The Best Top International Luxury Fairs
Top Marques Monaco
Top Marques Monaco is predominantly a supercar show but it also showcases other aspects of a luxury lifestyle such as elegant watches, state-of-the-art superboats and bespoke jewellery. VIP guests can use the iconic Monaco Grand Prix circuit for customised test drives, taking the latest super car on the notoriously demanding F1 track makes the show attractive to high net worth visitors.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance purports to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the famed eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.
The annual affair, which has raised over $16 million for charity, includes a series of related events, such as the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto, Pebble Beach Motoring Classic and the Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company.
This luxury show is the world's most important event for the watch and jewellery industry and is held each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland. It is a unique success story, with over 100,000 people from more than 100 different counties visiting the show. Products and brands are showcased at a sophisticated level in an exclusive atmosphere, with high quality personal contacts and business deals ensured.
This celebration of exquisite, art, antiques and design from across the world takes place at the end of June and in a custom-built pavilion set in the spectacular South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Masterpiece London brings together collectors, exhibitors and curators from around the world for an unparalleled show of fine art, antiques and design. The fair is committed to offering the best objects available, presenting a unique opportunity to collect across multiple disciplines and mixing contemporary with antique, the traditional with the eclectic.
Salon QP takes place at the Saaatchi Gallery each year in November. Started 5 years ago, it has become the top luxury watch exhibition in the UK. It brings watch brands from all over the world and if you are a keen horologist you will find everything from the most expensive watches to the latest quirky offerings and even get to meet some of the famous designers themselves. Look out for great British brands such as Bremont and Roger Smith.
SeaFair is the world's first mobile megayacht venue, it pairs international fine art, jewellery and collectables with harbour view dining and special events in cities along the East coast of the USA. The $40M purpose built yacht has four decks and 28 exhibit spaces as well as a coffee bar, open-air champagne and caviar lounge, formal glass-walled restaurant, informal open-air restaurant and cocktail reception area. The creative concept was developed by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) who are leaders in organising prestigious art fairs throughout the world.
Masters of LXRY (formerly known as Millionaire Fair)
Masters of LXRY is where the biggest names from the world of art, interior design, gastronomy, jewellery, boats, cars and watches come together in Amsterdam in December, with culinary master chefs, surprising and contemporary entertainment, fashion shows, wine tastings and exclusive launches. There is Art on the Avenue, where you will find galleries of modern and old master art, Beauty Boulevard, The Gallery - a modern and open exhibition space, Travel on the Square and Special Projects in the field of interior design, electronics and lifestyle. It really is quite an experience. 12-16th December.
World Royal Luxury and Yacht Show
This in-water super yacht and luxury show held in April presents a total superyachting experience, with some inviting you exclusively for sea trials - 'try before you buy … or charter'. There are also the world's leading specialised superyacht equipment manufacturers all represented in one exclusive platform, staging the finest innovations to date. Luxury super brands illustrate the world of exclusivity by showing the hottest trends and launching their newest products and services, from jewellers, fashion and design to supercars, helicopters and travel. Shame the website is so dreadful. The World Royal Luxury And Yacht Show in 2014 will be held in Amsterdam between the 17th and 20th April
1.618 Sustainable Luxury Fair
This annual fair dedicated to sustainable luxury aims to give international visibility to brands committed to sustainable development in the construction of a new economy. It is both a trade show and an art exhibition, with all would-be exhibitors screened and only those with responsible practice on show. The Fair showcases those luxury products, services and destinations that combine socially responsible consumption with the high demands from a sophisticated design-driven lifestyle.
This is China's largest annual yacht show and lifestyle exhibition held in March. Hainan Rendez-vous is the flagship show from China Rendez-Vous Ltd, the organisers of acclaimed luxury lifestyle events in China. This has become a must-attend exhibition for the world's marquee auto and high-end consumer brands, it showcases upmarket residential properties from around the globe along with a gallery of fine artworks and provides a social networking platform for China's financial elites and their international counterparts.