Dubai Watch Week to take place in October 2015

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons (AS&S) has partnered with the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) to announce Dubai’s first annual watch event, Dubai Watch Week (DWW). The global event is being held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

The first edition of Dubai Watch Week will take place from October 18 to October 22.

The first edition of Dubai Watch Week will take place from October 18 to October 22.

Vacheron Constantin opens new boutique in The Dubai Mall

With 260-years of uninterrupted history under its belt, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch brand. Sure, there are brands that were founded earlier than Vacheron but none have remained in continuous operation for as long as the Geneva-based Maison.

To those passionate about fine watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe are known as the ‘holy trinity’, and on the 16th of July 2015, Vacheron joined its counterparts in The Dubai Mall with its very own boutique.

Vacheron's Dubai Mall boutique opened its doors for the first time on July 16th.

Vacheron’s Dubai Mall boutique opened its doors for the first time on July 16th.

Speake-Marin announces Only Watch 2015 participation

Speake-Marin is joining the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction, and will be donating a unique timepiece, the Resilience “One Art”. Only Watch is a biennial event that raises money to finance research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a neuromuscular disease that primarily affects young boys. This year, a total of 40 watch brands are joining the fight against DMD.

Speake-Marin joins other independent brands in supporting Only Watch this year.

Speake-Marin joins other independent brands in supporting Only Watch this year.

MB&F’s HM6 Space Pirate gets a gold makeover

When MB&F released its Horological Machine 6 Space Pirate back in 2014, it caused quite a stir. To some (like us), it was a staggering display of mechanical mastery and to others, it was an oddball that they didn’t understand. Recently however, fresh validation for the HM6 came from the Red Dot Design Awards, where MB&F walked away with a big win. The validation prompted a celebration, and thus the HM6 Space Pirate RT was unleashed with a rose-gold case.

If you love the original HM6 Space Pirate but titanium is a little too plain for you, there's a new rose-gold option on the table.

If you love the original HM6 Space Pirate but titanium is a little too plain for you, there’s a new rose-gold option on the table.

Tudor announces vintage inspired Black Bay One for Only Watch

Geneva-based Tudor has said that it will donate a unique timepiece to the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, slated to take place on November 7. The Heritage Black Bay One, reference 7923/001, marks Tudor’s first association with Only Watch, a charity that raises money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with the Heritage Black Bay One. Just look at it.

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with the Heritage Black Bay One. Just look at it.

The ‘Only Watch’ charity auction

Established in 2005, Only Watch is a charity that provides a platform for watch brands to simultaneously show-off their talents, and show their support to a noble cause. The cause in this case is broad research into neuromuscular diseases and, in particular, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.