Dubai Watch Week, Christie's to hold first horology forum

First international Horology Forum in London on September 11-12 will provide a space for discussion between leading watch curators, pioneers, authors, historians, collectors, brands and industry professionals
By Sam Bridge
Wed 13 Jun 2018 01:57 PM

Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s have confirmed that they will be hosting the first international Horology Forum in London on September 11-12.

The first edition of the Horology Forum took place at the inaugural Dubai Watch Week in 2015, providing a space for discussion between leading watch curators, pioneers, authors, historians, collectors, brands and industry professionals

It is the first edition of its kind in partnership with Christie’s and is expected to attract a growing number of visitors from the global watch community as it gains international momentum, a statement said.

Melika Yazdjerdi, director of Dubai Watch Week and senior marketing and communication director, Seddiqi Holding said: “We are delighted to announce the first international Horology Forum alongside our partner Christie’s. Dubai Watch Week aims to connect the international watch community and increase appreciation for the art of horology. We are committed to establishing our position on the world’s horological map by creating alternative platforms for education and networking.”

John Reardon, senior vice president and international head of watches at Christie’s added: “The exchange of ideas and academics of leading voices in the watch world is pivotal to the future of our field and the Horology Forum has proven time after time to be the leading platform globally in a non-biased open dialogue on all things horological. Christie’s is honoured to open its doors and host this exciting educational event with all our friends from Dubai Watch Week.”

The forum's panels are set to bring together renowned watchmakers, industry icons and collectors to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and share their expertise and insights on some of the most debated and trending topics in the horology industry.

The schedule including more information on panel topics and speakers will be revealed in due course.

Founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Dubai Watch Week is held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

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Last Updated: Wed 13 Jun 2018 02:06 PM GST

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