Dubai Watch Week

Here’s a rundown of 2023’s Dubai Watch Week

The Dubai Watch Week is here for watch aficionados from the region and beyond. It will take place from November 16 to November 20, at The Gate, Dubai International Financial Centre. The event will serve as the premiere intersection for congruent industries such as horology, design, automotive, and art.

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Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Member of the Dubai Council, Dubai Watch Week will welcome over 60 of the world’s most iconic and popular watch brands. They will showcase their latest timepieces, with a few brands expected to unveil limited editions exclusively launched at the event. Watchmakers like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, TUDOR, Hublot, Chopard, Ulysse Nardin,Girard-Perregaux, Van Cleef & Arpels, CHANEL, and Bulgari will all have standalone spaces at the venue.

The exhibition will also house ‘The Collectors Loungespace’, a meeting ground for international and regional watch enthusiasts to unite under a single roof and attend curated sessions. This year’s programme This year’s programme will feature renowned thought leaders from the horology industry, including unique masterclasses by Nour Al Hassan, the creator of Kintsugi art workshops, and Max Busser, who will share his creative process behind designing and building a brand.

Horology Forum

Horology Forum is an original concept created by Dubai Watch Week. It will look at the intersection of horology with luxury, automotive, artisanship, and education, and offer a platform for free-flowing discussions between master craftsmen, visionaries, and seasoned collectors.

In 2023, Horology Forum will feature six panels, gathering renowned leaders from their respective fields to dissect and dialogue; and three debates. Dubai Watch Week will also introduce the first-ever Arabic panel, adding a new dimension to the platform and encouraging the wider audience to attend and experience what Dubai Watch Week has to offer.

Masterclasses

There are eleven masterclasses taking place at the Dubai Watch Week. These include one led by expert artisans from Bovet -‘Miss Audrey’s Sweet Art Dial-Making Masterclass’, showcasing dials crafted from pure sugar. It also presents the Sheikhen workshop, where vintage Norwegian silver spoons are transformed into exquisite wearable art, and a unique Emirati Safeefah leather bracelet-making workshop, held by Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council.

Creative Hub

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The Creative Hub will feature thought-provoking dialogues and conversations such as the Super League of Sustainability. It will explore circularity in the luxury Swiss watch industry, led by ID Géneve and Winding Forward. An intimate conversation with Mr. Jean Claude Biver will also detail his transformative influence on the watch industry.

Christie’s at Dubai Watch Week

Christie’s will return to this year’s edition, coming with a series of engaging and educational talks and panel discussions with leading speakers at their new Pavilion. They will also host complimentary watch valuations, which will be available by appointment undertaken by Christie’s Middle East horology specialists.

To register and book sessions for Dubai Watch Week 2023, visit here. You can also download the app to stay on top of things.

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