Dubai 3° Salon Des Grandes Complications9 November 2016
The third annual Salon des Grandes Complications opened its doors on Monday 7th November in the presence of H.E. Essa Kazim, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Alan Marzo, Diplomatic Adviser to the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates. Taking place once again at DIFC, the watchmaking exhibition is open to the public until 10th November 2016.
The Salon offers a unique platform for world-class watchmakers and Middle Eastern enthusiasts to connect, and the opportunity for collectors to purchase sought-after timepieces that may not be seen elsewhere.
The exhibition is held in partnership with Maserati and Visa, and brings together some of the most prestigious and celebrated brands in the watchmaking world (both independent and larger manufactories) namely, A. Lange & Söhne, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, B.R.M Chronographes, Champs Élysées, Christofle, Cvstos, Czapek & Cie, DeWitt, Erwin Sattler, Kerbedanz, Louis Moinet, Montegrappa, Parmigiani Fleurier, Perrelet, Rebellion, Roger Dubuis, Tibaldi, Urban Jürgensen, Vacheron Constantin, Vianney Halter, Visconti, Voutilainen and William Wagner Geneva.
Special timepieces at the exhibition include A. Lange & Söhne’s technically impressive Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Armin Strom’s new breakthrough Mirrored Force Resonance
Arnold & Son’s Nebula with a three-dimensional openwork movement
Parmigiani Fleurier is presenting the Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène, a ladies’ piece dedicated to the depiction of the moon phases and incorporating a new in-house movement
Also featuring is Roger Dubuis’ highly technical Excalibur Automatic
Urban Jürgensen its Ref 1741 from the Jürgensen 1745 Collection, a hand-crafted platinum piece with a perpetual calendar, leap year indicator, moon phase and central seconds.
Vacheron Constantin is showing the Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar
Vianney Halter is showcasing his Deep Space Tourbillon, featuring a sapphire dome mounted on a round shaped titanium case and housing a big triple axis tourbillon in the centre of the watch
Kari Voutilainen is highlighting the Scintillante, which merges watchmaking traditions with the innovative character of a luxurious jewellery piece and features 423 gemstones in autumnal hues
The Salon is spread across two halls – the first located at the entrance of DIFC’s building number 5 (same road as The Ritz-Carlton) and the second in the Atrium of building 6. Opening hours are 12pm to 9pm each day.