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Your Essential Guide to Dubai Watch Week | The Dubai Mall and DIFC | 15-19 November 2016

Your Essential Guide to Dubai Watch Week | The Dubai Mall and DIFC | 15-19 November 2016  

Organized by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Dubai Watch Week (DWW) — under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority has announced key programme highlights for the event taking place at The Dubai Mall (15th-29th November) and Dubai International Financial Centre (15th – 19th November).

The 2016 edition is organized in association with Swiss Watch industry’s leading cultural The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), and is supported by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority,  Emirates Airline, The Dubai MallThe Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), and Christie’s.

Creative Hubs

DWW 2016’s newest addition, the Creative Hub is presented through a series of talks that are designed to foster creativity and showcase innovation. This year, for the first edition of the Creative Hub, there will special launches and announcements made by over 10 brands, a session by Christie’s on curating a collection and Hodinkee hosting their first networking platform at the Dubai Watch Week. All the sessions at the Creative Hub will take place from the 16th to 19th of November at Socialista, at Cipriani located in the Gate Village DIFC.

Watchmaking Masterclasses

DWW’s second year sees the return of the renowned AHCI Watchmakers welcoming Antoine & Florian Preziuso, Vianney Halter and Andreas Strehler for 2016.

A very special guest this year will be the world’s best-known case-maker, Jean-Pierre Hagmann. Most noted for his work with Patek Philippe, his work is the point of reference for case making and he leads a legacy as one of the most skilled artisans in his field. At almost 76 years old, his passion and energy for watches is contagious and the chance to interact in a masterclass under his guidance is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

In addition to master classes hosted by AHCI watch makers, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Panerai and Vacheron Constantin. All master classes will from 15 to 19 November at Art Space gallery located in the Gate Village DIFC. 

Your Guide to public events at Dubai Watch Week 2016

Master of Time Exhibition | Grand Atrium, The Dubai Mall  15 – 29 November 2016 | Mall timings

The Dubai Mall’s Grand Atrium will be host to over 100 museum pieces, which will showcase the region’s largest watch exhibition to date in The Mastery of Time curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and will a special presentation of unique pieces curated by the participating brands.

24 Hours in The Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock Exhibition | Fashion Catwalk | 15 – 29 November 2016 | Mall timings

The Fashion Catwalk will be home to unique Cuckoo Clock exhibition curated by Alexandra Midal. The exhibit will be showcasing 24 modern renditions of the Swiss emblematic figure of time created by students of HEAD-Genève art school.

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève | Ayyam Gallery | Gate Village 10 | 15 – 19 November | 10.00 – 20.00

The GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve) will be presenting their annual travelling exhibition of winning watches.  In addition, this year, guests will also have the rare opportunity to meet and greet select members of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve and share information in an informal, open setting through whilst viewing the GPHG 2016 winning watches.

Horological Movements | Farjam Foundation & Opera Gallery | Gate Village 10 | 15 – 19 November | 10.00 – 20.00

Curated by Dubai Watch Week and participating brands, the Horological Movements exhibition will introduce guests to the watch movements and complications and visitors will have a rare opportunity to meet the “masters of time” – brand CEOs, Founders and watchmakers.

Make Time Your Own Exhibtion | Yedoti | Gate Village 10 | 15 – 19 November | 10.00 – 20.00

This year, for the very first time Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have curated an experience called Make Time Your Own. The experience will let the visitor step into the world of time as they experience four different relationships with Time; Walk with time, Control Time, Let Time Slip Away and Hold Time Still. 

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