RESERVOIR watch unveils its latest collaboration with the renowned Emirati artist Abdulla Lutfi, introducing a distinctive timepiece that seamlessly blends modern art with traditional Swiss-made horology. This limited-edition creation is exclusively available at the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons boutiques across the Middle East.
The timepiece serves as both a utilitarian tool and a creative statement, embodying a lively blend of precision and whimsy. The watch’s dial immediately captures attention with its brilliant blue background, showcasing a colourful and playful urban scene. Skyscrapers, symbolic of the bustling international city of Dubai, form a dynamic backdrop interspersed with recurring patterns in windows, antennae, and other architectural elements. Different shades of blue depict the metropolis, while contrasting tones provide depth and perspective.
A delightful figure on the dial donning a dishdasha exudes energy and joy as he merrily runs around, clutching a musical note that symbolizes the rhythm and melody of city life.
As an artist on the spectrum, Abdulla perceives and interprets the world in a distinctive and non-conventional manner. He takes great pride in his exceptional memory, keen attention to detail, and the spontaneity imbued in his work. For him, art is more than just expression. It’s a bridge connecting him to the world. Through his creations, Abdulla feels as if he’s allowing viewers a glimpse into his very soul.
The watch epitomizes impeccable Swiss craftsmanship, extending beyond visual allure. The retrograde minute hand glides gracefully, the jumping hour acts as a distinct indicator, offering an innovative time-reading approach. Constructed from stainless steel, the casing reflects light, bestowing it a premium appearance. Powered by the RESERVOIR calibre RSV-240, a self-winding mechanical movement with a patented 113-piece module. The sleek case contrasts harmoniously with the leather strap, providing comfort and style. Attention to detail is emphasized by the embroidered strap edges.
“I believe art is the language of the soul, and through my collaboration with Reservoir and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, I’ve found a way to express my art As an autistic savant artist, I embrace the beauty of the world through my unique lens, and in creating the dial of this watch, I hope to share a glimpse of my inner universe with the world.” Abdulla Lutfi
“We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Reservoir created in partnership with the incredibly talented Abdulla Lutfi. The style of this limited edition represents a beautiful balance of whimsical artistry and refined craftsmanship.”Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, Chief Commercial Officer, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.
“I am very proud of our collaboration with Abdulla Lutfi and Seddiqi & Sons with this limited edition. Abdulla is a very gifted and inspired artist with a huge talent and powerful vision. This special watch serie embeds his incredible unique style inspired by the Emirates lifestyle and culture. Is it an honor to develop this creation with Seddiqi & Sons who have been extremely supportive and enthusiastic about this collaboration.”François Moreau, Founder & CEO, RESERVOIR watch.
The reverse side offers an enthralling view of the watch’s inner mechanics through the exposed movement, displaying gears and components in the brushed stainless-steel case. The playful character on the watch face seamlessly extends to the back, adding whimsy to its technological facets. Each piece is engraved with “1 of 25,” signifying its limited-edition status. The accompanying box features a delightful urban skyline illustration, the figure dancing with glee, the signature “Abdullah Lutfi,” and the “Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons” stamp. An extra touch is the special embroidery inside the box, showcasing an original Abdullah Lutfi drawing.
RESERVOIR x Abdulla Lutfi Technical Specifications
Ref: RSV04.AL/133 – 4’900 €TTC, 4’600 £ incl taxes, 5’300 $ w/o taxes MSRP, 4’900 CHF incl taxes, Limited Edition 50 pieces exclusively available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons boutiques
– Retrograde Minute, Jumping Hour
– Caliber RSV-240: Manufacture Self-winding Mechanical Movement, Patented proprietary 113-pieces module (LJP G100 base)
– 56-Hour Power Reserve
– 28,800 alt./h
– Swiss Made
– 41.5mm, 316L Stainless Steel Brushed Case
– Hand & Dial with Painted Pattern
– White Index with Arabic numerals
– Screw-down Crown, Water-resistant 5ATM
– Open case-back, with an original ABDULLA LUTFI drawing glass paint application
– Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal
– Black Nubuck Leather Strap with Black Stitching, Black Wax Side, 22 mm Width
– Grey Nubuck Leather Strap with Navy blue Stitching, Blue Wax Side, 22 mm Width
– Pin Buckle
– White Wooden Box with original ABDULLA LUTFI drawing
– Additional special embroidery with the original ABDULLA LUTFI drawing and its signature.
About The artist ABDULLA LUTFI
Abdulla Lutfi is a young, dynamic, established Emirati artist based in Dubai. He currently creates art at his studio Next Chapter at Tashkeel, Al Fahidi. Abdulla’s passion for art stems from his amazing attention to detail, his black and white view of the world, and his sharp sense of humor. His distinct black and white drawings of the U.A.E’s skylines and landscape usually feature an exaggerated humorous glimpse of everyday Emirati life. Abdulla’s artistic signature is ABDULLA LUTFI.
Abdulla has a special fascination for Japanese culture and everything Japanese and has visited Japan several times; he’s presently working towards and exhibition in Japan. You can detect this influence and love in his drawings. He has dedicated many drawings, paintings and sculptures to various aspects of Japanese life; from pop culture and anime, to icons and landscapes.
Abdulla regards art as his connection to the world. He believes art is a powerful medium that conveys an individual’s innermost world, a window to the soul. He considers himself as an ambassador for the “The People of Determination” with a mission to enable special needs artists to find and share their unique style.
Despite his young age, Abdulla is an accomplished artist having already had a couple of sold out solo exhibitions. He has fulfilled several commissions from hotels, banks, and Dubai International Airport. Abdulla has illustrated a children’s coloring book commissioned by the Embassy of the U.A.E in Washington D.C.
Abdulla continues to grow as a person and as a gifted artist. He continues to peer tutor his fellow artists, exhibit in various media styles and expand his repertoire of talent. He aspires to raise awareness and promote inclusion of the special needs community through his artwork.
Find out more : https://abdullalutfi.com/
About AHMED SEDDIQI & SONS
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, established in 1950, is the leading luxury watch and jewellery retailer in the UAE. With a customer centric approach at its core, the company offers an unmatched luxury retail experience with a curated collection of over 80 brands across over 50 locations. Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is recognised as a pioneer amongst retailers in the region, led by its commitment to service excellence, horology expertise, portfolio curation, and creating unique experiences.
Find out more : https://www.seddiqi.com/
ABOUT RESERVOIR watch
Unique design inspired by mechanical measuring instruments, RESERVOIR watches redefine boldness. The Swiss Made movement offers a radical way to read time – retrograde minute, jumping hour, power reserve. It transforms time into a precious resource, a faithful ally of adventure. Every 60 minutes, the single hand retrogrades and activates the next moment with the same intensity. To make every hour count. Fail or prevail but Make It Bold.
RESERVOIR watches reflect the functionality and aesthetic appeal of counters or gauges primarily from cars, aeronautics and marine. An era in which precision instruments were at the service of mankind, when the adrenaline coursed through the driver’s or pilot’s veins as he embarked upon voyages that demanded courage and high performance.
Twelve collections build the RESERVOIR assortment through four universes and one separated range: GT Tour, Supercharged, Longbridge, Battlefield, Kanister (Cars), Airfight, Black Sparrow (Aeronautic), Tiefenmesser, Hydrosphere (Marine), Sonomaster (Music) and Comics by RESRVOIR (Blake & Mortimer, Popeye). All models are equipped with a bespoke and patented horological module associated with a manufacture movement, assembled at La-Chaux-De-Fonds in Switzerland by a renowned watchmaker (calibers RSV-240 or RSV-Bi120).
The collections are distributed globally among 20+ countries, including the United States, Japan, Europe and Middle East, on-line and through a network of 80+ luxury retailers, the core range being priced at 4’000 euros. Established in 2017, RESERVOIR is presenting its novelties annually at international watch fairs (e.g. Time To Watches / Baselworld (Switzerland), Couture (USA), SIAR (Mexico),…) receiving outstanding reviews from the world media.
Collections were nominated four times for the Geneva Grand Prix de d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, selected at the 2021 and 2023 Only Watch charity auction and received the Red Dot design award in 2022.