Bremont Will Display Nelson's Pocket Watch at SalonQP
Tuesday - 30 October 2012 By Nikki Walker
Bremont will display an original gold pocket watch belonging to Lord Nelson at the UK's only fine watch exhibition, SalonQP. The pocket watch will be showcased alongside the Bremont Victory, the limited edition made using original parts of HMS Victory.
Nelson's pocket watch was given to his daughter, Horatia, after his death in 1805, and kept in the family until 1957 when it was passed on to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth by one of her great grandsons. The Museum is now loaning the piece to Bremont for an exclusive two-day display at SalonQP, between November 8th-9th at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
Bremont worked closely with the National Museum of the Royal Navy to create the Victory watch. Original copper from the nails that held the HMS Victory together is used in the barrel of the watch, push buttons and crown, while the rear of the watch features oak from the hull of the ship in the outer rim. Parts of the proceeds of each watch will be donated to help the refurbishment and preservation of the ship.
Nelson's pocket watch and the Victory watch will be shown alongside a selection of new releases for 2012 and iconic past collections at SalonQP. Tickets for the exhibition are available to purchase at www.salonqp.com.