For the third year running, Dubai Watch Week brings a welcome ray of sunshine to the A.Lange & Sohne Watch Repair Replica industry in this month of November. The Seddiqi group’s vision remains unchanged: to make this non-commercial event a knowledge-sharing platform for the watch community.
The event has grown considerably in just two years, and this autumn sees it take things up a level, with a specially built facility on the attractive terraces of the DIFC (and nothing is done by halves in Dubai…). Some new brands are joining the party, bringing an additional layer of gravitas: A. Lange & Sohne, Dior, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Richard Mille, Vacheron Constantin and Voutilainen, to mention just a few. And, as for every year since 2015, there’s also a well-thought out and comprehensive programme of forums, workshops and events.
For 2017, the theme of the 16-20 November forum will be “Classic and Contemporary”. We’re looking forward to hearing more about what millennials are doing for the industry, in a panel discussion featuring Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of Art & Design at ECAL and Kurt Klaus of IWC, and listening to Fabrizio Buonamassa, director of Bulgari’s A. Lange & Sohne Grand Complication Watch Replica design centre, talk about discoveries and inventions: Paul O’Neil (WorldTempus) will also be debating counterfeit culture with Mohammed Seddiqi.
The revival of classical craftsmanship and contemporary techniques will be the focus of the main DWW 2017 exhibition. © Dubai Watch Week
There will be open and wide-ranging discussions on the evergreen themes of customisation, technology, e-commerce and counterfeiting by brand leaders, collectors and media. Laurence Nicolas, who chairs Dior’s A Lange & Sohne Pocket Watch For Sale Replica department (and who rarely speaks in public) will tackle the issue of design, while Julien Tornare, Zenith CEO, will explain the importance of marketing in plotting a brand’s rebirth. The outspoken journalist Suzanne Wong and Audemars Piguet CEO François Henry Bennahmias will debate the question: “Are grand complications a men-only club?”
This year the DWW will also provide an opportunity to extend the annual celebration of the GPHG, with timepieces arriving straight from Geneva after the ceremony. Delegates will also have chance to share the excitement of the sale room in an auction workshop led by Christie’s, dive into a mechanical movement with legendary watchmakers, and to learn the art of engraving, enamelling and miniature painting with master craftsmen. Members of the public will have completely free access to the “Classic & Contemporary”, GPHG and “Telling the Time” exhibitions in the DIFC and Dubai Mall throughout the week.
All you need is your plane ticket, and your local guide is sure to show you where to find the best street food.
A special feature of Caliber L921, also known as the Sax-0-Mat, is a zero-reset role for the moments — hence the “0” in “Sax-0-Mat.” The small seconds hand automatically returns to the zero position when the crown is pulled out, for to-the-second period setting. “Sax-0-Mat” seems on the Cable and dial. The grade, that was hand-wound, 30.6 mm in diameter and 7.5 mm thick, was four years in evolution, and included a flyback function.Its unconventional features include another bridge to its fourth wheel, a chronograph operating lever mounted between 2 bearings, a flexible coupling lever positioned at the middle of the fourth wheel, and a minute-counter-operating lever mounted between jewels. There’s also a stepped pinion for true minute-counter improvements, an escape wheel with four jewels, a large Glucydur screw balance along with a Breguet balance spring. The balance oscillates at the timeless frequency of 18,000 vph. The caliber also supports Lange’s familiar outsize date, where the prefix “Dato” alludes.