Horological showcase: The 2016 Salon des Grandes Complications

Horological showcase: The 2016 Salon des Grandes Complications

A. Lange & Söhne, Roger Dubuis, Louis Moinet

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Louis Moinet,
Arnold & Son

It's time to appreciate the technical brilliance and masterful craftsmanship that the watch industry can offer, all in one single place.

The 2016 annual Salon des Grandes Complications has officially begun! The third edition brings together 24 high-end watchmakers for a horological feast with new regional launches as well as a chance for collectors and connoisseurs to connect with the people who set the timepiece trends. "Salon des Grandes Complications appeals to both collectors and the general public and it's always good to meet new people and to present our watch novelties to watch aficionados," said Jean-Sebastien Berland, Regional Brand Director of Roger Dubuis.

Some of the highlights of the exhibition include A. Lange & Söhne's Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon, Armin Strom's Mirrored Force Resonance and Vacheron Constantin's Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar. However, if you only have time to marvel at one timepiece, then head straight to the Louis Moinet booth where you will find the Sideralis Evo, a stunning double tourbillon watch that is integrated with authentic stones from both the moon and Mars! "The moon stone is very rare; the price per gram is more than the price of gold, diamonds and platinum combined," explained Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO of Louis Moinet.

2016 Salon des Grandes Complications

Other exhibiting watchmakers include Arnold & Son, B.R.M Chronographes, Champs Élysées, Christofle, Cvstos, Czapek & Cie, DeWitt, Erwin Sattler, Kerbedanz, Montegrappa, Parmigiani Fleurier, Perrelet, Rebellion, Tibaldi, Urban Jürgensen, Vianney Halter, Visconti, Voutilainen and William Wagner Geneva.

Salon des Grandes Complications runs until November 10 at DIFC. Then, discover the new Longines Avigation watch.

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