Known as one of the wealthiest royals in the world, Prince Albert, II, of Monaco, exemplifies all that is luxury, this extends to his annual event, Top Marques. Since 2004, this event, which takes place annually at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and is most well-known as a car show touted as one at which test drives are converted into sales. In addition to cars, Top Marques also showcases the best of the best of luxury aircraft, banking, boats, footwear, handbags, jewelry, real estate, and wine.
Top Marques Watches
One of the highlights of the event has become the watches, where again, one can “test drive” and buy a luxury watch. So much so, that the watch portion of the event was turned into its own Top Marques Watches event in 2015.
Watch Brands on Display
Top watch brands were on hand for Top Marques Watches held in September 2015 and again in September 2016 including Franck Muller, Greubel Forsey, Atelier Demonaco, Arnold and Son, Urwerk, as well as more than a dozen Haute jewelry brands.
Planning Your Trip
Tickets to the event are surprisingly inexpensive at less than $100 each, and the watches? As they say, if you have to ask… So, start planning your trip, Top Marques Watches 2017 is September 28-30 at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo in the heart of Monte Carlo, facing Square Beaumarchais, and a very short walk from the famous Place du Casino.
Whether you arrive by air (fly into Nice, France), by train, by road, or by sea, the third annual Top Marques Watches promises a large number of guests and an impressive showcase of some of the most incredible watches you’ll ever see. A portion of the proceeds from the event’s ticket sales is always donated to Monaco Aide et Présence, a charity established by Prince Albert, II.