Riyadh International Luxury Week, an event showcasing the best in watch and jewellery creativity and craftsmanship, is returning soon to the Saudi capital. Following on from the success of its inaugural edition in 2021, the pioneering fair will feature over 60 of some of the most renowned brands in the region and around the globe. Taking place at the Al Faisaliah Hotel from 24-27 May, the second edition will also have a host of interactive experiences and seminars for visitors to enjoy.
“It is apparent to all that there is immense appreciation for watches and jewellery across the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia. As the largest economy in the MENA region, with steady growth under Saudi’s Vision 2030 diversification programme, there are great opportunities for the luxury industry in the Kingdom,” Abdulrahman Alzeer, CEO of Riyadh International Luxury Week, said. He added that as well as taking this in hand, Riyadh International Luxury Week is an exhilarating platform for visitors to closely scrutinise the incredible creations for the first time. Additionally, the event “adds another layer of dialogue through educational experiences for those with a passion to further their knowledge,” according to Alzeer.
This year, young, up-and-coming Saudi designers will be in the limelight as they have been allocated a dedicated section that shines a light on their craft. Another new addition is the Bespoke Jewellery Design Salon, where visitors will be able to dream up unique creations, guided by industry specialists.
Like the first edition, there will be one zone dedicated to jewellery and another to horology in the form of Salon des Grandes Complications. Displays will include fine and high jewellery, with the range of curated pieces made with visionary savoir-faire and featuring exceptional, jaw-dropping stones. Plus, of course, there’s the wide selection of rare timepieces that are crafted to the highest levels of artistry and technological innovation by legendary watchmakers.
Several seminars will also be held, with hailed experts offering their perspectives on watchmaking and jewellery topics. Special guests include Nezar Jamil Mukhtar, a member of the National Committee for Precious Metals & Gemstones and the Gold & Jewellery Committee of Riyadh Chamber. Sotheby’s representatives Frederic Watrelot and Sophie Stevens and watch collector Khalid Al Seif are among the others set to make an appearance. Her Excellency Evelyne Genta, wife of legendary watchmaker Gerald Genta, will also join one of the sessions virtually.
Riyadh International Luxury Week is a chance for watch and jewellery specialists to engage with their audience in the Kingdom. As well as debuting knockout novelties, showcasing standout pieces and sharing their heritage and craft, it’s a space where they can create a platform for conversation in the luxury space.
For registrations and attendance, please visit www.riyadhluxuryweek.com