Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons to hold iconic exhibition with never-seen-before watches, personal effects and memorabilia from the family archives
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the region’s leading luxury timepiece retailer with over 60 years of history in the United Arab Emirates and credited with being the driving force in the deepening and strengthening of the region’s timepiece industry will be showcasing historical items from the private family archives, including rare watches that have never been shown to the public before.
The historical objects have been handpicked to depict the journey and rise of the Seddiqi family from one single store operation in the 1950’s to the powerhouse that it is now, as well as include personal effects of the late founder Mr. Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi that have deep historical and personal value.
The exhibition is free to view and will be held at the Mall of the Emirates from 2nd to 9th April 2014.
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
The first Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons shop was located in Bur Dubai. As business grew, the Ahmed Seddiqi & sons retail presence expanded from a single shop in Dubai’s souk to a formidable network of elegant stores.
Mr. Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi maintained his focus by offering quality Swiss watches to an array of clients, including royalty and politicians. He furthered the company’s growth through his exclusive franchise agreements with the world’s leading Swiss watch companies and he safeguarded the business by keeping Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons a tight-knit family operation.
The first franchise agreement was signed with Swiss watch brand, West End Watch Co. in 1949, after which the portfolio of brands expanded to include over 90% of the world’s luxury Swiss watch brands.
Today, the passion for luxury watches is deeply embedded into the ethos of the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons’ family.
What started as one man's passion over 60 years ago is today an empire that brings luxury and honesty to the hearts of watch collectors all over the world.