Frédéric Watrelot recently joined Sotheby’s as a Senior Watch Specialist based in Dubai, bringing 20 years of experience in the international auction market and watch industry, most notably in the Middle East. Prior to this, Frédéric worked for an international auction house where he developed the watch business in key markets, including the Middle East, Hong Kong and the Americas. A Graduate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Santa Monica, California, Frédéric started his career in the luxury Watch & Jewellery retail industry in the US and in France. He then went on to lead the activities of an exclusive Swiss watch company in the Middle East, India and Africa. Frédéric speaks fluent English and French.