A key event in the international and regional horological calendar, Dubai Watch Week returns this month bringing together an extraordinary schedule of events, exhibitions and events that celebrate the art of horology. The 2019 edition of Dubai Watch Week will pay homage to two of the watch industry's biggest drivers of progress: innovation and technology.
The biennial horological event, founded by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, nurtured by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has evolved to become a significant platform dedicated to uniting and growing the global watch community for the preservation and transmission of horological knowledge.
“Dubai Watch Week’s is proud to present one of the most exciting editions to date as we explore the world of innovation and technology through the eyes of our partners, brands and supporters. The event has grown organically over the past few years and this year we have the largest edition with over 6000 SQM of space that will bring to life our vision. The fourth edition is set to be a memorable event with key milestones such as the participation of Rolex and several other exciting programmes that will be unveiled in due course. We look forward to welcoming our expanded and diverse visitors to the 2019 edition of one of the most anticipated horological events of the year,” said Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, Director General of Dubai Watch Week.
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BAZAAR has compiled all the details on the exciting five-day event which will take place in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center later this month. Here is everything you need to know...
When is Dubai Watch Week?
Dubai Watch Week will take place from November 20 to November 24, 2019.
Where Dubai Watch Week take place?
Who can attend?
Dubai Watch Week 2019 is a free-to-attend event that is open to both the industry and the general public. Online registration or invitation is required. Seats at the talks, masterclasses and events are subject to availability. Click here to register for Dubai Watch Week.
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What are the highlights?
"The Dubai Watch Week 2019 exhibition will allow brands to explore this year’s theme of ‘innovation & technology’. Some of the world’s premier marques will present their interpretation of the theme through a myriad of techniques presenting their latest timepieces, immersive experiences as well as exhibiting their innovative application and desire to track and tell time."
The Horology Forum
"The Horology Forum is an intellectual space comprised of a series of free-flowing discussions that take place between industry experts, icons, formidable pioneers, intellectuals, innovators, seasoned collectors and emerging forces to be reckoned with. This year, for the Horology Forum’s 5th edition, we have shifted our focus panoramically to involve industry drivers within and outside of the watch industry that will discuss controversial decisions, current events and historical moments in a meticulously arranged set of strategically curated panels."
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve Exhibition
"The only globally recognized independent international awards for excellence in watchmaking, the “Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève” (GPHG) made its inaugural visit to Dubai in 2013, with a subsequent visit organized during Dubai Watch Week.This year, the annual travelling exhibition will enable Dubai Watch Week attendees to discover the competition’s prize-winning models. Watchmaking enthusiasts, clients, journalists and collectors are invited to view and admire the year’s finest watchmaking at Dubai Watch Week."
"WatchBox Studios offers insight, opinion, and entertainment for watch novices and collectors alike. Through its three YouTube channels it provides the largest Luxury Watch Video network in the world with live streaming programs, thousands of hands-on watch reviews, and professionally-produced original content."
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Chopard Alpine Eagle Experience
"For the first time, Chopard will be present in a private exhibition area dedicated to its latest watch collection launched on October 1st; the Alpine Eagle. The 485 square meters, meticulously designed stand-alone area, will take the guests in an immersive journey to discover the unique Alpine Eagle environment. An official launch event will be held on November 21st."
The Rolex Experience
"This is the first time that Rolex will participate at a watchmaking event in the Middle East, with a dedicated exhibition exploring the universe of the Oyster Perpetual Submariner. Through panels and interactive displays, the Submariner exhibition tells the story of how the celebrated divers’ watch developed over the years. Guests will also discover how, over time, the Submariner became an emblematic watch on land as well as at sea."
Watchmaking Masterclass With Antoine & Florian Preziuso
"The watchmaking masterclass explores the different layers of watchmaking, introducing the concept and theory behind watch cases all the way into a practical application of the nesting process of a timepiece."
Serpenti: The Making Of An Icon
"Join Fabrizio Buonamassa, Creative Director for Watches at Bvlgari, as we discuss how the famous Italian brand brings together the best of daring jewllery design and the precision of Swiss watchmaking to create their beautiful ladies watches.Join the Bvlgari Creative Hub for to gain a unique insight into this intriguing world and to flex your very own creative muscles."
For more information and full schedule visit dubaiwatchweek.com.