Dubai Watch Week made a return to the Emirate and saw watch enthusiasts from all over the globe visiting for the Middle East’s largest watch event
The fourth edition of Dubai Watch Week presented the theme of Innovation and Technology. The event at Dubai’s DIFC discussed how these two driving forces are shaping the watch industry today.
Under the guidance of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Dubai Watch Week was open to collectors, brands, watch enthusiasts and member of the media who came together to share knowledge and discover the latest novelties and trends in watchmaking. Opened by the Dubai Watch Week Committee, the event saw a number of key CEOs from around the globe sharing their knowledge in talks and panels. Participating brands included Roger Dubuis Ulysse Nardin, Rolex, Bell & Ross, Chopard, Bovet and many more.
The Horology Forum was host to several discussions throughout the event with a focus on technology and innovation in the industry. Guest speakers included Jean-Claude Biver, Aline Sylla-Walbaum, Global Managing Director of Luxury at Christie’s, watch collector Hamdan Al Hudaidi and more. Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum also attended on Day three of the event and showed her interest in some of the pieces on display.
The launch of the Hublot and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Classic Fusion Special Edition Bronze Anticlockwise watch was much talked about. The all-new timepiece was launched on November 22nd and is Hublot’s first-ever watch made fully from bronze. Featuring a grey dial, Arabic numerals and an anti-clockwise movement, which is a first for the brand.
Another exciting launch was the De Bethune X @byJorgHysek Dream Watch 6 Table Clock. This unique piece uses contemporary art mechanics to give a moon phase with an accuracy of 5.7 seconds in a lunar month, or one day every 1225 years. The complexity of this clock is so in-dept it combines a unique design with the most forward-thinking technology.
Dubai Watch Week was organised in partnership with Christie’s who presented a number of talks and discussions across the four-day event, as well as the opportunity for visitors to discover auction pieces and have the opportunity to bid for some of the rarest watches in the world.