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Top Marques Watches returns to the Hermitage

Top Marques Watches returns to the Hermitage

By Staff Writer - September 12, 2017

Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco
Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco

The third Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery showcasing the industry’s most exclusive brands will open later this month at Monaco’s Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo.

The Principality’s only exhibition dedicated to Haute Horlogerie and Jewellery under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert will return to the historical Salle Belle Époque, from September 28 to 30.

Organised by the team behind the highly acclaimed Top Marques supercar show, held in Monaco each April, this event follows the same winning formula where all luxury items on display are for sale.

Manoj Bairstow, managing director of Top Marques Monaco, said: “We are really excited about this third edition of our watch and jewellery show, to which we hope many visitors will come to admire the wonderful brands in the beautiful setting of La Salle Belle Epoque.”

Open to the public free of charge, it gives watch connoisseurs, sybarites or simply the inquisitive a rare opportunity to see collections from some of the world’s most exclusive watch and jewellery brands up close. 

Highlights this year include watchmaker Geubel Forsey and its highly complicated timepieces with a price tag of more than €1 million and Maison DeWitt, a Swiss watchmaker, who recently made waves at the Hong Kong Watch fair with its diamond-encrusted Academia Collection.

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Franck Muller watch. Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco

Franck Muller, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, will also be present at the exhibition as well as Hesjy, one of the newest stars in the world of watch-making, founded earlier this year in Switzerland. 

Meanwhile, the world of jewellery will be represented by some of its most creative and elegant contributors such as designers Elena Silvodaeva, Jasre, and HRH Jewels, all from Monaco, and Sandra Biloé Joaillerie Monte-Carlo, a new brand created in 2017 by French/Brazilian contemporary artist Sandra Biloé. The Monegasque jewellers will be joined by VAK Fine Jewels, bespoke designers based in the Indian city of Mumbai. 

Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco
Photo: Facebook Top Marques Monaco

An invitation-only cocktail party will also be held in the historic venue on the evening of September 28th where guests will get the opportunity to participate in a fund-raising auction for Monaco Disease Power. The Monegasque association under the honorary presidency of Prince Albert supports the families of children with physical disabilities or mental illness. All proceeds of the auction will go towards the creation of a respite house for families in the Alpes de Haute Provence.

“We are hugely grateful to our partners La Societe des Bains de Mer, Monaco’s Direction du Tourisme et des Congres, Monegasque real estate Marzocco and Villa Sandi for their help and support in bringing this fantastic show to the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo,” Mr Bairstow commented.

As with previous editions of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery, the event will take place during the Monaco Yacht Show, the yachting industry’s most important annual show attracting more than 32,000 visitors each year.

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