Watch-spotting: Cadillac ‘V’ Week

“Listen, one of our chief engineers is in town, and he’s wearing an Omega that his father first purchased back in the 60s. You’ve got to see it!” It’s a lovely thing to have colleagues in other industries who know what tickles your fancy. The sentence in quotes is the meaty end of a call we received from General Motors Middle East’s product communications manager. It was all we needed to fire back “We’ll be there!”

We spent time with an incredible Omega and drove the magnificent ATS-V (right) and CTS-V (left) at 'V' week.

We spent time with an incredible Omega and drove the magnificent ATS-V (right) and CTS-V (left) at ‘V’ week.

Breitling has a dedicated hangar at the Dubai Mall

Tool watch specialist Breitling has become the latest brand to establish a dedicated boutique at the prestigious Dubai Mall. The 130-year old independent brand’s new hangar is located close to the mall’s main entrance, between the Grand Atrium and the Bloomingdale Atrium, alongside watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, and Vacheron Constantin. The new boutique is Breitling’s fourth dedicated boutique in Dubai.

The boutique was officially opened on October 18.

The boutique was officially opened on October 18.

Tudor introduces Heritage Black Bay Black

Hot on the heels of the vintage inspired Black Bay One unique piece that Tudor produced for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction (read our story here), the Swiss-brand has, once again, expanded its Heritage Black Bay collection. The new Heritage Black Bay Black will be sold alongside the red- and blue-bezel diver’s watches, which were introduced in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

Tudor's Heritage Black Bay collection now consists of three timepieces.

Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay collection now consists of three timepieces.

Chopard boutique re-opens in Mall of the Emirates

Chopard has a new, dedicated presence in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates shopping mall. The boutique is located close to the central atrium, alongside brands such as Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels and Vacheron Constantin, and is managed by Chopard’s partner, Dubai-based Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

Chopard’s new boutique is now open for business.