ClubQP 2019 Winter Showcase: the highlights

Our winter event brought together sixteen top watch brands, original Gerald Genta artwork, distinguished speakers and a cohort of watch collectors

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Oliver Holms

If you came along to ClubQP's Winter Showcase at the end of November, you'll know that it was - if we can say so ourselves - a pretty good combination of fine watches, sophisticated surroundings and like-minded enthusiasts, with sixteen participating brands, each of which brought something special to proceedings. We had a world-class programme of talks with some of the most experienced and expert names in watchmaking, and a very rare opportunity to see first hand a selection of original Gerald Genta design sketches. If you weren't able to make it this time, there will be more ClubQP events before long, but for now, here's a taste of what you're missing.

ClubQP Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Justin Hast

ClubQP saw established brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc and Roger Dubuis rub shoulders with independent and upcoming artisan watchmakers

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ClubQP 2019 anOrdain
Oliver Holms

Scottish watch brand anOrdain was one such smaller player; already attracting plenty of attention for the quality of its enamel dials.

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ClubQP 2019 anOrdain
Oliver Holms
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ClubQP 2019 Omega Speedmaster 1969 Yellow Gold
Justin Hast

One of the highlights of the event was our closing-night talk on Speedmaster collecting, which was attended by not one, but two Omega Speedmaster 1969 Apollo XI BA145.022's (of which 1,014 were made).

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ClubQP 2019 Omega Speedmaster Racing Dial
Justin Hast

Other fantastic Speedmasters were brought along, including this 2004 "Japan Racing Dial" model

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ClubQP 2019 Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday
Justin Hast

..and of course, a Speedmaster "Speedy Tuesday", seen here on the wrist of Gerard Nijenbrinks, one of our expert panellists.

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ClubQP 2019 Doxa
Oliver Holms

We welcomed Doxa Watches to their first QP event...

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ClubQP 2019 Doxa
Oliver Holms

...where the limited edition solid gold Sub 200 T. Graph attracted plenty of interest.

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ClubQP 2019 Rolex Submariner
Justin Hast

Visitors were well kitted out in a real variety of watches.

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ClubQP 2019 Fears Brunswick Blue
Justin Hast

The new Fears Brunswick Blue

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ClubQP Roger Smith Stephane von Gunten Benoit Mintiens
Oliver Holms

Roger Smith (L), Benoit Mintiens, founder of Ressence (R) and Stephane von Gunten, director of research and innovation at Ulysse Nardin, took part in a discussion on watchmaking's embrace of technology. Read Timothy Barber's feature to find out more.

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ClubQP Ulysse Nardin Freak NeXt
Justin Hast

The Ulysse Nardin Freak NeXt

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ClubQP Ball Watch Company
Oliver Holms

Ball Watch Company displayed a range of its newest sports watches

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ClubQP Ball Watch Company Ash Dykes
Oliver Holms

As part of Ball's participation, ambassador Ash Dykes gave a moving and inspirational talk on his history of globe-trotting, record-breaking expeditions

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ClubQP Urban Jurgensen Alfred
Justin Hast

The Urban Jurgensen Alfred

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ClubQP Bell & Ross Carlos Rosillo
Oliver Holms

Bell & Ross CEO and co-founder Carlos Rosillo attended the event, with Bell & Ross exhibiting its new BR05 as well as other new watches.

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ClubQP Emile Chouriet Lac Leman Chronograph
Oliver Holms

The Emile Chouriet Lac Leman Chronograph

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ClubQP Gerald Genta Artwork
Oliver Holms

We were very proud to present an exhibition of original artwork by Gerald Genta

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ClubQP Gerald Genta Artwork
Oliver Holms

Covering both watches, clocks and other decorative items, the exhibition was a truly rare chance to see up close the work of horology's greatest designer

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ClubQP Gerald Genta Artwork Royal Oak Nautilus
Oliver Holms

And of course, we included original design drawings of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus

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ClubQP Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon
Oliver Holms

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon in pink gold

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ClubQP Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Oliver Holms

A Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

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ClubQP Montblanc Minerva Stopwatch
Oliver Holms

Montblanc displayed a number of vintage Minerva stopwatches

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Oliver Holms
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ClubQP Montblanc Heritage Perpetual Calendar
Oliver Holms

The Montblanc Heritage Perpetual Calendar

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ClubQP Reservoir Hydrosphere
Oliver Holms

The Reservoir Hydrosphere

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ClubQP Roger Dubuis Haute Joaillerie Velvet
Oliver Holms

Roger Dubuis displayed a fully diamond-set Velvet watch

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ClubQP Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar
Oliver Holms

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar

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ClubQP Vacheron Constantin Watchmaker
Oliver Holms

Vacheron Constantin's master watchmaker was in attendance, to demonstrate her skill in restoration and repair of vintage pieces

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