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For the third year running, Dubai Watch Week brings a welcome ray of sunshine to the watch 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 watch design centre, talk about discoveries and inventions: Paul O’Neil (WorldTempus) will also be debating counterfeit culture with Mohammed Seddiqi.

A particular quality of Caliber L921, also known as the Sax-0-Mat, is a zero-reset role for the seconds — hence the “0” at “Sax-0-Mat.” The tiny seconds hand automatically returns to the zero position once the crown is pulled out, for to-the-second time setting. “Sax-0-Mat” seems on the Cable and dial. The caliber, that was hand-wound, 30.6 millimeters in diameter and 7.5 mm thick, was four years in development, and included a flyback function.Its unconventional features include another bridge for the fourth wheel, a chronograph functioning lever mounted between 2 bearings, a flexible coupling lever positioned in the center of the fourth wheel, and a minute-counter-operating lever mounted between stones. There’s also a stepped pinion for true minute-counter advances, an escape wheel with four stones, a large Glucydur screw balance and a Breguet balance spring. The balance oscillates in the timeless frequency of 18,000 vph. The grade also supports Lange’s recognizable outsize date, where the prefix “Dato” alludes.
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The revival of classical craftsmanship and contemporary techniques will be the focus of the main DWW 2017 exhibition. © Dubai Watch Week

The Grande Complication is now on loan to the Mathematics and Physics Salon, a museum in Dresden devoted to historical timepieces and scientific instruments.In 1990, right after German reunification, the German automotive firm VDO purchased the name “A. Lange & Söhne” and established a brand fresh A. Lange & Söhne, based, like the first company, in Glashütte. Among the new company’s first watches, the Lange 1, established in 1994, became Lange’s trademark design, exactly what the company refers to as its “face.” The Lange 1, which appears the same as it did 20 years back, has a distinctive, conversational dial with a big-date display and “Auf/Ab” power-reserve indicator. (Before this year, the company replaced that caliber using a brand new one, additionally hand-wound.)

The dial facet has many other treats for the onlooker, particularly those linked to the perpetual calendar as well as the rattrapante chronograph. The former consists of 206 components, nearly a third of the 684 total element count of the L133.1 standard. Lange’s moon phase is “accurate to 122.6 decades” — mind you, which “accuracy” means that it takes that much time to get the moon phase screen to be off by a complete day. This form of arbitrary way is how the accuracy of moon phase displays in watches is usually determined, not that anyone actually cares about actual usefulness beyond its aesthetic and technology element.The rattrapante chronograph on the other hand is among the most technically impressive and challenging complications on the market. A few watchmakers I asked told me that they find it more challenging to perform than the usual sonnerie or minute repeater, and definitely a much bigger pain in the neck than a perpetual calendar (unless it’s instantaneous and/or further complicated). The two laser sharp chronograph seconds hands break a hair’s width above one another in their reset place, with the blue being the rattrapante hand, operated by the pusher in the 10 o’clock position of the case.

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 watch 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.