Salon des Grandes Complications 2016 participants announced

The 2016 edition of the Salon des Grandes Complications exhibition will take place from November 7 to November 10, and will feature no less than 19 brands. This is year three for the Salon, which will once again be held at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

A watchmaker from A. Lange & Söhne works on a Datograph calibre at the 2015 Salon.

A watchmaker from A. Lange & Söhne works on a Datograph calibre at the 2015 Salon.

Review: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase, A Watch With Serious Heart

The Saxonia collection has been a part of A. Lange & Söhne’s history since the brand had its rebirth in 1994. Today the collection serves multiple purposes – the most inexpensive Lange can be found in this collection (still mechanical) but you can also turn to this collection if you want seriously complicated watches. The Saxonia Moon Phase that we’re reviewing today was unveiled at SIHH 2016 – we thought it was brilliant back then and now, after spending some more time with it, we’re completely taken with it.

This is one of the best looking moonphase watches of 2016 in our book.

This is one of the best looking moonphase watches of 2016 in our book.

Tissot Heritage 1936 to hit the Middle East soon

The Tissot Heritage 1936 that we first heard about at BaselWorld 2016 will soon be hitting Middle East boutiques. Hooray! This watch is based on a vintage pocket watch from Tissot’s collection dating back to 1936, and features a Unitas/ETA 6498-1 calibre.

It's great to see Tissot looking back at its rich history for inspiration.

It’s great to see Tissot looking back at its rich history for inspiration.

Tag Heuer’s Connected Watch gets an Arabic dial ahead of Eid Al Adha

Time does not wait – that’s the English translation of the Arabic Calligraphy you’ll find on the newest dial of the Tag Heuer Connected Watch. The distinctive Arabic dial was designed by Lebanese street artist Yazan Halwani, and was launched in Dubai on September 7, just a few days ahead of Eid Al Adha. The watch face is free to download for new and existing users of the Tag Heuer Connected Watch.

Tag Heuer has been busy adding new dials to its Connected Watch, and we're sure this new dial will help the brand connect more to Middle Eastern audiences.

Tag Heuer has been busy adding new dials to its Connected Watch, and we’re sure this new dial will help the brand connect more to Middle Eastern audiences.

MB&F introduces Balthazar, a robot clock with two personalities

We reckon the creative geniuses at MB&F bathe in a ‘creativity fountain’ because they always manage to surprise us with their beautiful horological creations. The independent brand has just announced its latest mechanical deskclock (it seems wrong to say it’s just a deskclock), a robot with two personalities named Balthazar.

Balthazar has two sides, this is his 'light side'.

Balthazar has two sides, this is his ‘light side’.