Dubai Watch Week
Dubai Watch Week

Dubai Watch Week 2019: Everything You Need To Know

Team Watchonista is heading to Dubai, where the watch industry will unite for a moment in time.

By Watchonista

Founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the now biennial Dubai Watch Week returns in 2019 for its fourth edition. This year’s show promises to be the biggest yet. With over 40 participating brands and some very important partners, Dubai Watch Week is set to cap off what’s been a transformative year for the watch industry. Watchonista is excited to be returning to Dubai to experience another Dubai Watch Week! Here's how you can follow what will surely be an exciting week.
 

Dubai Watch Week

This year’s theme: Innovation & Technology

The 2019 edition of Dubai Watch Week arrives with a singular purpose, “to united and grow the global watch community for the preservation and transmission of horological knowledge.” A heady task, but one which the Seddiqi family understands well. As pioneers of the Middle Eastern watch market, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons are the perfect hosts for this discussion.
 

Horology Forum during Dubai Watch Week

As the watch industry prepares to enter a new decade, the importance of technology has never been great. Which is why Dubai Watch Week has set this year’s theme of Innovation and Technology. Never before has technological innovation both in the watchmaking space and in the digital and social media space been more important. With a comprehensive grouping of key players in the watch industry, Dubai Watch Week should serve as a proving ground for the present and future of the industry.
 

Rolex at Dubai Watch Week 2019
Dubai Watch Week 2017

Watchonista at Dubai Watch Week

Watchonista will be in Dubai to experience Dubai Watch Week. We showcase the very best of the show to our website and social media channels. Here are the details:

Starting Wednesday, November 20th and continuing until Sunday, November 24th, Dubai Watch Week will come to life on Watchonista. Follow our dedicated Dubai Watch Week 2019 page and our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook) for the best in coverage from Dubai.
 

Innovation and Technology

Dubai Watch Week 2019 Events

Taking place at Dubai’s International Financial Centre, Dubai Watch Week is a five-day exhibition focused on horological education, awareness, and knowledge sharing. In order to achieve this, Dubai Watch Week has five key pillars which guests will be able to experience.
 

Dubai’s International Financial Centre

First is The Horology Forum, a mainstay attraction of Dubai Watch Week for every edition. These discussion panels will align under the theme of Innovation & Technology and include some of the brightest stars of our industry. We’re most looking forward to seeing Philippe Dufour, Jean-Claude Biver, Mohammed Seddiqi, and many more industry luminaries!
 

The Horology Forum

The beloved Creative Hub returns in 2019 and is set to host numerous sessions ranging from limited edition reveals to informal community-oriented talks. Word on the street is that there will be some great limited editions coming from the likes of Grand Seiko, Hublot, IWC, and many more!
 

Fancy yourself a watchmaker? Then Dubai Watch Week’s Master Classes are the place to be. This is where the tools and tricks of the trade will be applied and taught. From masterclasses with master watchmakers Antoine & Florian Preziuso to engraving lessons with Bovet, and even a lesson in Freak science with Ulysse Nardin. Dubai Watch Week’s Master Classes are always one of our favorite highlights.
 

Antoine & Florian Preziuso
Watchmaking Master Class with Kurt Klaus

Auction house Christie’s is also set to return for this year’s edition. With a dedicated ‘Auction Room’ showcase, Christie’s will be showcasing a prime selection of rare and vintage timepieces and host engaging discussions with historians and collectors. The children’s workshop will also return, this always entertaining mock auction allows kids the opportunity to participate in a watch auction.
 

Cartier Tank makes an appearance at Christie's auction panel in 2017

Finally, the centerpiece of Dubai Watch Week, the Exhibition Hall. Where more than 40 brands will present their timepiece to the world. Many brands will be exhibiting novelties for the first time at Dubai Watch Week. Expect to see some innovative and interesting pieces with advanced materials and high watchmaking all under one roof.
 

Dubai Watch Week Exhibition Hall

For more information, a schedule of discussion panels and events, and a full list of exhibiting brands, visit Dubai Watch Week’s website.
 

The Seddiqi family and the fantastic Dubai Watch Week team

Interview: Hind Seddiqi Talks The Present And Future Of Dubai Watch Week

By Alexander FriedmanCo-Founder - Business Development
We sat down with the Director General of Dubai Watch Week Hind Seddiqi to talk about the 2019 edition and the future of the horological showcase.

First Look: Inside Dubai Watch Week 2019

By Watchonista
Team Watchonista is on-site at Dubai Watch Week, and we invite you to discover what this unmissable biennale is all about. 

Meeting The Women Behind Dubai Watch Week, Our Interview With Hind Seddiqi & Melika Yazdjerdi

By Audrey HumbertContributor
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons are Dubai's leading retailer of watches. Even if you've never been to Dubai, you probably already heard of Seddiqi. This is...

Dubai Watch Week Announces Dates For Its Fourth Edition In 2019

By Watchonista
The highly anticipated Dubai Watch Week returns in 2019! Today, show organizers have announced November 20th - 24th as the show dates. Learn more.

An Inside Look at Dubai’s Swiss Watch Services by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

By Audrey HumbertContributor
We were invited to discover what Seddiqi calls “the only Rolex service center that carries 59 other brands”. A touch of Switzerland in the Middle...

Dubai Watch Week Returns in 2019 for its Fourth Edition

By Josh ShanksManaging Editor US
Fresh off the success of their biggest show yet, planning is already underway for the 2019 edition of the biennial showcase.

A look back at Dubai Watch Week

By Josh ShanksManaging Editor US
The extraordinary event that was Dubai Watch Week is now over. Watchonista enjoyed many special moments with some of our favorite brands, and of course...

The Digital Side of Dubai Watch Week

By Josh ShanksManaging Editor US
Let’s face it, whether you like it or not, the social media generation is here to stay. Now more than ever, people are sharing their passion for...

Classic or Contemporary? The One Question We Asked the People of Dubai Watch Week

By Barbara PalumboJournalist
What happens when you take the theme of Dubai Watch Week, turn it into a question, and ask some of the most recognizable names in the watch world? Read on to...