November 7 - 10, 2016

Dubai International
Financial Centre (DIFC)

Opening Hours

07th November 12 PM – 9 PM
08th November 12 PM – 9 PM
09th November 12 PM – 9 PM
10th November 12 PM – 8 PM



Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is an annual B2C exhibition designed to provide the fine watch making sector and the independent watchmakers with a unique opportunity to meet the Middle East watch collectors, connoisseurs, and the high-net-worth individuals in the UAE and the region at large.

SDGC is an exclusive gathering held in a comfortable and friendly environment where visitors will discover the world's best and latest watch creations and novelties.

Now in its 3rd successful year, the SDGC is the largest and most prestigious Grandes Complications Horlogerie Exhibition in the Middle East, showcasing world famous brands that are examples of fine watchmaking.

The Venue

The SDGC will take place between November (7 – 10) 2016 at the reception hall at building number five, being the main and the VIP entrance and at the Atrium of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Currently, there are more than 1,500 international and regional banks and financial institutions operating at DIFC with approximately 21,000 employees among high-net-worth individuals, banks, investors and lawyers with male population representing 74% and female 26%.

Why you should exhibit at the Salon des Grandes Complications?

In 2015, the SDGC attracted over 1,200 high quality visitors among watch collectors, watch enthusiasts and high-net-worth individuals. In 2016, we aim to increase by additional 500 visitors among watch collectors and high-net-worth individuals.

Thus representing strong purchasing power among watch collectors, connoisseurs, and the high-net-worth individuals in the Middle East. Salon des Grandes Complications represents an ideal platform to showcase the latest novelties in the right environment and reach the watch collectors.

The Importance of the Middle East for Swiss Watch Companies

Swiss Watch Exports – 2014 & Jan-Mar 2015

The Middle East market is one of the fastest growing markets for imports of Swiss watches. In 2014, the Middle East recorded net imports of CHF 435.4 million of Swiss watch exports.

The Middle East is a safe haven and a key market for Swiss watches. It recorded 8.58 % of the total imports in the year 2014 and consolidated its position in the first three months of 2015 by recording a total of 9.83 % of the total imports worldwide.

DIFC - Facts and Figures

Profile of DIFC Operating Companies


  • Excellent location

    DIFC has an excellent location with easy access for collectors and watch lovers who are visiting from the UAE and/or the region.

  • Ample Car Parking

    Ample car parking and valet parking services available.

  • Complimentary Transportation

    The organizer, in cooperation with Audi Middle East will provide 5 Audi A8 limousines towards the complimentary transportation of VIP guests and exhibitors.