The winners of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève 2016

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève (GPHG) is one of the most important events in the watchmaking industry, and with the help of 27 experts, honored 14 different watches on November 10. An award was also given to the George Daniels Educational Trust, and the public – by way of the internet – were also given a chance to vote on a separate category.

All of the GPHG 2016 winners gather on stage.

All of the GPHG 2016 winners gather on stage.

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.

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.

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.

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.