Sotheby’s second Watches sale in Dubai is set to take place on 24 March, carefully curated to feature a rich selection of fresh-to-the market contemporary and vintage timepieces from the world’s most renowned brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Breguet. Further highlights include a highly-collectible Rolex with “Arab dials”, luxurious diamond-studded watches by Vacheron Constantin, Harry Winston and Cartier, as well as pristine limited editions that are certain to captivate established and new collectors alike.
Alongside the pre-sale exhibition, Sotheby’s Diamonds will showcase a selection of exceptional signature pieces – the debut of the world-class diamond boutique in the Middle East. A pioneering venture, Sotheby’s Diamonds brings together desirable diamonds, cutting-edge design and superlative craftsmanship. The forward-looking brand creates settings that allow the stones to ‘speak’, with the diamonds always at the heart of the composition.
The galleries will also showcase the first highlights from Arts of the Middle East Week in London, taking place from 26 April – 1 May. This includes important paintings and photographs by Modern and Contemporary artists from the region, as well as luminous Orientalist paintings and historic Islamic objects.
Celebrating the legacy of Islamic geometry in Modern and Contemporary Art, on 18 March Sotheby’s Dubai will host a book launch for ‘Geometry and Art in the Modern Middle East’, a lavishly illustrated tome by Roxane Zand, Sotheby’s Deputy Chairman of the Middle East, and Dr Sussan Babaie, Professor of Islamic Arts at The Courtauld Institute of Art.
This month also marks Sotheby’s first foray into outdoor public sculpture in the Middle East, as Hamish Mackie’s larger-than-life Andalusian Stallion goes on view outside the DIFC premises for the period of a year.