Wonder what it would be like to do something amazing and groundbreaking for luxury watches? Too late Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons already beat you to it, be organizing a Dubai Watch Week that will be a journey of discovery into the world of fine watchmaking, through a cultural and educational platform that will include the exhibitions, forums, watchmaking master-classes, and an auction… We did say it was amazing!
Set the date on October 18th, 2015….Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is the Middle East’s most trusted destination for luxury watches and jewellery, representing more than 60 of the leading timepiece brands across a retail network of 65 locations in the UAE. Established in 1950 through, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is recognized among the leading retailers in the region, advising and enabling both established and emerging watch enthusiasts to increase their passion and understanding of the art of watchmaking. From the most complicated, limited edition timepieces created by the world’s most respected watchmakers to the latest collections of high-end jewellery brands, the company aligns with its customers’ needs to offer the region’s most expansive collection for the coveted collector.
Luxury Watches Dubai Watch Week
Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is pleased to announce the first edition of the Dubai Watch Week, a global event dedicated to the craftsmanship and innovation in the watch industry.
Dubai Watch Week is a non-commercial fair that will attract key industry influencers from around the world and the watch industry. The event will offer a unique opportunity to be part of the only regionally dedicated educational and cultural horology program. The event will create the platform for attendees to engage with some of worlds most recognized watch personalities, collectors, bloggers and brands.
Taking place in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai Watch Week will present a curated program across key art galleries located in the DIFC. Dubai has been at the heart of trade throughout its history due to its strategic location between Europe and Asia. The city is home to over 200 nationalities from Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The UAE is among the top 10 Swiss watch importers in the world, making Dubai one of the most important watch markets in the Middle East.
About Dubai Watch Week Partners
The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) was launched on March 8, 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Culture plays a critical part in achieving the vision of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 of establishing the city as vibrant, global Arabian metropolis that shapes culture and arts in the region.
Established in 1950, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is a family-owned and run business synonymous with exquisitely designed watches. From its humble beginnings as a single store in Souk Bur Dubai, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons has thrived to become the largest retailer of Swiss brand watches in the Middle East, boasting a portfolio of over 60 prestigious brands across 67 locations in the UAE. The passion for luxury Swiss watches is deeply embedded in Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons’ family.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is the only globally recognized Independent International Awards for excellence dedicated to the art of watchmaking. Created in 2001 under the patronage of the City and State of Geneva, and officially established as a foundation recognized as a public interest organization from May 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is intended to salute the excellence of international watch production. The main objective of the Foundation of the GPHG is to contribute to promoting the Swiss watchmaking industry and its values around the world.
Christie’s Watch Department has led the market for the last eight consecutive years, providing both buyers and consignors with a wealth of options and opportunities around the world. Our global team of experienced and knowledgeable specialists oversees live auctions in Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, New York, and Shanghai. Meanwhile, our online fixed price Watch Shop allows watch experts, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts alike to purchase pre-owned watches 24/7 with the click of a button. Finally, Christie’s Private Sales delivers a bespoke service for clients who are looking to purchase or sell rare, special pieces outside the auction calendar.
Located in the heart the prestigious Downtown Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ is The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination, which welcomed more than 80 million visitors in 2014.
The Dubai Mall features the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo featuring thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel. The strong family entertainment components include KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft high adrenaline indoor theme park; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex with a total capacity of 2,800 seats; and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink. For visitors, there is an adjoining 5-star premium hotel, The Address Dubai Mall and car parking for over 14,000 vehicles.