World’s finest watches to be exhibited in Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority
Courtesy of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons the renowned international awards ‘Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’ (GPHG) will showcase coveted timepieces from 22nd – 24th October 2013
Dubai, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and presented by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the only globally recognized independent international awards for excellence in watchmaking, the “Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève” (GPHG) will make its inaugural visit to Dubai to showcase the leading contenders for best timepieces in their respective categories.
The unique exhibition will be hosted at Cuadro Fine Art Gallery in DIFC, and will be complimentary to view from 23rd – 24th October 2013.
This is the first time that the GPHG exhibition will be coming to the Middle East, as part of its international tour.
Shortlisted from more than 200 nominees, 69 watches will be on display, vying for the top spot in 10 categories including innovative and complicated watches. Offering an intimate insight into the world of exceptional timepieces, the GPHG exhibition brings together the biggest stars of the horology industry.
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Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
Established in 1950, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is a family owned and run business synonymous with exquisitely designed watches. From its humble beginnings as a single store in Souk Bur Dubai, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons has thrived to become the largest retailer of Swiss Brand watches in the Middle East, boasting a portfolio of over 50 prestigious brands across more than 60 locations in the UAE. The passion for luxury Swiss watches is deeply embedded in Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons family.
Created in 2001 under the patronage of the City and State of Geneva, and officially established as a foundation recognised as a public interest organisation from May 2011, the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) is intended to salute the excellence of international watch production. The main objective of the Foundation of the GPHG is to contribute, thanks to its label, to promoting Swiss watchmaking and its values around the world. This annual competition is open to all brands, involves several hundred watches that are launched during the course of the year, and awards the best-recognised honours in the watchmaking field. An international and independent jury composed of acknowledged specialists establishes the list of prizewinners. An effective media showcase for an exceptional industry epitomising luxury and excellence, the GPHG attracts first-rate coverage in the international press.