Hands-On: A. Lange & Söhne Watches & Wonders Pieces (Part 2)

Yesterday we looked at two of the watches that A. Lange & Söhne released at the recent Watches & Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong. Today, we’re looking at the four other references that the Saxon manufacturer unveiled.

Horological heaven...

Horological heaven…

Titan unveils limited edition watch to celebrate UAE’s 44th National Day

Titan has been present in the U.A.E for over 20 years and, this year, is celebrating the country’s 44th National Day with a limited edition watch. The Titan Limited Edition UAE Watch is limited to 300 pieces, and was launched by HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Company, Ltd., at an event in Dubai on November 24.

For a company producing over 15-million watches a year, a run of 300 watches is very limited.

Hands-On: A. Lange & Söhne Watches & Wonders Pieces (Part 1)

2015 is a big year for A. Lange & Söhne. In honor of the 200th anniversary of founding father Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the brand has been unveiling new models that fully demonstrate the breath of watchmaking knowledge, and capabilities, that it has in-house.

We've split this article up since we had the chance to look at so many watches.

We’ve split this article up since we had the chance to look at so many watches.

Audemars Piguet boutique reopens in Mall of the Emirates

Fans and collectors of Audemars Piguet (AP) timepieces can once again turn to Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, as the AP boutique has reopened for business. Closed several weeks prior, the flagship boutique has undergone a complete rework, and now boasts a new design concept in line with other AP locations around the world. The boutique is managed by AP’s long time UAE retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

As one of Dubai’s most popular malls, this boutique is a key location for Audemars Piguet and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

Second edition of Salon des Grandes Complications opens

Earlier today, H.E. Essa Kazim, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mr. Adrian Bless, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in the UAE opened the 2015 edition of the Salon des Grandes Complication (SDGC). The fine watchmaking exhibition is open to all from November 16 to 19, and is located at the entrance of DIFC building 5.

The exhibition was formally opened after a press conference.

Only Watch 2015 raises over US $11-million

Yesterday, on November 7, the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction took place in Geneva, at the La Réserve – Hotel and Spa. 44 incredible one-off timepieces were auctioned to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and after the final hammer dropped, a total of US $11.268-million had been raised. A fantastic result!

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.