The results are in. Eve’s Watch, a magazine aimed at women interested and involved in horology, teamed up with Urb-It (an on-demand lifestyle shopping app) for the publication’s second awards ceremony last week – and the big winners were Chanel and Gucci
Guests gathered at Mayfair members’ club Morton's on Thursday 2 November in honour of pioneering watch designs and to celebrate the achievements of the talented women in the world of horology. There were 13 categories celebrating achievements in women’s watchmaking from Best Jewellery Watch and Best Complication to Best Sports Watch and Best Fashion Watch.
The event culminated in Audemars Piguet (in the luxury category) and Rado (in the under £2,000 category) taking home the award for Watch of the Year for the Royal Oak Frosted Gold and True Thinline (in green ceramic), respectively. Chanel (luxury) and Gucci (under £2,000) crowned Brand of the Year within their categories, too.
TAG Heuer (luxury) and Michael Kors (under £2,000) received the Popular Choice Award, which was voted for by the public via Eve’s Watch and other publications. The Woman of the Year Award went to the Aurélie Picaud, Fabergé’s Timepieces Director.
After winning the award, Picaud said: “This is such a great honour for me to be awarded Woman of the Year by the members of the judging panel, and it’s so wonderful to have this happening exactly four years after the start of the Fabergé timepieces adventure. I am so glad to see an event like the Eve’s Watch Awards celebrating both women and women’s watches because, for years, women’s watches have not really been considered. I am really proud and happy to be part of this change in the industry and hope to continue this adventure with all of you.”
Other winners on the night included Dior Grand Soir Botanic for Best High Jewellery, Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power for Best Complication and the Rolex Yacht-Master II (known informorly as Tutti Frutti) for Collectors’ Choice.
Rolex and Gucci also won the award for Buyers’ Choice, while Moritz Grossmann's Tefnut Twist scooped Best Innovation. Gucci also won Best Fashion Watch category, for its Le Marché des Merveilles snake watch. The Omega Speedmaster 38 (in green) was named Best Sports Watch, while Chanel’s Première Camélia Skeleton (luxury) and Klokers’ Klok-01 (under £2,000) triumphed for Best Design.
Winner of Popular Choice (luxury): TAG Heur
Winner of Popular Choice (under £2,000): Michael Kors
Watch of the Year 2017 (luxury): Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold
Watch of the Year 2017 (under £2,000): Rado True Thinline (in green ceramic)
Brand of the Year (luxury): Chanel
Brand of the Year (under £2,000): Gucci
Woman of the Year: Aurélie Picaud, timepieces director at Fabergé
Buyer’s Choice (luxury): Rolex
Buyer’s Choice (under £2,000): Gucci
Best High Jewellery Watch: Dior Grand Soir Botanic
Best Fashion Watch: Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles snake watch
Best Design (luxury): Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton
Best Design (under £2,000): Klockers KLOK-01
Best Sports Watch: Omega Speedmaster 38 (in green)
Best Complication: Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power
Collector’s Choice: Rolex Yacht-Master II (Tutti Frutti)
Best Innovation: Moritz Grossmann Tefnut Twist (classic)
Best Newcomer: Sekford