The History of Top marques Watches
Top Marques Watches is the only exhibition dedicated to exclusive timepieces and bespoke jewellery to take place annually in the Principality of Monaco. It is held over two days during the Monaco Yacht Show, in the Hotel Hermitage’s main function room, the majestical Salle Belle Epoque.
Essentially a ‘Pop-up’ show where all exhibits are on sale, the event is organised by the same team behind Top Marques Monaco, a highly-acclaimed supercar and luxury exhibition held in the award-winning Grimaldi Forum every April. Top Marques Monaco celebrated its 15th anniversary this year
Top Marques Watches, under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, was set up in 2015 following calls from leading watchmakers for more exposure to potential clients in Monaco, the international capital of luxury. 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.
Since its inauguration, more than 40 of the most exclusive watch and jewellery brands have taken part in the show, supported by leading local organisations such as La Societe des Bains de Mer, Monaco’s Direction du Tourism et des Congres, Marzocco real estate and Le Point magazine.
Top Marques Watches & Jewellery is also partnered by Monaco Disease Power a Monegasque association which supports the families of children with physical disabilities or mental illness. A charity tombola and auction is held each year during the show to raise awareness and funds for the association.
This year’s event – the 4th Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery – will take place from September 27th – 28th 2018.