Visitor numbers at last week’s Salon QP luxury watch exhibition were up 16% on the previous year.
The sixth edition of the show was the most popular so far and marked the first year that Salon QP partnered with the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Genève to showcase the 2014 winners of the ‘Oscars of the watch industry’.
The two-day exhibition at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery also presented an exhibition of high jewellery watches, Gems of Time, for the first time in 2014 featuring pieces from Backes & Strauss, Bulgari, Cartier, De Beers, Piaget and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Salon QP 2014’s seminar programme proved the most successful yet with standing room only in many of the presentations including James Dowling’s ‘The vintage Rolex phenomenon’.
High profile visitors included Theo Fennell, Ian Wright, Maria Sharapova, Max Chilton, Brendon Hartley, Mo Coppoletta and Charlie Boorman.