Following the conclusion of the third annual Salon des Grandes Complications, the 12th ‘Watch of the Year’ awards gala dinner was held on November 10, at the Ritz Carlton DIFC. 12 winners were selected by an independent group of regional watch collectors and connoisseurs, including H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Mishal Kanoo, Yousef Al Nowais and Roberta Naas.
The awards ceremony aims to set industry standards across the Middle East, and raise awareness of watchmaking and watch culture.
This year’s winners were:
Best Multi-Time Zone Watch – Arnold & Son DTE Instrument Collection
Best Tourbillon Watch – De Bethune DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon
Best Classical Watch – Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Date Sand
Best High-End Jewelled Watch – Chopard Imperiale – Rainbow watch
Best Technical Innovation Watch – Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon
Best Sports Watch – Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio – 44mm Blue Dial
Best Mens’ Watch – Cartier Drive de Cartier
Best Ladies’ Watch – Roger Dubuis Blossom Velvet Pink
Best Chronograph Watch – Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary
Best Design Watch – Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition – 8 pieces
Best Independent Watch Brand – Bovet 1822
Best Digital Watch – Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000