SalonQP watches show attracts record numbers of attendees
LONDON, November 7, 2014 – The opening evening of the sixth edition of SalonQP ended with reports of record numbers of attendees and brisk sales.
Collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts are drawn here for the astonishing diversity of timepieces, with over 1,700 visitors crossing the threshold of the show at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, London — an increase of over 11 percent on last year.
Notable guests included Theo Fennell, Mo Coppoletta, Charlie Boorman, Swiss Ambassador Dominik Furgler, Levison Wood, and Brendon Hartley (Porsche 919 Hybrid racing driver), all of whom added to the buzz of the opening evening.
The calibre of work this year is second to none and the offering continues to set SalonQP apart from other international fine watch shows.
Positioning established maisons, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, alongside new brands, such as Struthers London and Bremont, the show celebrates only the finest designs in international watch making.
The consumer is very much the focus of the show, with Berry Brothers & Rudd and Harrods providing luxurious refreshments for guests, along with live music performed by concert pianist Dora Deliyska. Dora performed on two Bosendorfer pianos.
SalonQP had the privilege of playing host to the winners of the 2014 Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Geneve – all 17 winners were on display.