World’s finest watches exhibition to be held in Dubai

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Offering an intimate insight into the world of exceptional timepieces, the GPHG exhibition brings together the biggest stars of the horology industry.

Offering an intimate insight into the world of exceptional timepieces, the GPHG exhibition brings together the biggest stars of the horology industry.

Described as the Oscars of watches and watchmaking, the 'Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève' (GPHG) will hold its first Middle East exhibition where leading contenders for the best timepieces in their respective categories will be showcased.

The globally recognised independent international awards for excellence in watchmaking will be presented by Ahmed Seddiqi and Sons and hosted at Cuadro Fine Art Gallery in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The exhibition will be complimentary to view from October 23 – 24, 2013 and will display the 70 shortlisted watches, out of more than 200 nominees, aiming for the top spot in 10 categories including innovative and complicated watches.

In addition to displaying watches that are pushing the boundaries of technical innovation, design and novelty by leading watch brands, workshops by watch experts and collectors will also be offered on both days.

Vice-Chairman of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Abdul Hamied Seddiqi served as a jury member at the 2011 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève awards.

"It is a source of great pride for the United Arab Emirates that the GPHG will be exhibiting in Dubai- the GPHG attracts the crème de la crème of the watchmaking industry and is a coveted distinction that is sought after by the biggest names in the watch-making industry,” he stated.

“To have the opportunity to experience firsthand these complicated, technically complex and visually inspiring timepieces is a rare privilege and I look forward to sharing our passion for Swiss watches with the guests attending the exhibition," Seddiqi added.

Offering an intimate insight into the world of exceptional timepieces, the GPHG exhibition brings together the biggest stars of the horology industry.

The arrival of this event to our region acknowledges the growing strength, relevance and importance of the Middle East as a market for Swiss timepieces.

Beyond the Middle East, the GPHG exhibition will tour destinations such as Beijing, Singapore, and Geneva where the winners will be announced on November 15, 2013.

Emirates will be the official partner to the local event, and Sheıkh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (Gulf, Middle East & Iran), stated "With 1,483 departures a week from our hub in Dubai, time is everything to Emirates so it is fitting that we are the Official Airline for this event."

Related:
Topics
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Guide to getting married in Dubai on a budget

Guide to getting married in Dubai on a budget

Alarmed by how expensive weddings are? Our experts reveal how...

1
Country focus: Lebanon’s start-up success

Country focus: Lebanon’s start-up success

A new-wave of entrepreneurship is helping Lebanon become a hot...

Flotation: the latest anti aging formula

Flotation: the latest anti aging formula

Abu Dhabi health clinic brings the Dead Sea experience to the...

1
Most Discussed
  • 54
    Three UAE women attacked with hammer at London hotel

    I really feel that Arabian Business.Com should now close this comments page. This should be all about sympathy for the families not what it is/has turned... more

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:06 PM - Adrienne
  • 51
    Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

    What is definitely not a plastic city. The Arabs have a culture dating back to several centuries. 50 years back Dubai was just a fishing village. Today... more

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 3:49 PM - P. MADHUSUDAN
  • 48
    DMCC boss Ahmed Bin Sulayem entertains Robert Mugabe in Dubai

    @fga ''However today, simply because he decided to dispossess a few white farmers of their land and redistribute to the poorer indigenous blacks'' more

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:02 PM - Matt Williams