“Time is what makes us human, timepieces are what make us happy.” – Nicholas Foulkes, stated during Dubai Watch Week, 2021.
Some say happiness cannot be measured nor weighed nor bought. The feeling of happiness – defined as, “an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment” – is what many of us seek in our everyday lives. It is what allows us to continue to put one foot in front of the other, even when times are dark; even when a world has shut down.
Happiness is, by all accounts, our ultimate treasure, and we are its seeking pirates. It is our light at the end of the tunnel. It is… our grail watch. Meaning, we will continue to want it, to do what we need to in order to obtain it, and we will show it off through our laughter and our smiles once we find it in its truest form.
Timepieces are what make us happy. No truer words have been spoken. Dubai Watch Week is a place where people go to find their happiness.
In case you were not around for Day 4 of Dubai Watch Week, here are a handful of things you may have missed:
The Crypto Conversation
Saturday’s first Horology Forum panel was a biggie. Moderated by Dr. Noah Radford, the panelists included Leonie Flückiger of Adresta AG and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, an avid watch collector. The purpose of this discussion was to discuss the global fascination with Crypto currency and NFTs as well as to examine the current elimination of ‘human error.’ Questions from the audience touched a lot on where resellers (such as WatchBox) stand with regard to NFTs. It was an enlightening discussion for those who have familiarity with this new form of currency and eye-opening for those who may not.
With fabulous new launches by Aramedes as well as Greubel Forsey (who topped off their launch with a jammin’ party at Cipriani), another GPHG results chat in the Collector’s Lounge, and yummy food and beverages at the multiple pop-up restaurants on-site (not to mention fabulous weather!), Saturday turned out to be another beautiful, successful, and happy day at Dubai Watch Week.
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