WATCHPRO Salon will be the highlight of the pre-Christmas show season with close to forty watch brands confirming their participation.
Blockbuster luxury brands like Grand Seiko will present alongside independent watchmakers ranging from artisan rare watch producers such as Laurent Ferrier, Kari Voutilainen, Charles Girardier, Speake-Marin, Cyrus, Schofield, Zeitwinkel and Czapek along with larger indies such as Oris, DOXA and Junghans.
“It is fascinating how WATCHPRO Salon is reflecting broader trends in the market. Consumers are looking for something different to add to their collections, but they find it hard to see anything new in this country because retailers are narrowing their focus on a shrinking number of brands,” suggests WATCHPRO co-founder and editor Rob Corder.
“People have spent the past two years learning more about the wider world of watchmaking. They have discovered phenomenal watchmaking online and are dying to see these timekeepers up close. Where better than in the ultra-luxurious surroundings of The Londoner for a show like WATCHPRO Salon to bring these enthusiasts and collectors together to speak directly to the brands?” he adds.
WATCHPRO Salon takes place from November 12 to 13 at The Londoner, a brand new 5-star hotel on London’s Leicester Square.
The event will be a genuine feast for watch lovers, but will also have an exhibit by The Splined Hub, a specialist in restoring vintage Jaguar cars which will bring to life the decades old association between classic cars and vintage timekeepers.
Auctioneer Bonhams will also be on hand to give advice to collectors on buying and selling trends and it will be presenting rare and exquisite timepieces from upcoming auctions.
The British Horological Institute will also be a font of knowledge on the past, present and future of watchmaking in this country.
WATCHPRO Salon is a premium event, but has brands presenting watches to suit most budgets ranging from affordable luxury collections from Maurice Lacroix, Michel Herbelin, Victorinox, Christopher Ward, William Wood Watches and Sinn up to prestige examples from BALL Watch, Grand Seiko, Parmigiani Fleurier and Perrelet.
Italian flare will be on show at the showcases of Mecchaniche Veloci and Allemano, which both have links to the legendary classic cars from the country.
The show even has accessories such as luxury watch winders from WOLF, Scatola del Tempo, Swiss Capsule and Swiss Kubik.
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.
WATCHPRO Salon 2021 confirmed exhibitors:
ALLEMANO | BALL WATCH | BA1110D | BIANCHET | BONHAMS | BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE | CHARLES GIRARDIER | CHRISTOPHER WARD | CYRUS | CZAPEK | DELMA | DOXA | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | GRAND SEIKO | IKEPOD | JUNGHANS | LAURENT FERRIER | MARATHON | MAURICE LACROIX | MECCHANICHE VELOCI | MICHEL HERBELIN | ORIS | PARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PEQUIGNET | PERRELET | RESERVOIR | QLOCKTWO | SCATOLA DEL TEMPO | SCHOFIELD | SIDEREUS | SINN | SPEAKE-MARIN | SWISS CAPSULE | SWISS KUBIK | THE SPLINED HUB | TRIBUS | VICTORINOX | VOUTILAINEN | WOLF | WILLIAM WOOD WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL