Dubai Watch Week returns
Luminaries of Swiss watchmaking will probably be in Dubai for panels and unique launches on the area's largest occasion devoted to luxurious watches
The occasion will see specialists discussing how the digital panorama is reworking the watch trade Innovation and expertise are the 2 phrases on the lips of Dubai Watch Week organisers this November 20-24, with the main lights of Swiss watchmaking arriving in Dubai for the area’s main platform on luxurious watches.
The theme for this yr’s four-day occasion unpicks and explores how the trade is being disrupted and reworked due to expertise.
Dubai Watch Week, now in its fourth yr, is the creation of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the area’s main watch retailer and distributor.
Based in 2015 as a non-commercial occasion to deliver the worldwide watch neighborhood collectively in Dubai, it offers an unparalleled alternative for watch fanatics to mingle with watch model homeowners, inventive administrators, watchmakers and specialists in an intimate and pleasant setting.
“Dubai Watch Week is proud to current probably the most thrilling editions thus far as we discover the world of innovation and expertise by way of the eyes of our companions, manufacturers and supporters,” says Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, Director Normal of Dubai Watch Week.
"The occasion has grown organically over the previous few years and this yr we've the most important version with over 6, 000 sq m of area that may deliver to life our imaginative and prescient. The fourth version is ready to be a memorable occasion with milestones such because the participation of Rolex and different thrilling programmes. We stay up for welcoming guests to the 2019 version of probably the most anticipated horological occasions of the yr."
Reworking the watch trade
Throughout November 20-24, a collection of panel discussions, exhibitions, talks, networking occasions and unique launches will happen in DIFC. The fourth version will see specialists discussing how the digital panorama and expertise is reworking the watch trade and disrupting it at each stage.
A Horology Discussion board will supply an mental area the place discussions in regards to the state of the trade happen between main authors, collectors, manufacturers and professionals – it represents a uncommon alternative to fulfill and work together with the women and men who create a number of the world’s most well-known luxurious watches.
For the primary time, Rolex will probably be collaborating, with an exhibition devoted to its emblematic Oyster Perpetual Submariner.
“We're extraordinarily honoured to have Rolex offered for the primary time at Dubai Watch Week. That is one thing actually particular for Dubai following the opening of the most important Rolex Boutique on the earth in 2018,” says Abdul Hamied Ahmed Seddiqi, Vice Chairman of Seddiqi Holding.
For these whose curiosity was piqued by the latest world-record breaking sale of a Patek Philippe, there's a masterclass on why the model reigns over the collectible watch market, led by specialist Eric Tortella.
For these within the artwork and craft of watchmaking, there are alternatives to attempt your hand at uncommon abilities resembling assembling, engraving and enamelling. There's even a youngsters’ public sale going down, for folks keen to make sure that their offspring get a head begin within the thrilling artwork of bidding.
Amongst the manufacturers with a presence at Dubai Watch Week resembling Bovet, Bulgari, Ulysse Nardin and Chopard will probably be a few of its most revered figureheads. Typically dubbed the ‘saviour of the watch trade’, Jean-Claude Biver graces Dubai Watch Week on the Horology Discussion board with a dialogue on the way to harness advertising to remodel a model.
Having made Hublot and TAG Heuer international successes, he's certainly one of many main specialists whose insights throughout the week are an unmissable alternative to study extra in regards to the world of watchmaking.