October 18, 2015 marks the beginning of the inaugural Dubai Watch Week, and aBlogtoWatch is going to be there to cover it. There are going to be showings from A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Bulgari, Chopard, De Grisogono, F.P. Journe, Hublot, HYT, IWC, Louis Moinet, Montblanc, Panerai, Richard Mille, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co., and Vacheron Constantin.
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Dubai has a reputation as being a city of massive wealth with rapid economic growth after the oil boom. The fact that there hasn’t been a major watch event of this scope in the city is actually somewhat surprising given the region’s reputation for big spending and a love of all things flashy. Spending on luxury goods is increasing in the Middle East, and it will be interesting to see if the region, and Dubai in particular, will establish itself as a major city for the watch industry.
Dubai Watch Week seems serious about bucking the reputation of the city as simply a consumers’ paradise by presenting two major exhibits: the traveling Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) exhibition and their “Rebels of Horology” exhibit which will celebrate independent watchmakers and will feature timepieces from Bovet, Cabestan, De Bethune, Greubel Forsey, Hautlence, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, H. Moser & Cie, Moritz Grossman, and Urwerk.
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