In November 2011, luxury department store Harrods revealed its stunning 18,000-square-foot Fine Watch Room, that carries Europe’s largest collection of timepieces, spanning 35 brands and featuring everything from classic masterpieces to innovative, futuristic complications. Now, one year later, eight high-end watch brands are creating unique one-of-a-kind watches to mark Harrods’ Fine Watch Room’s anniversary. All of these exclusive timepieces will be displayed at Salon QP from November 8–10, while Harrods will also be sponsoring the Seminar Theatre with the celebratory event on Saatchi’s second floor Gallery, where presentations, workshops and demonstrations will also take place.
£140,000 ($225,600) Audemars Piguet Ladies Tuxedo Automatique features an 18 carat white gold case, entirely set with diamonds, which are also on its strap (621 brilliant cut diamonds) giving the watch a total weight of 7.45 carats.
£153,600 ($247,500) Breguet High Jewellery Dentelle Diamond Watch features an 18 carat white gold case set with 245 diamonds, the mother of pearl dial is highlighted by another 123 diamonds, while an alligator and white satin strap boasts an additional 26 diamonds.
£51,500 ($83,000) Franck Muller Piece Unique for Harrods features Frank Muller’s signature rectangular bezel design, based on the celebrated Long Island watch, with its rose gold case set with diamonds, while the numerals are set with pessartite gold dust and topaz khaki stones to emulate the famed Harrods’ colours of gold and green.
£69,200 ($111,500) Hublot Piece Unique Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon features titanium case, an all black skeletonised interior and is based on the Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon.
£21,500 ($34,600) Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde features gold case, which is domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, while the dial has been created on the movement main plate itself, and decorated with a large “Grand Colimaçon”.
£55,000 ($88,600) Roger Dubuis Piece Unique for Harrods features a rose-gold bezel and black alligator strap and actually is an intricate Excalibur World Time model, on which the London time zone is replaced with a Harrods time zone.
£49,200 ($79,300) Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art ‘Harrods’ features a translucent enamel layer placed over a guilloche dial, and a skeletonised case back numbered 1 of 1 and inscribed with “Harrods – 1 Year Anniversary”. It’s perfect indicator of Vacheron Constantin’s craftsmanship and ability to link art and haute horology.
£154,000 ($248,200) Zenith Christopher Columbus Charles Fleck Rose Gold Unique Piece features a rose gold case skeleton caliber, while the sapphire dials feature rose-gold hands finished off with a brown leather strap.