The Esquire Watch Dinner
The 20 dinner guests were handpicked by Esquire and Momentum and invited to the Wafi-based restaurant, each bringing with them a personal watch with a story behind it. The guest list demonstrated a considerable depth of knowledge of the craft behind watchmaking and the appreciation for well-made timepieces.
The evening featured welcoming speeches from Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Lawerence, Esquire’s watch columnist Sam Truman and Momentum’s Tariq Malik. Dinner was followed by a Q&A session where guests shared the fascinating stories behind their watches.
Based in DIFC-based, Momentum specialises in the reading and preservation of vintage and classic timepieces and it home to a wealth of expertise on all things timepiece related. Founder by Tariq Malik, Adam Roan and Anas Halabi, the store features a curated collection of limited edition and iconic timepieces.
Luxury gifts and fragrances were provided by Penhaligon’s, while Qbara laid on a contemporary Arab spread in the restaurant’s private dining room.
Ariana Sellefyan and Esquire’s Publishing Director, Lisa Rokny
Sam Truman, Sivakaram Vadivello and Tariq Malik
Esquire Editor-in-chief, Jeremy Lawerence
The excellent food at Qbara
The fantastic spread from Qbara
Mohammed AL Bulooki and Tariq Malik