The five things we enjoyed the most at Dubai Watch Week 2016

Going into the second edition of Dubai Watch Week (DWW), we were certain that event organiser Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons had something incredible in store. The first DWW was a fantastic horological event, and although our expectations were high for the second edition, the Middle East’s largest watch retailer exceeded them all. We’re now 100% sure that DWW has established Dubai as the horological destination to visit, in the second half of the year.

Dubai Watch Week 2016 should be a frame of reference for other retailers intending to create their own horological events.

Dubai Watch Week 2016 should be a frame of reference for other retailers intending to create their own horological events.

Dubai Watch Week 2016 grows significantly in stature

Following its first successful run in 2015, Dubai Watch Week (DWW) 2016 is officially underway, and runs from November 16 to 19 at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). DWW is the Middle East’s most prominent horological event, and for 2016 event organiser Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons – the Middle East’s largest watch retailer – has upped the scope of the event significantly.

The region's preeminent horological event is underway.

The region’s preeminent horological event is underway.

Hands-on: A couple of cool in blue H. Moser & Cie watches

Earlier this year, a little before BaselWorld 2015 began, H. Moser & Cie (HMC) took the wraps off a couple of new watches. The first was the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue, followed by the Dual Time Midnight Blue Fumé Venturer Tourbillon, and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend some time with both at the inaugural Dubai Watch Week.

Blue dials are in, and these are among the best we've ever seen.

Blue dials are in, and these are among the best we’ve ever seen.

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.

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.