Top Marques Watches, Monaco’s only exhibition dedicated to exclusive timepieces and bespoke jewellery, will be returning to the Principality for its second edition in September, organisers announced today.

Following the success of the launch event last year, the 2016 edition of Top Marques Watches will be held in the Hotel Hermitage’s Salle Belle Epoque from September 29th until October 1st.

The ‘Pop-Up Gallery’ - where every exquisite timepiece and rare jewel is for sale - has been extended by one day for this second edition due to demand.

The show is being organized in association with the private bank The Edmond de Rothschild Group and will take place at the same time as the Monaco Yacht Show, the most important superyacht exhibition on the nautical calendar.

Top Marques Watches is open to the public and provides watch connoisseurs, lovers of all things luxurious or simply the inquisitive the perfect opportunity to peruse collections from the world’s top watch and jewellery brands in the auspicious surroundings of the Salle Belle Epoque ballroom.

An invitation-only cocktail party will also be held in the historic venue on the evening of September 29th, allowing guests a chance to view objects that catch their eye in a discrete yet convivial ambiance over a glass of champagne. 

The Top Marques Monaco team decided to launch this break-away event last year after calls from leading watchmakers for more exposure to potential clients in Monaco, the international capital of luxury.

Eighteen brands of Haute-Horlogerie and Haute-Jewellery were showcased at the inaugural edition of Top Marques Watches, the first exhibition of its kind to be held in the Principality.

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Photos: The majestic Salle Belle Epoque (top); The Symbol of Monaco by Elena Sivoldaeva (bottom left) and a collection of Franck Muller watches (bottom right)