The second edition of the Salon des Grandes Complications in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was officially inaugurated on 16th April 2018 at the prestigious Al Faisaliah hotel. The four-day event sees the return of some of the finest names in haute horology to the Kingdom, along with some newcomers.
Salon des Grandes Complications showcases mechanical watchmaking savoir-faire and celebrates watch culture in the Middle East, providing a platform for conversation with enthusiasts from across the region. It is held with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Visa International.
Participating maisons are: Armand Nicolet, Armin Strom, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Czapek, Fabergé, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Hysek, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Quinting, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Zenith, with retailers Alfardan Jewellery, Abdullah Said Binzagr Jewellery & Watches, Paris Gallery and Platinum Sands.
From a brand standpoint, Alexander Schmiedt, Brand Director Middle East & India, Vacheron Constantin commented, “We are happy to return to Saudi Arabia for the Riyadh edition of Salon des Grandes Complications. The event stands to strengthen the Middle East’s positioning as a hub for fine watchmaking. It offers an ideal meeting point, a place to discuss, learn, and to become inspired by the uniqueness that is haute horology.”