This year’s exhibition will feature some of the world’s finest watchmakers, big and small, new and old
SalonQP returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery this year for its tenth edition. Running from Thursday November 22 to Saturday November 24, it will host dozens of watchmakers, all offering you an unrivalled opportunity to get up close with their watches. Visitors will also be able to hear from – and fire questions at! – some of the finest minds in the industry (as well as the QP team) in our programme of talks and discussions. Topics include vintage Panerai, Arctic exploration, the do’s and don’t’s of watch design, and of course an audience with Roger Smith.
For 2018, SalonQP will unveil several new themed displays, bringing brands together to tell some of the year’s most engrossing stories. A tribute to 100 years of British military aviation will include displays from Breitling, IWC, Longines, Bremont and Vertex, while next door an exploration of watchmaking’s ties to the world of adventure will present the latest pieces from Panerai, Breguet, Breitling and Montblanc. At the heart of our fine watchmaking atelier will be Vacheron Constantin, showcasing 260 years worth of experience and master craftsmanship.
As usual, SalonQP will also play host to the very best of independent and artisanal watchmaking. On the first floor of the Saatchi Gallery, visitors will be able to see the latest creations from the master that is Kari Voutilainen, marvel at the machines of MB&F, and discover the latest pieces by the ultra-classical Urban Jurgensen. Watchmakers from across Europe are represented, with Spain’s Atelier de Chronometrie, Sweden’s Bravur and Austria’s Schwarz Etienne – as well as a strong field from Geneva including Czapek, HYT and Emile Chouriet.