Modern Art Studio

Our History

Modern Art Studio is an Official Rolex and Tudor Retailer, founded in 1936 by Naji Murad. His original shop was located in Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain.

Being an approved Rolex & Tudor Service Centre we offer a complete After Sales Service with technicians trained and qualified by Rolex and Tudor.

With highly trained, experienced and friendly sales staff, we will assist you with your watch selection from many beautiful timepieces on display in our Rolex and Tudor Boutiques.


Naji Murad, Founder of Modern Art Studio in front of his first shop

In 1940, Modern Art Studio became the first Official Rolex Retailer in the Gulf. Today we are one of the longest established retailers worldwide; our history with Rolex extends over 80 years.


Hans Wilsdorf (right), Founder of Rolex & Tudor with Naji Murad

Modern Art Studio became an Official Tudor Retailer, authorised to sell guaranteed Tudor timepieces. Today our history with Tudor extends back over 70 years.


André Heineger (left), CEO of Rolex with Naji Murad outside Modern Art Studio

In 1978, Modern Art Studio’s new Rolex showroom was opened by Mr. André Heiniger CEO of Rolex, who commented that it was “one of the best Rolex shops in the world”.

The shop had exclusive showcases which not only displayed the watches but were also cleverly designed into individual letters spelling the name ROLEX.


Modern Art Studio opens the first Tudor Boutique in the Gulf

Hans Wilsdorf founded Tudor watches in 1946 and the first Tudor Boutique in the Gulf was opened by Modern Art Studio in Manama Bahrain in December 2014.


Modern Art Studio opens one of the largest Rolex Boutiques in the world

This prestigious new boutique in Bahrain City Centre has been uniquely designed by Rolex to embrace the Middle Eastern culture.

The boutique provides an unforgettable experience for customers, offering an extensive Rolex collection of hundreds of watches on display in beautifully crafted walnut showcases.