The 3rd Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery, which took place from 28-30th September, was a three-day extravaganza of innovation, design and breath-taking beauty.
The annual event in the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo was also marked by overwhelming generosity – with more than €60,000 raised for the show’s sponsor, Monaco Disease Power.
Monaco Disease Power works with the families of children with disabilities, and money raised through a charity auction and tombola at the show’s Opening Cocktail will go towards the creation of a second residential home.
Prizes included a Breguet watch donated by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, high patron of both Monaco Disease Power and Top Marque Watches & Jewellery.
Muriel Natali-Laure, President of Monaco Disease Power, said: «On behalf of the people and families affected by mental disability and autism, I would like to sincerely thank H.S.H Prince Albert II for his support, as well as all the donors for their generosity. I would also like to thank the organisers of Top Marques Watches, a partner and loyal supporter of Monaco Disease Power, who teamed up with us for this wonderful event.”
The ‘Pop-up’ watch and jewellery show took place in one of Monaco’s most picturesque settings, the Salle Belle Epoque. Highlights including leading luxury brands such as Greubel Forsey, Franck Muller, DeWitt and Tag Heuer. Also receiving wonderful reviews were timepieces by new brands HESJY and Nunzio La Vecchia.
The timepieces were showcased alongside jewellery displays by Monegasque designers Jasré, H.R.H jewels and Sandra Bilboé Joaillerie, as well as an ethereal exhibition by artist Isabelle Arpagian, who creates artwork for castles and art collectors.
Manoj Bairstow, Managing Director of Top Marques Monaco, said: “Top Marques Watches & Jewellery only began three years ago and I am very proud of how far the event has come in such a short amount of time.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated in the show, as well as our partners La Societe des Bains de Mer, the Direction of Tourism and Convention, Marzocco real estate, Elena Silvodaeva Exclusive and Villa Sandi, who provided the excellent wines for our cocktail parties.
“I would also like to send a massive thank you to everyone who gave so generously to our charity auction and tombola. In just three years of Top Marques Watches we have managed to raise more than €200,000 for Monaco Disease Power which I believe is a huge achievement by all involved. Thank you.”
What they say about us:
"I am very happy to have participated at Top Marques Watches & Jewellery. A very professional team, many customers present and a prestigious event. I can’t wait until the next edition!" Sandra Bibloé
"I wanted to thank you for your stunning event Top Marques Watches & Jewellery in the Hotel Hermitage, I was very happy to exhibit again over three days from 28th to 30th September 2017. Looking forward to returning in 2018." Isabelle Arpagian
"Franck Muller was one again delighted to participate in this 3rd edition of Top Marques Watches in Monaco last month where we presented our latest collection to a selective audience." Nicolas Rudaz, director general of the Franck Muller Group.
"I feel compelled to write to thank you for your great support and efforts beyond mere professionalism to make our participation in Top Marques Watches become such a fantastic success for us.
"The location’s stylish ambience and its almost private atmosphere intrigued guests and casual visitors alike. The distinct exhibition style of Top Marques Watches proved to be an excellent setting for us to showcase the subtle details and striking perfection on our handcrafted timepieces. We are very pleased all round." Nunzio La Vecchia, NLV Watches
The Fourth Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery will take place from 27th to 29th September 2018.