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Salon des Grandes Complications returns to Jeddah and Riyadh in April

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Salon des Grandes Complications returns to Jeddah and Riyadh in April

Returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, Salon des Grandes Complications will once again be held in both Jeddah and Riyadh, showcasing the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel from 8th-11th April and then move to Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh the following week from 15th-18th April 2019.

One of the most prestigious events of its kind in the Middle East, Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces.

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers – last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6%, and this figure is only set to increase with new policies. The capital is home to over 10,000 collectors; Jeddah on the other hand is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there.

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover – often for the first time in the region – limited editions, the newest launches, and unique rarities.

Among the international brands present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith.

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewellery timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private Majlis, where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology.

Salon des Grandes Complications 2019 is held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.