A large number of people are participating in the daily interactive workshops, as well as the industry meetings and discussions, at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2018, the organisers said yesterday.
The event, held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, will run until Monday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
DJWE 2018 is presenting a wide variety of daily activities, to suit all interested visitors such as a complimentary daily fine jewellery workshop led by a master craftsman, showcasing the delicate art of making jewellery. Attendees experience the three stages during the one-hour sessions, learning how to bring life to their paintings using water colours, and create designs using wax, and finally the precise creation of metals and gems.
Many visitors are attending the daily DJWE Majlis Talks, which host informal discussions for people from the local community.
The talks are being held by Geoffroy Ader, watch expert and head of Paris auction house Artcurial, and have already been positively received by passionate collectors and visitors on topics such as ‘Collecting Vintage Watches at Auction,’ ‘Patek Philippe; King of the Auction Market,’ and today’s session on ‘Collecting Vintage Sports Wristwatches.’
The discussion tomorrow (Sunday) will be on ‘Chopard & Ferdinand Berthoud’ and on Monday, ‘The Art of Jewellery in Watches.’ In addition, Artcurial is also providing watch collectors with daily free consultations.
Through popular demand, the French watchmaking expert Objectif Horlogerie also returned to DJWE to host complimentary daily watchmaking sessions, offering attendees a diploma into the precision and complexity of handcrafting timepieces. Some 120 people have already participated and taken home their new qualification, encouraging others to preregister for the remaining days of the event.
This year’s edition is also offering a new bespoke workshop by Objectif Horlogerie where 15 people have been offered the chance to assemble a bespoke Swiss watch, especially designed by experts for DJWE. The limited-edition timepiece is carrying the DJWE logo and the Qatari flag, with sapphire glass and 42mm calibre, and equipped with Swiss automation mechanic and presented in a special leather case clasp of Qatari flag colours.
DJWE 2018, in partnership with AlBahie, Qatar’s first auction house, will witness a charity auction, named MILEstones, that will provide jewellery enthusiasts with the opportunity to bid on unique signature pieces by the Young Qatari Designers to celebrate the 15th edition of DJWE. All proceeds will benefit Education Above All, an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
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