SalonQP: 8th Edition of Watch Show Up 7.4%


The 8th edition of SalonQP up 7.4% on Visitor Numbers

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Curated by Telegraph Events, SalonQP returned to the Saatchi Gallery for its eighth edition in the first week of November. The show attracted over 6,500 watch aficionados, with paid for attendance up 7.4% and brands seeing a windfall of sales across the three-day event.

Visitors came to acquire some of the finest timepieces currently made, from established names such as Girard-Perregaux, Chopard and Bremont to leading independent brands like MB&F, Garrick and F.P. Journe. Launch brands included Atelier de Chronomètrie, Fears, JR Bespoke Timepieces and Vault Watches.

SalonQP 2016 was the event’s sixth year at the Saatchi Gallery and eighth in total. The exhibition has established itself as Europe’s leading consumer event for those interested in, or curious about, fine watches.

SalonQP attracts a high net worth clientele of both international and UK visitors, experiencing its unique blend of watches, luxury, horological history and creative arts. 

SalonQP grew out of QP magazine, the authoritative British voice in luxury watch media. Founded in 2003 and acquired by the Telegraph Media Group in 2013, the magazine is published four times a year, featuring the finest writing and photography in the world of watches and luxury.  

British brand Garrick reported £45,000 of sales on the first public day, including the sale of their newest timepiece The Portsmouth. Montblanc received unprecedented interest in their Orbis Terrarum Special Edition Great Britain, which launched internationally at SalonQP, and Fears had a robust start, selling pieces on both the opening night and the first public day of the show.

Kevin Boltman, Managing Director, Montblanc UK said of the show, SalonQP has once again given Montblanc the platform to share our passion for fine watchmaking with watch collectors, enthusiasts and novices over three days. We were delighted to launch our 4810 Orbis Terrarum Special Edition Great Britain as well as showcase haute horlogerie and new collections to press and clients.”

Giles English of Bremont added, “As a British watch brand Bremont is passionate about educating people on the amazing history of British watchmaking and reinvigorating a once-booming industry for this country. As such it’s always great to support SalonQP, a fantastic British initiative in the beautiful setting of the Saatchi Gallery.”

The unique position of SalonQP in the international watch industry attracted global watch world influencers, both knowledgeable and novice collectors as well as creative enthusiasts for whom captivating design is an irresistible draw.


Sarah Salmon


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