Dubai Watch Week reveals speaker line up for its horology debates


If the fast approaching winter is already causing seasonally affected disorder (SAD), consider a direct flight to the United Arab Emirates, for Dubai Watch Week, which takes place from November 20 to 24.

Average temperature in late November: 30 degrees Centigrade.


A Horology Forum at Dubai Watch Week in November will include sessions with 40 industry leaders including non-executive president of the LVMH’s Watch Division, Jean-Claude Biver; award-winning actor and avid horologist/watchmaker, Aldis Hodge; Danny Govberg, co-founder and CEO of WatchBox; global managing director of Christie’s, Aline Sylla-Walbaum; and legendary watchmaker Philippe Dufour.

They will share thoughts on the watch industry’s most debated and trending topics such as understanding the luxury market’s ecosystem, the process of creative control between brands, retailers and distributors, and how to serve educated consumers who have access to a the wealth of information at their fingertips.

Dubai Watch Week is hosted by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the Middle East’s largest luxury watch retail group.

“This year’s Horology Forum will bridge different communities and connect industry visionaries, over a series of inspiring topics, designed to pay homage to watchmaking culture and heritage. We are pleased to host key global minds – and look forward to fostering a series of fascinating conversations, which will center around this year’s theme of ‘Innovation and Technology.” said Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, director general of Dubai Watch Week.



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