Dubai Watch Week to Present Forum on Art of Horology

With just around two months to go until the inauguration of the highly anticipated Dubai Watch Week (DWW), the event has recently announced that a forum will be held dedicated to the Art of Horology covering a diverse and curated program of topics relating to watchmaking led by specialists from the industry.

Aurel Bacs, president of the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.
Aurel Bacs, president of the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.

The forum will take place from 19-22 October 2015  at The Empty Quarter gallery in DIFC as part of Dubai Watch Week, the first and largest event dedicated to horology in the region. It will welcome over 20 speakers including leading watch curators, authors, historians, writers, collectors, brands and industry professionals.

A special edition to the event is the Art of Horology forum which aims to reinforce the watch industry’s presence in the Middle East as the first of its kind. Moreover, through in-depth presentations and lectures, the forum will enhance the industry’s platform as well as educate the public as well as watch enthusiasts. Speakers including Aurel Bacs, president of the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve; watch journalist and author Elizabeth Doerr; Marc André Deschoux, founder and editor of TheWatchesTV.com; scholar and collector Auro Montanari and luxury specialist Nazanin Lankarani, will cover such related themes as innovation, creativity and creation.

This event is organized by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and is supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG), and The Dubai Mall.

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