Salon des Grandes Complication in Riyadh
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.”