The first of its kind in the Middle East, Salon des Grandes Complications is set to debut in Dubai from 25th – 27th November 2014 at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This new watchmaking exhibition concept is designed to offer a platform for the fine watchmaking sector to engage with watch enthusiasts from across the region.
The exhibition will feature timepieces by some of the world’s most celebrated watchmakers including A. Lange & Söhne, CVSTOS, Greubel Forsey, Grieb & Benzinger, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin, among others. In addition, visitors will be offered insights into the highest level of watchmaking by both historically renowned manufactories and acclaimed modern-day independent watchmakers. Each brand will present their novelties and certain horological highlights and there will be live demonstrations by various watchmakers and engravers flown in especially for the exhibition.
“Salon des Grandes Complications will bring together some of the greatest horological masterpieces of today, and the masters who make them, for the first time under one roof in the UAE,” said organiser Nader Freiha, Director of MPP Middle East and Publisher of Arabian Watches & Jewellery Magazine. “Guests will encounter a hands-on experience of the heritage, craftsmanship and artistry behind the brands and their commended timepieces. As the leading importer of luxury timepieces in the region, the UAE is a natural location to host an exhibition of such a caliber and we are excited to be presenting the first annual edition,”
The exhibition is supported by Audi Corporate, Bang & Olufsen and Christie’s, with Watch Anish as official media partner, the inaugural edition of Salon des Grandes Complications will take place in line with the DIFC tenth anniversary celebrations and is set to become a yearly event.