAG Heuer and IWC.
SalonQP will host a full line up of seminars including a presentation by Roger Smith the on-going development of the Co-Axial, plus the history and the production of his Series 2 watches. Watch writer James Dowling will speak about the development of the original divers’ watch, created by Panerai for the Italian Navy during World War Two.