The first-ever LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020 was a resounding success — and Bvlgari Resort Dubai the ultimate destination to host the event.
The world was watching: LVMH Maisons Bvlgari, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith hosted the first edition of LVMH Watch Week 2020.
LVMH Maisons Bvlgari, Hublot, TAG Heuer, and Zenith hosted the first edition of LVMH Watch Week from January 13-15 in Dubai. The luxurious venue was the Bvlgari Resort Dubai, the largest establishment in the Bvlgari hotel collection.
The watchmaking event provided a unique opportunity for LVMH Maisons to showcase their new timepieces, complementary brand images and the strategy of the LVMH watchmaking division to retailers and journalists from across the world.
For the first time ever the LVMH Group decided to organize an exclusive event of its own as a complement to the traditional Swiss watch industry shows, which this year decided to sync their scheduling at the end of April and beginning of May. These dates are judged too late by some industry professionals, who want to discover new products, trends and strategies at the beginning of the year.
“LVMH Watch Week, organized during a key period in the year for our partners and the industry, underscores LVMH’s commitment to the strategic watch category and complements our presence at Baselworld. When we began charting this initiative six months ago it seemed particularly ambitious, but thanks to our collective effort it has clearly proved a tremendous success,” confirms Stéphane Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Watchmaking Division and CEO of TAG Heuer.
This first edition welcomed over 200 journalists and almost as many retailers from around the globe. The initiative is an unique chance to discover the latest creations by LVMH watchmaking brands. The format also offered the chance to dialogue with the CEOs and other executives from the luxury Maisons in a truly exceptional setting.
“We are absolutely delighted to have launched this first edition of LVMH Watch Week and showcase the exceptional strength, creativity and innovation of the Group’s watchmaking brands. This event has enabled our Maisons to share a unique brand experience with all our partners and ushers in an exciting new format for watch shows,” said Jean-Christophe Babin, Chief Executive Officer of Bvlgari.
LVMH is already gearing up to build on this success with plans to organize a second edition of LVMH Watch Week in 2021, possibly including other LVMH brands with a presence in watchmaking, enabling the Group to drive further momentum for its Watches & Jewelry division.
During the first edition of LVMH Watch Week in Dubai, Zenith celebrated women with an expanded offering of watches, presenting models dedicated entirely to women, among which the DEFY Midnight. The Maison also debuted its partnership with DJ Carl Cox, unveiling the special edition DEFY 21 Carl Cox.
Hublot continues to drive forward its unique Art of Fusion at LVMH Watch Week – Dubai 2020, showcasing its cutting-edge expertise with new watches. They include the Big Bang Unico, Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 and Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic, further strengthening the Maison’s avant-garde positioning: “Be the first, be unique, be different”.
Bulgari revealed new watches and the smallest tourbillon for women – a new chapter in the world of Serpenti. The Jeweler of Time presented the new Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, Diva’s Dream Minute Repeater Malachite and Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater timepieces.