SalonQP will start next Thursday for the second time and it’s already the event everyone is talking about. You can still book tickets so why wait?
Last year watch magazine QP organized a three day watch event in London for the first time. This year they organize it again and it’s already one of the most talked about events of the year! SalonQP is not the usual watch fair like Baselworld or the SIHH. It’s an experience…
James Gurney, editor of QP magazine, announces the event with these words: “An unprecedented cross-section of prestigious horological houses will present their finest pieces in the private and luxurious atmosphere of Sir John Soane’s historic One Marylebone. The driving philosophy of SalonQP is that of communication and discovery, to which end a programme of workshops, lectures and debates will run throughout the event, hosted by the brands themselves, industry leaders and QP Magazine’s regular contributors.”
One of the things that could be very interesting is the panel discussion that will be held on Friday afternoon (5:30 – 6:15 PM) and Saturday (1:30 – 2:15 PM). Members of the panel are legendary watchmaker Peter Roberts, Prodigal Fool Andrew Carrier (www.theprodigalguide.com), freelance journalist Ken Kessler, QP editor-in-chief James Gurney and (of course) Elizabeth Doerr!
Another thing not to be missed is the book signing of the magnificent book 12 Faces of Time. This will start right after the Friday panel discussion around 6:30 PM. If you’re interested in the best watchmakers of these times, well, they’re in this book. Writer Elizabeth Doerr asked them to tell their own story and that’s exactly what they did. Combined with the beautiful photography of Ralf Baumgarter it makes an true homage to independent watchmaking.
The book ’12 Faces of Time’ can be bought online from Amazon or other bookstores.