Middle East ‘Watch of the Year’ 2014 winners announced

Hot on the heels of the first Salon des Grandes Complications, the annual Middle East ‘Watch of the Year’ awards took place at the Ritz-Carlton, DIFC on Thursday, November 27. Brands were honored for their contributions to watchmaking across 11 categories.

WOTY 2014 WinnersAn independent panel of 12 judges were responsible for selecting the winners including Frederic Watrelot, head of Christie’s Watch departments in Hong Kong and Dubai, H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa of Bahrain, UAE businessman Mishal Kanoo and American watch journalist Roberta Naas, along with several connoisseurs and collectors. Results were said to be independently adjudicated by international law firm Morgan Lewis.

Below are the categories as well as the brands and timepieces that won:

Best Multi-Time Zone Watch – Jaeger-LeCoultre, Duomètre Unique Travel Time

WOTY 2014 Best MultiTimeZone Watch

Best Tourbillon Watch – Cartier, Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch

WOTY 2014 Best Tourbillon Watch

Best Classical Watch – Bovet Fleurier, Récital 12 “Monsieur Dimier”

WOTY 2014 Best Classic Watch

Best High-End Jewellery Watch – Graff, MasterGraff Tourbillon 45mm Fully Set with Diamonds

WOTY 2014 Best High End Jewelry Watch

Best Technical Innovation Watch – Greubel Forsey, QP à Equation

WOTY 2014 Technical Innovation

Best Sports Watch – Roger Dubuis, Pulsion Skeleton Flying Tourbillon

WOTY 2014 Best Sport Watch

Best Men’s Watch – Cartier, Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch

WOTY 2014 Best Men's Watch

Best Ladies Watch – Van Cleef & Arpels, Pont des Amoureux Poetic Complication

WOTY 2014 Best Ladies Watch

Best Chronograph Watch – De Bethune, DB28 Maxichrono

WOTY 2014 Best Chronograph

Best Design Watch – Arnold & Son, Time Pyramid

WOTY 2014 Best Design Watch

Best Independent Watch Brand – MB&F

WOTY 2014 Best Independent Brand

The first edition of the ‘Watch of the Year’ awards took place in 2005, the event aims to establish industry standards and raise awareness of watch culture and horological craftsmanship across the region.

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