Backes & Strauss, the oldest diamond company in the world, is set to shine in Monaco next week at the opening of the Second Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery.

The Master of Diamonds since 1789 will be exhibiting its Ultimate Bejewelled Timepieces at the luxury watch show, being held in the magnificent Salle Belle Epoque of the Hotel Hermitage from 29th September to 1st October.

Backes & Strauss is just one of a number of prestigious names to have been confirmed for the ‘Pop-up’ Show, which opens next Thursday during the Monaco Yacht Show.

Organisers also revealed today that a number of exclusive exhibits would be up for grabs in a Fund-raising Tombola for Monegasque association Monaco Disease Power.

Guests invited to the show’s Opening Cocktail Party on Thursday September 29th at the Hotel Hermitage’s Salle Belle Epoque will have the chance to win a number of incredible prizes including a bespoke brooch by designer Elena Sivoldaeva and a Rebellion Timepiece.

Parisian gallery Laurent Strouk has also donated an original painting by French artist Robert Combas following the success of his exhibition in the Grimaldi Forum this summer, whilst the event’s principal sponsor The Edmond de Rothschild group has offered a Barons de Rothschild Jeroboam of Champagne.

Under the honorary presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Monaco Disease Power supports the families of children with physical disabilities or mental illness.

One of the main projects of the association in recent years has been the creation of a respite house for families in the Alpes de Haute Provence and it is hoped that money raised at Top Marques Watches & Jewellery will contribute to the construction of a second centre.

Other brands to be represented at the Principality’s only event dedicated solely to Haute Horlogerie and Jewellery under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco include Swiss horologer Franck Muller, ultra-high-end watchmaker Cvstos and Greubel Forsey, creator of one of the rarest current-production timepieces, the Quadruple Tourbillion.

Heading up the list of luxury jewellery brands is Monaco resident Elena Sivoldaeva who will present her new Elena Sivoldaeva Exclusive collection.

A full list of exhibitors at next week’s Top Marques Watches & Jewellery, organized by the same team behind the world-renowned Top Marques Monaco supercar show, can be seen on the event’s website

Top Marques Watches & Jewellery 2016 will take place at the same time as the Monaco Yacht Show, the most important superyacht exhibition on the nautical calendar.

Press are invited to attend TOP MARQUES WATCHES &  JEWELLERY at any point during opening hours, from 1-8pm on Thursday, September 29th, 10am to 8pm on Friday, September 30th, and 10am to 7.30pm on Saturday, October 1st.

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IMAGES: Backes & Strauss (top) and Cvstos (below)