The Mayfair retailer is hosting a series of exclusive events aimed at bringing to life the handcraft and fine finishing associated with Switzerland’s greatest independent watchmakers.
As part of London Craft Week, William & Son and QP are bringing the expertise of the Jura mountains to London, and offering you an unparalleled opportunity to see first-hand the skill involved in creating true haute horlogerie.
On Thursday May 10, William & Son and QP will be hosting a drinks reception with representatives from eight independent watch brands: De Bethune, FP Journe, Graham, H. Moser & Cie, Laurent Ferrier, Ludovic Ballouard, Moritz Grossmann and Romain Gauthier.
Visitors will be among the first in the UK to see new models from SIHH and Baselworld, and will be able to meet several of Switzerland’s most talented watchmakers in person. There will be live watchmaking demonstrations, a whisky tasting from The Whisky Shop and a fine selection of food, drinks and live jazz, all enjoyed in the welcoming surroundings of William & Son’s boutique.
As with all of the events, places are strictly limited. Please click here to register your interest.
On Friday May 11, QP and William & Son founder William Asprey will host a panel discussion. Entitled The Future of Heritage: Craft, Tradition and History in Modern Watchmaking, it will see CEOs and watchmakers debate the role that traditional handcrafts and methods have to play in an increasingly automated luxury industry, and how they can ensure their survival.
Click here to register your interest.
Lastly and most excitingly, we are proud to offer a very exclusive chance to take part in two watchmaking masterclasses on Saturday May 12.
Perhaps unlike masterclasses you may have seen or done before, these will focus entirely on the skills of hand-finishing. This simple term covers a wealth of expertise that, now more than ever, defines fine watch making and separates the good from the great.
Participants will learn the techniques used by Laurent Ferrier and Romain Gauthier to elevate their movements to works of high craftsmanship, and be given the chance to try their own hand at finishing components to the highest standards.
Click here to apply for a place on the Romain Gauthier Masterclass.
Click here to apply for a place on the Laurent Ferrier Masterclass.
PLEASE NOTE: QP readers should use the code “ACCESSQP” and then “VIPQP” when applying for tickets.
To find out more about William & Son, click here.
To discover the rest of London Craft Week, click here.
William & Son
34-36 Bruton Street