One of the key events in the region and in the global watch calendar, Dubai Watch Week is held every other year. Having attended the previous edition, I had a truly memorable time there, so don’t miss out on this instalment! Organized Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Watch Week will reconvene for its 6th edition from 16th to 20th November 2023 at The Gate, a venue with over 100,000sqm in the heart of Dubai’s financial district. The event keeps gaining importance with 55 watch brands, the highest participation to date!
Founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and organized every other year, Dubai Watch Week is a true highlight of the watch industry’s calendar: exclusive, relaxed, experiential, entertaining and educational at the same time. This unique take on the watch salon has become an important platform for brands to launch new products and present limited editions. Opened to the public, providing guests with remarkable hospitality, the event is held in the unique set-up of The Gate in Dubai’s financial centre. It offers easy meeting opportunities with brands, watchmakers, CEOs, industry stakeholders and watch aficionados… What’s cooler than having a watch presented by the watchmaker that designed or crafted it? Dubai Watch Week is also a watch cultural event like no other with the Horology Forum, workshops, creative hubs and masterclasses. This 6th edition will serve as the premiere intersection for congruent industries such as horology, design, fashion and art.
The following brands will be exhibiting during the 2023 Dubai Watch Week: Rolex, Audemars Piguet, TUDOR, Hublot, Chopard, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, Van Cleef & Arpels, CHANEL and WatchBox will exhibit with stand-alone spaces on site. The list of participating brands also includes Akrivia, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, ArtyA, Bell & Ross, Biver, Bovet, Breitling, Bremont, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, Czapek, De Bethune, Dior, DOXA, F.P. Journe, Ferdinand Berthoud, Frederique Constant, GENUS, Grand Seiko, Greubel Forsey, H. Moser & Cie., HYT, ID Genève, Jacob & Co., Konstantin Chaykin, La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Erard, Ludovic Ballouard, MB&F, MING, Moritz Grossmann, Norqain, Oris, Rebellion Timepieces, Remy Cools, RESERVOIR, Ressence, Schwarz Etienne, Speake-Marin, TAG Heuer, Trilobe Watches, URWERK, Vanguart, and Vyntage.
In the words of Hind Seddiqi, Director General of Dubai Watch Week; “The 6th edition is shaping up to be the largest iteration of the event yet, underpinned by collaboration and cultural elements, as we celebrate Curious Confluence and the intersection of industries further. Our core objectives will continue to spearhead what to expect on-site, and as the event transcends horology, we are keen to expand our offering, thus appealing to a wider audience. We are grateful to our partners and the brands participating this year, we look forward to collaborating with them to create the most unique and immersive edition yet. Dubai Watch Week, a movement in horology, will continue to pioneer rising players across key fields and support initiatives that further elevate our industry, and cement Dubai as a global centre for culture in line with the nation’s vision.”
The event is free and open to the public. Make sure not to miss it if you are in Dubai or have the opportunity to travel to Dubai at that time of the year. To register for the 6th edition of the Dubai Watch Week, please visit their website and stay tuned for updates via their Instagram page.
And if you can’t make it, we’ll make sure to report what’s happening there, so stay tuned on MONOCHROME Watches as well!