Watch of the Year
Since it started in 2000, the 0024 WatchWorld Watch of the Year contest has become a respected institution. Every year watch manufacturers, importers, jewelers and watch lovers look forward to this competition, organized by us. The decisions are made by our jury with the help of the readers of our magazines and and visitors of our website.
The nominations for the 00/24 European Watch of the Year Awards 2013 are in! Watch brands have submitted their best watches in six categories: four men’s watches, one category of men’s and women’s watches and one women’s category. So now 00/24 WatchWorld wants to hear what your favourite watch is, because in addition to the existing six categories – decided by the judges – there is a special Readers’ Award.
Last year an international jury of eight watch experts from the UK, Benelux, and Scandinavia gathered in London to decide which watches would be honored with European Watch of the Year awards. This year 00/24 WatchWorld (United Kingdom and Scandinavia) and 00/24 Horloges (the Netherlands, Belgium) is organizing the second pan-European edition of this contest. Once again a jury of watch experts and dedicated collectors will decide which of last year’s new watches reached the pinnacle of excellence. These passionate professionals will spend many hours judging the watches nominated by manufacturers and distributors, who will have to present the shortlisted watches to the jury in person.
On October 2nd, all major watch brands met at the London May Fair Hotel to attend the first European Watch of the Year gala, a fantastic award giving ceremony presented by former RAF-navigator, author and broadcaster John Nicol. The six awards were handed out by members of the jury. Have a look at the video report of this exciting evening!
On October 2d, over 100 representatives of all major watch brands met at the London May Fair Hotel to attend the first European Watch of the Year gala, a fantastic award giving ceremony presented by former RAF-navigator, author and broadcaster John Nicol. The six awards were handed out by members of the jury. Have a look at our photographic report of this exciting evening!
It has taken the members of the jury many hours of discussions, comparisons and decisions to find out which watches were awarded with the European Watch of the Year prizes in a splendid competition organized by 00/24 WatchWorld and 00/24 Horloges! They had to judge over 100 nominated watches in four men’s watch categories and one category of ladies watches. And we proudly present the five winners. In addition over 7.000 readers of our magazines and website voted for the coveted Readers Award. In this category we can announce TWO winners! In a competition there are winners and – inevitably – losers. But this competition is an exception: there are only winners because the European Watch of the Year is one huge celebration of watch making at its best.
Quite a lot of managers, executives and distributors of all the well-known watch brands have difficulty getting enough sleep. One of their watches has been nominated for the 1st European Watch of the Year competition, organized by 00/24 WatchWorld and 00/24 Horloges.
Intense discussions, unanimous judgments
You’d normally expect to find movie stars at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), but on June 26 this year it was the watch industry’s star products that received top billing at the Academy’s Piccadilly headquarters. After 11 years holding the Watch of the Year award successfully in Holland, it was time for the 00/24 family of magazines – 00/24 Horloges in Holland, 00/24 WatchWorld UK and 00/24 WatchWorld Scandinavia – to convene in London as the awards stepped up to become an international event.
The 00/24 Watch of the Year competition dates back to 2000. After eleven Dutch competitions, Watch of the Year is now being held at European level for the first time. This reflects the internationalisation of 00/24 Horloges since the English and Scandinavian editions were launched in 2006. The competition has been given a slight name change, to 00/24 WatchWorld European Watch of the Year. What has remained the same are the four categories for men’s watches and one category for women’s watches. The Readers Award, first introduced last year, is back again in 2012. Readers of the leading London business newspaper City A.M. had also been invited to participate, so expectations are that last year’s number of votes will be vastly exceeded. The poll closed on September 2nd.
This year we are hosting the 0024 Watch of the Year awards in London for the first time, and we are inviting readers to vote for their favourite watch. These watches have all been submitted by their brands and importers, and are entered across four price categories and one category for the best women's watch. We are inviting readers or 0024 WatchWorld, 0024 Horloges and the London business newspaper City AM to select their favourite watch from all those submitted in the competition.
Since it started in 2000, the 00/24 Watch of the Year contest has become a respected institution. Every year watch manufacturers, importers, jewelers and watch lovers look forward to this competition, organized by leading Dutch watch magazine 00/24 Horloges. The contest is unique: a jury of watch experts and dedicated collectors spend many hours judging the watches nominated by manufacturers and importers, who must present the nominated watches themselves. Now, after 11 years, the contest becomes truly international, by moving to London for 2012.
The 11th Watch of the Year Awards took place on June 16, 2011 at the Dutch Hotels van Oranje, Noordwijk aan Zee. Over 140 importers, representatives and jewellers were present to hear during a one hour ceremony which watch won an award in one of the four price ranges, the ladies award, innovation award, special jury price and the readers award.
On Thursday, June 16 the jury of the Dutch 00/24 Horloges/ WatchWorld Watch of the Year announced the awards in 8 categories for the best watches of 2011.
The jury (10 well-known Dutch watch specialists, watch makers and watch enthusiasts) decided to award winners in 7 categories (men’s watches in 4 price segments, women’s watches, innovation and one special award of the jury); the eighth award was the Reader’s Award.
Well, you'll have to wait till June 16 to find out which watches have been crowned with the coveted 'Watch of the Year'-title. Yesterday evening the jury met at the Oranje Hotels in Dutch seaside town Noordwijk aan Zee.
Representatives of watch manufacturers and importers presented the 19 nominated watches to the members of the jury. After long and often heated discussions the votes were cast and a winner was selected in 6 categories (5 male watches and one ladies watch).
The jury also decided to give one watch a special award and chose the winner of the awards for innovation and design. You'll read all about the competition in the second issue of 00/24 Horloges.