What you can expect at SIHH 2016

The 26th edition of the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) will take place in Geneva, kicking off on January 18, 2016, and will run until January 22. The big news is that nine independent brands will be joining the event, though one brand is also renouncing its participation.

SIHH 2015 took place from January 19 to 23 and marked the 25th anniversary of the Geneva based trade show.

SIHH 2015 took place from January 19 to 23 and marked the 25th anniversary of the Geneva based trade show.

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.

Vacheron Constantin opens new boutique in The Dubai Mall

With 260-years of uninterrupted history under its belt, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch brand. Sure, there are brands that were founded earlier than Vacheron but none have remained in continuous operation for as long as the Geneva-based Maison.

To those passionate about fine watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe are known as the ‘holy trinity’, and on the 16th of July 2015, Vacheron joined its counterparts in The Dubai Mall with its very own boutique.

Vacheron's Dubai Mall boutique opened its doors for the first time on July 16th.

Vacheron’s Dubai Mall boutique opened its doors for the first time on July 16th.

TAG Heuer CEO Stéphane Linder Resigns

A little over a year after taking the top job at TAG Heuer, Stéphane Linder has resigned as CEO of the Swiss watchmaker. Industry veteran Jean-Claude Biver – the current Head of Watchmaking at LVMH – has stepped in until a new CEO can be found.

Stéphane Linder's first day as CEO was June 1, 2013.

Stéphane Linder’s first day as CEO was June 1, 2013.

Stéphane Linder took the reins as CEO after Jean-Christophe Babin left the company to take the top job at Bulgari.

Middle East ‘Watch of the Year’ 2014 winners announced

Hot on the heels of the first Salon des Grandes Complications, the annual Middle East ‘Watch of the Year’ awards took place at the Ritz-Carlton, DIFC on Thursday, November 27. Brands were honored for their contributions to watchmaking across 11 categories.

WOTY 2014 Winners

Inaugural Salon des Grandes Complications opens in Dubai

The Atrium at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will play host to a number of watchmaking brands, collectors and enthusiasts, as the first edition of the Salon des Grandes Complication (SDGC) is now open for business. The fine watchmaking exhibition will run for three days, leading in to the annual Middle East ‘Watch of the Year’ gala on Thursday, November 27.

The Salon des Grandes Complications aims to connect watch enthusiasts and collectors to brands.

The Salon des Grandes Complications aims to connect watch enthusiasts and collectors to brands.