Dubai Watch Week Wraps Up Its 4th Horology Forum In London

By Sophie Stevens
13 September 2018
Courtesy Dubai Watch Week
The event marked the first international chapter of the Horology Forum hosted by Dubai Watch Week in collaboration with Christie’s.

Dubai Watch Week hosted the 4th edition of the Horology Forum in London on the 11th and 12th September in collaboration with Christie’s auction house. Held at Christie’s London headquarters for the first time, the events programme featured legendary industry icons including visionary owner of Bovet 1882, Pascal Raffy, and British watchmaker and master of The Daniels Method, Roger W Smith OBE.

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Actor and avid watchmaker Aldis Hodge also spoke at the event

Speakers also included Aldis Hodge, who in addition to being a well-known actor is also an avid watchmaker and connoisseur having started his own timepiece distribution company ‘Basil Time Piece’. Other highlights included an auctioneering workshop organised by Christie’s where participants could try their hand at auction sales. 

Melika Yazdjerdi, Director of Dubai Watch Week and Senior Marketing & Communications Director at Seddiqi Holding, said of the event, “It is always important to reach new audiences, or even old sceptics, and bridge the ever-growing gap between the puritans and innovators.”

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(L-R) John Reardon - International Head of Christie’s Watches, Melika Yazdjerdi - Director Dubai Watch Week and Head of Corporate Marketing & Communications at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Abdul Hamied Seddiqi - Vice President Seddiqi Holding, Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi – Chief Commercial Officer Seddiqi Holding, Remy Julia – Christie’s Watch Specialist Middle East

Dubai Watch Week is a global platform dedicated to the preservation of watchmaking culture and heritage and is one of the largest non-commercial events for the international watch community. Founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the next edition of Dubai Watch Week is scheduled for November 2019.