Anyone that has met my wife knows she is extremely passionate about food. Probably as passionate as I am about watches. So it would be no surprise if the idea for a high horology photoshoot in a contemporary Japanese restaurant may have been planted in my head by her when I was in a state of receptive half sleep one evening. Yup, that’s probably what happened, but I’m thankful for it now 😀 !
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Mr Yukitaka Kitade aka “Yuki”, Head Chef of the newly-opened restaurant and lounge Sake No Hana in Dubai, was our very gracious and accommodating host for the day. A joint venture project between the famed Hakkasan Group and hospitality specialist Crystal Group, Sake No Hana’s expansion from London to Dubai is something that should excite most people that are in any way serious about the quality of Japanese food they want to eat and the atmosphere of where they want to eat it. For an actual review of the restaurant and lounge you can see the thoughts of our friends at Ping Dubai (click here).
What’s a WatchAnish party without some suitably pant wetting wristwear? Well it’s probably still a good party, but we brought some crazy watches anyway!!
An example of some culinary delights to be found from the kitchen of Mr “Yaki”…
Sumiyaki Wagyu Sirloin
Gindara Mirin Kanzuri Miso (Black cod)
Beef Rikyu Tataki
Crunchy California maki
Back in the kitchen, the chefs were hard at work experimenting with different ingredients…
After dinner, the lounge bar became the perfect backdrop for some more creative shots (pun intended!)
Hope you enjoyed our little pictorial (please do like it on Facebook and share it with your friends if you did!), and many thanks to Seddiqi & Sons and Thani Al Ansari for use of their beautiful watches, and Sake No Hana for their wonderful hospitality!
Patek Philippe Enamel Dial with special blue Patek strap (Ref.5116P),
Richard Mille Baby Bubba Watson (RM055)
De Bethune (DB28)
F.P. Journe Octa Sport
Chopard LUC 8HF
Officine Panerai Power Reserve(PAM090)
Audemars Piguet Carbon Forged Team Alinghi
Officine Panerai Radiomir Black Seal (PAM292)
Chopard Mille Miglia Dubai special Edition (black and red)