The UK’s premier luxury watch fair returned to London's iconic Saatchi Gallery on the weekend of November 2-4, 2017. In its' ninth year, Salon QP is the must-attend event for watch connoisseurs, fashion aficionados and those passionate about design and craftsmanship.
Armit Wines teamed up with the Telegraph and QP magazine to host over fifty of the world’s greatest watchmakers. From established brands, such as Fabergé Audemars Piguet, Greubel Forsey Jamie Hayon, to Montblanc, Girard Perregaux, Garrick, Urban Jurgensen and Urwerk to up-and-coming designers, the fair captures timepieces in their full diversity.
There are few things quite so stylish as a watch. From their elaborate internal workings to their beautifully crafted faces, a good watch is a miniature masterpiece of design and technology.
Equal parts science and art, both wine and design combine place and culture, with texture, ageability, colour and structure, forming the best of cloth and bottle. So raise a glass to the marriage of style and stems—a beautiful pairing indeed.
Armit Wines' expert sommelier Alex Tilling guided guests through a selection of bespoke wines, specially curated for Salon QP. Showcasing different wines to complement the particular theme of that day or night.
Thursday evening, Black Tie, White Dial: wines that whisper not shout, timeless, effortless, seamless, wines that reflect the style and character of the winemakers and pay homage to a tradition of heritage and craftsmanship.
Champagne Gimonnet Cuis 1er Cru NV, France
Champagne Geoffroy Volupte 1er Cru 2008, France
Digby Fine English Sparkling Wine Vintage 2010, UK
Friday daytime, Time & Space: how the phases of the moon affect quality of vines and wines alike, the energy of the earth is harnessed to enhance the wines, the moon dictates all the timings of harvest and winemaking.
Querciabella Mongrana 2013, Tuscany
Querciabella Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany
Querciabella Turpino 2010, Tuscany
Friday evening, Design & Materials: the grape is the new material: sourcing grapes from new up and coming regions according to suitability of microclimate to grape.
Delaire Graff Shiraz 2015, South Africa
Delaire Graff Swartland Chenin Blanc Reserve 2015, South Africa
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2013, South Africa
Saturday daytime, Behind the Wheel: combination of style, brand and performance: exquisite workmanship based on the best raw materials (grapes) has led to the building of one of the most sought after brands in the world, Ornellaia is a global leader in fine wine.
Ornellaia Le volte 2015, Tuscany
Ornellaia Serre Nuove 2014, Tuscany
Ornellaia Ornus 2011, Tuscany
By Megan Parkinson