Christies The Dubai Edit Watches

Bidding commences on Christie’s The Dubai Edit online watch auction

It comprises of 161 lots and is expected to fetch sales totaling $5m

dubai watch week

Talking horology: Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, CCO at Seddiqi Holding in Dubai

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons isn’t letting the Covid-19 crisis drastically alter the business model of one of the world’s largest luxury watch retailers

Mr Porter Watches & Wonders

Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter launch partnership to become online retailers for Watches & Wonders

The collaboration will extend to online and offline events and will see a total of 14 brands showcased on both Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter

Bremont ionbird Rolls-Royce

Bremont releases all-new ionBird timepiece to mark collaboration with Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce will attempt to break the all-electric speed record next year with a new aircraft currently under development

Breitling Endurance Pro

Horology picks: Breitling Endurance Pro

The new Breitling Endurance Pro sports watch is inspired by a piece from the Seventies, designed with decisively 21st-century mechanics and materials

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe’s Ref. 6007A-001 Calatrava celebrates the watchmaker’s new manufacture in Geneva

The facility, built at a cost of CHF500m on the company’s former parking lot at Plan-les-Ouates, was inaugurated in June

Richard Mille

Horology picks: Richard Mille RM 11-05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT

Lighter than titanium, and nearly as hard as diamonds – Richard Mille holds nothing back with its new grey Cermet material in its latest timepiece

Breitling CEO Georges Kern

How some of the world’s leading independent watchmakers are navigating the Covid-19 crisis

Three independent brands – Breitling, MB&F and Bremont – share how they are navigating the current crisis

Watches & Wonders

China to host Watches & Wonders luxury watch fair this September

The event will take place from September 9-13, 2020, at the West Bund Art Center

Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887.

Horology picks: Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887

It features complex horological feats including a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and an equation of time function

Watches & Wonders

Eight standout luxury watches from Watches & Wonders 2020

As the first-ever digital-only Watches & Wonders event took place recently, we examine a few of the standout pieces to emerge from among the world’s finest watchmakers

Casio Middle East Dubai

Casio watch inspired by Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed to aid Emirates Red Crescent

Of the money earned through its sale, 30 per cent was donated to the UAE-based humanitarian organisation

Watch fairs

Rethinking luxury watch fairs

What will the traditional luxury watch fair, as we know it, look like come 2021?

Bremont Alt1c -Griffon

British watchmaker Bremont’s new timepiece is inspired by vintage military aircraft

The Bremont ALT1-C Griffon also pays tribute to a family member of the brand’s co-founders

Abdul Hamied Ahmed Seddiqi

Ahmed Seddiqi family donates Dhs10m to Covid-19 medical research in the UAE

Dubai-headquartered Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons are one of the world’s biggest luxury watch and jewellery retailers

NORQAIN

Independent Swiss watch brand NORQAIN has big plans for the Middle East

In conversation with Bienne-based watch brand NORQAIN’s founder and CEO Ben Küffer

Watches & Wonders

Watches & Wonders 2020 to take place online from April 25

On the first day of the online fair, watch exhibitors will stream 10-minute videos on the platform introducing its novelties for the year

Baselworld

LVMH’s TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith confirm exit from Baselworld

The group is contemplating showcasing its novelties at an event alongside Watches & Wonders in Geneva next April

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Rolex, Patek Philippe and Chopard, among others, leave Baselworld

They have announced the creation of a new watch show that will take place alongside Watches & Wonders next April in Geneva

Jaquet Droz

Horology picks: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Chronograph Ivory Enamel

A chronograph makes its way into Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde collection for the very first time

A. Lange & Sohne

Inside the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture in Germany

We visit the luxury watch manufacturer in Glashütte to uncover a remarkable story of one German firm’s stubborn refusal to be consigned to history’s forgotten greats

sihh watches & wonders

Watches & Wonders Geneva cancels 2020 edition

Baselworld, the other annual mega watch fair scheduled to be held right after the Geneva event, hasn’t announced similar plans yet

edouard meylan h moser & cie

Interview: Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie

He makes the strongest case yet for a more collaborative approach to watchmaking and the sharing of knowledge with anyone willing to learn

baselworld swatch group 2019

Bvlgari quits Baselworld 2020

Bvlgari haven’t confirmed if they will be participating from 2021 onwards

Interview: Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith

The straight-talking CEO will readily acknowledge the shortcomings of the industry in which he works – and has a multi-pronged strategy to address them

Breitling

Interview: Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling

Here’s how he plans to alter the future flight path of one of the Swiss watch industry’s most iconic watchmakers

What global watch fairs can learn from Dubai Watch Week

The event brought together watch industry titans, collectors, enthusiasts and the public to further reinforce a culture of appreciation for luxury timepieces in the region

ulysse nardin

Interview: Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux

Patrick Pruniaux isn’t insular in his worldview of Swiss watches and what the industry is really up against

dubai watch week

All you need to know about Dubai Watch Week

The fourth edition of the biennial Dubai Watch Week returns this month from November 20 – November 24.