Dubai Watch Week 16-20 November, 2023: The World’s Greatest Watch for Collectors Fair Bar None
by Ian Skellern
Baselworld is no more, Watches & Wonders, while open to the public, is focused on press and retailers, and Geneva Watch Days (GWD), while growing, is still relatively small. In less than 10 years, Dubai Watch Week (DWW) has developed from relatively modest beginnings into the world’s greatest watch fair for collectors bar none. No other fair comes anywhere close in terms of access to brands, watchmakers, and fellow watch aficionados.
The 2023 edition of Dubai Watch Week opens its doors on the 16th of November, and I can’t wait. Dubai is relatively accessible to most of the world (although further for Americans), the fair’s location in the Dubai Financial District is excellent, the weather is good, the UAE is safe (no small consideration if you are wearing an expensive watch (or two), and the comprehensive program of brand talks, new releases, free masterclasses, and discussion seminars, makes DWW both entertaining and informative.
There are nearly 60 brands exhibiting this year spanning the full gamut of styles and prices: Akrivia, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, ArtyA, Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Biver, Bovet 1822, Breitling, Bremont, Bulgari, Carl F. Bucherer ,Chanel, Charles Zuber, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Czapek, De Bethune, Doxa, Duke, F.P.Journe, Ferdinand Berthoud, Frederique Constant, Girard-Perregaux, Grand Seiko, Greubel Forsey, H. Moser & Cie., Haute-Rive, Hautlence, Hublot, HYT, ID Genève, Jacob & Co, Konstantin Chaykin, La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Erard, Ludovic Ballouard, MB&F, Ming, Moritz Grossmann, Norqain, Oris, Rebellion Timepieces, Rémy Cools, Reservoir, Ressence, Rolex, Speake Marin, TAG Heuer, Trilobe, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Vanguart.
But what makes Dubai Watch Week so good is the people, you can talk to fellow watch enthusiasts from all over the world in a friendly and relaxing setting.
If you can possibly attend, I highly recommend going, and if you can’t then start planning for 2025!
For more information, please visit www.dubaiwatchweek.com/
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