High jewellery watch exhibition to land at SalonQP

The Serpenti watch by Bulgari will be one of the designs on show at Gems of Time.

Gems of Time will showcase Bulgari, Piaget and De Beers timepieces.

Luxury watch exhibition SalonQP will host a uniquely-curated exhibition of high jewellery watches when it returns to Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery next month.

Gems of Time will celebrate ‘the heritage, glamour and craftsmanship’ of jewel-encrusted timepieces at the show which runs from November 6-8.

The collection, curated by editor of Telegraph Time Caragh McKay, will be hosted in a contemporary take on the jewellery box in a space designed by creative director Leila Latchin. The exhibition will also incorporate fine-jewellery drawings from fashion illustrator Nuno da Costa.

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Pieces from Piaget, Cartier, De Beers and Backes & Strauss will feature prominently alongside. Showcase displays will focus on a unique set of Bulgari Serpenti watches which Elizabeth Taylor wore on the set of Cleopatra and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101, the world’s smallest mechanical movement since its creation in 1929,that has allowed for the creation of many examples of mechanical high-jewellery watches.

Gems of Time also marks the first time that women’s watches have been given their own exhibition within SalonQP.

James Gurney, founder and director of SalonQP, commented: “I’m particularly pleased to have Gems of Time as part of SalonQP as the exhibition covers one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of watchmaking, quite apart from offering a more feminine, and frankly glamorous, aspect to SalonQP.” 

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