The hugely anticipated 2015 WatchPro Hot 100 party will be held at the spectacular Kensington Roof Gardens on July 8.
Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable hotspots, the breathtaking venue represents another step up in prestige for the event, which is now in its third year.
Kensington Roof Gardens plays host to some of the most glamourous events on the celebrity circuit, including the annual pre-Wimbledon party, which is hosted by Richard Branson and the Women’s Tennis Association.
"Moving this year’s Hot 100 party to arguably the hottest party venue in London is a real feather in the cap for the event," said WatchPro’s editor, James Buttery. "In its third year, it’s incredibly heart-warming to see just how powerful and influential the WatchPro Hot 100 has become. It is the only place where the great and good of the watch industry come together and celebrate the achievements of the individuals driving this great industry forward."
The WatchPro Hot 100 celebrates the 100 individuals and teams who the editors of the magazine feel have made the greatest impact in the UK watch industry in the last year. The decisions are based on a nominations process, which was opened last month.
The identities of the Hot 100 are a closely guarded secret until they are revealed in a stunning series of portraits at the party. The night is a spellbinding occasion, where the cream of the UK watch industry gathers to both let its collective hair down and utilise the unique networking opportunities that are presented.
"I am genuinely thrilled that this year’s Hot 100 party will be taking place at Kensington Roof Gardens, which is the ultimate London venue," said event director, Daniel Malins. "Not only will it be a truly special night at the height of summer, but it’s also an emphatic sign of just how important the Hot 100 has become for every professional in the UK watch trade. This wonderful industry of ours always works best when it’s working in unison, and nothing brings the movers, shakers and decision-makers together like the Hot 100."
This year’s event already has Bransom, the computer system provider for jewellers, confirmed as its official Technology Partner.
Tickets to the WatchPro Hot 100 party are strictly by invitation only, by the sponsors of the event and VIP guests of WatchPro.