+971 4 327 4320
The Gate Building, Marble Walk, Level B1
Dubai International Financial Center -
DIFC P.O. Box: 506645 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
A native of Aachen, Germany, who now calls Dubai his home, Tariq is a passionate vintage Rolex lover who 5 years ago introduced the UAE to the first vintage watch store, Momentum. At the age of 16 he began his journey as Swatch dealer in the early 90s and just a few years later he got into contemporary and vintage watches.
In 1996 he bought his first Rolex and that¹s when his love for Rolex was born. Together with his brother he opened a shop for modern & vintage watches and jewelry when still in University. After 4 years infrastructural reasons in Aachen made him close the shop and focus on his business degree but his hunt for special pieces didn¹t end here. A consulting job in telecommunications brought him several times to to Dubai where he was constantly searching for vintage Rolexes but very soon noticed that there was not a single store dedicated to vintage watches.
The decision was quickly made and together with two friends who were living in Dubai, he launched Momentum in 2011. Today Momentum is the go to place when it comes to vintage & collectible watches in the Middle East, especially vintage Rolex. His clientele is mostly local but he sells a lot of watches abroad and usually attends the big shows and auctions internationally. He writes many articles in the online- and print media to educate the local market and has already created a vintage watch community where he also hosts events.