Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s confirm that they will be hosting the first international Horology Forum in London on the 11th and 12th of September 2018. The first edition of the Horology Forum took place at the inaugural Dubai Watch Week in 2015, providing a space for intellectual discussion between leading watch curators, pioneers, authors, historians, collectors, brands and industry professionals
An original concept created by Dubai Watch Week, the Horology Forum is designed to foster free flowing conversation covering a broad spectrum of industry topics. It is the first edition of its kind in partnership with Christie’s and is expected to attract a growing number of visitors from the global watch community as it gains international momentum.
Melika Yazdjerdi, Director of Dubai Watch Week and Senior Marketing & Communication Director, Seddiqi Holding commented: “We are delighted to announce the first international Horology Forum alongside our partner Christie’s. Dubai Watch Week aims to connect the international watch community and increase appreciation for the art of horology. We are committed to establishing our position on the world’s horological map by creating alternative platforms for education and networking.”
John Reardon, Senior Vice President of International Head of watches at Christie’s said: “The exchange of ideas and academics of leading voices in the watch world is pivotal to the future of our field and the Horology Forum has proven time after time to be the leading platform globally in a non-biased open dialogue on all things horological. Christie’s is honoured to open its doors and host this exciting educational event with all our frien ds from Dubai Watch Week.”
The Horology Forum promises to engage and educate attendees as panellists discuss current topics and trends focusing on the generational gap in the industry. The panels are set to bring together renowned watchmakers, industry icons and collectors to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and share their expertise and insights on some of the most debated and trending topics in the horology industry.
The schedule including more information on panel topics and speakers will be revealed in due course