There was an alternate environment at SalonQP this year: the vibe around the Saatchi Gallery on the initial Thursday night felt to me more deliberate, yet amazingly more quiet, than last year.
At the 2014 release of SalonQP you could barely move for the measure of individuals congregating in the different exhibitions on every one of the three stories, however this year there appeared to be more space.
The Saatchi Gallery on Kings Road in popular Chelsea has played host to the London watch show for as long as four years. It is a fabulous setting and an incredible spot for the brands taking care of exhibit their wares.
What a mixed blend of brands and watches on show this year, too!
The late arrival of the Harry Winston Opus 14 has had blended reviews, yet it was incredible to at last see this close unbelievable timepiece in the metal. It interested me for its sheer size, shading, and complicated mechanism.
For Quill & Pad inhabitant gatherer GaryG’s assessment on the new Opus 14 by Harry Winston – just as his excellent photography – see The Harry Winston Opus 14: A Considered Collector View.
I put in a couple of hours the night prior to SalonQP chit chatting with Andreas Strehler over a beverage or two. Andreas had made a version of just eight pieces initiated Shadow Time particularly for SalonQP. It features a dim dark dial with orange accents in a hardened steel case. I inquired as to why just eight pieces, however my inquiry was clear as he replied, “Take a gander at the dial configuration!”
The Upside Down (or the “phone” watch as I allude to it) is as yet captivating in the dark and blue dials, that last of which I had not seen before.
It is similarly noteworthy in obscurity dim form with diamonds around the bezel shot on a female wrist.
For more on Ludovic Ballouard’s Upside Down, kindly see When Confusion Paves The Way To Awe: The Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down .
My love for De Bethune develops each time I look at the amazing instances of the DB28 and DB16. However, I got myself much more entranced than expected at what I saw through the case backs, spellbound by that trendy backside with inconspicuous references to the last frontier.
The new blue elastic lash added to the DB28 GS was a great idea: a welcome sight over the typical dark or dim elastic ties that we as a rule see on plunge and sports watches. For additional on this energetic timepiece, see Everything Is Possible: De Bethune DB28 GS .
Laurent Ferrier has truly developed on me since I visited the shop brand at Baselworld this year. The Galet Square is choice contemporary style with rich yet manly lines, an uncomplicated dial, and a demeanor of easygoing quality. In a decision of treated steel or red gold, and blue or fumé-hued dials, what’s not to desire over.
H. Moser & Cie is another brand that has come to my consideration this year with the frenzy of the “Exceptional Piece” gem watch with skeleton dial. The Moser that caught my heart, in any case, was the Funky Blue Endeavor Perpetual Calendar with a shocking blue fumé dial accentuated by a huge date and a force save indicator.
MB&F has done it once more! This purveyor of the cool and the wacky has pushed the limits with the new Legacy Machine Perpetual, reevaluating the unending schedule development completely with the assistance of Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell.
For more on this dazzling timepiece, see Why Legacy Machine Perpetual Catapults MB&F Into The Big League .
A wonderful lunch was had with Urwerk on the Friday, a few hours from the rushing about of the show in the stylish Polpo eatery with the new EMC Pistol, an engraved EMC suggestive of the expert firearm producers and weapons of old that finishes off the EMC model.
Australian modern fashioner Marc Newson, whose distinguishing strengths incorporate Ikepod timepieces and the new Apple watch, two or three his wondrous Hourglass models in plain view. The exemplary egg timer shape is blown in one piece of glass and contains 8,000,000 nano balls!
Mesmerizing to watch, it is absolutely a proclamation piece at more than £14,000 relying upon which form you settle on. For additional on this uncommon timepiece, see Glass, Nostalgia, And The Ikepod Hourglass .
Roger Smith was at the show in a joint effort with Phillips salespeople, flaunting his new scope of refreshed Series 1 and 2 models just as the pristine Series 3 and Series 4 models. Watch this space in the coming week for additional on those.
Each year SalonQP goes from one solidarity to another and I’m previously anticipating the following year!
For camera buffs, I was exceptionally blessed to have the option to test the new Leica Q Type 116 and utilized it at SalonQP. It’s sorted an out 28 mm F1.7 focal point, 24 megapixel full casing CMOS sensor, magnesium compound body that feels like it has been slashed from a strong square of metal . . . what’s more, it is amazing! I’ve just arranged one.
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