The Telegraph’s Salon QP, which takes place at London’s Saatchi Gallery on November 2-4, will include four special exhibitions curated by the QP editorial team to highlight historic relationships between horology and the wider world.
‘Astronomy: time & space’ will chart the link between the movement of the heavens above and the watch on your wrist, looking at all the ways that watchmaking has sought to map the solar system in moonphase watches to perpetual calendars and more esoteric concepts such as sidereal time. The exhibition will include notable pieces including Van Cleef & Arpels’ Midnight Planetarium, developed by Salon QP exhibitor Christiaan Van Der Klaauw, and Jacob & Co’s Astronomia Sky.
‘Black tie, white dial’ sees Davide Taub, head cutter of renowned Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes, linking styles of dinner jackets over the past 150 years to fine dress watches from the likes of Longines and Piaget.
‘Behind the wheel’ is a celebration of the historic links between the worlds of motoring and watches, exploring significant partnerships such as between IWC and Mercedes-AMG.
‘Material factors’ looks at the way the industry has moved beyond steel and gold to create timepieces using modern materials including ceramic, carbon fibre, sapphire crystal and advanced polymers.
Alongside over 40 exhibiting luxury watch brands, Salon QP 2017 will also feature a programme of lectures and panel discussions from watchmakers, experts and personalities.