Gallerist Richard Gauntlett, Revolution contributor Simon de Burton, Ken Kessler and Mimi Nishikawa
On 10 December, the Rosewood London was the venue for the unveiling of the re-designed Revolution UK. The event – hailed by Zeina Dakak of Finch and Partners as “one of the best of the year” – also marked the tenth anniversary of the very first Revolution magazine as well as giving an opportunity to thank the brands, collectors and industry professionals that have supported Revolution UK in its first year.
The new look Revolution aims to take watches out of the realms of abstract and put them into a lifestyle context, examining how they are worn and used and by whom, as well as looking at the social references of timekeeping and the crossover into popular culture. In this way we hope to appeal to both existing timepiece collectors and a new, younger base of watch buyers.
Rosewood London’s stunning Mirror Room hosted almost 150 guests and their timepieces, which ranged from our very own special edition 10th Anniversary Revolution Panerai to a Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Complication, several Hublots, vintage Cartiers and every flavour of Tudor and Rolex.
In attendance were Revolution’s Wei Koh, Tracey Llewellyn, Ken Kessler and Nick Edgley, contributors Simon de Burton, James Sherwood, Watch Anish and Andrew Hildreth and photographer Micha Theiner, as well as Group Style Director Sarah Ann Murray and sister magazine The Rake.
From the trade, there were guests from Harrods, Selfridges, DM London, Watchfinder, David Morris and Time Products. They mingled with tattoo genius and friend of Revolution Mo Coppoletta, assorted collectors including John Vasili and Al Quinnell, Adrian Hailwood from auction house Fellows, and a plethora of watch brands including Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Bulgari, Bulova, Cartier, Chopard, Glycine, Greubel Forsey, Hermès, Hublot, IWC, Junghans, Lange & Söhne, Linde Werdelin, MB&F, Mazzuoli, Montblanc, Nomos, Oris, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Ralph Lauren, Rolex, Shinola, Seiko, Struthers London, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin, Victorinox, and too many more to list.
Guests enjoyed champagne and martini bars as well as canapés, sushi and hand-carved Iberico ham. A wine tasting was also arranged by Berry Brothers, ensuring that everyone stayed until well past the official 9.30pm closing. On leaving guests were treated to gift bags that included copies of Revolution, Liz Earle cosmetics, Miller Harris perfumes, bags of Propercorn gourmet popcorn, JM Weston candles, Caran d’Ache pens and Psycle vouchers.
Read more about the Revolution IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound 10th Anniversary Limited Edition, as well as the Revolution Panerai 10th Anniversary Limited Edition.