First ever Watch World Awards 2010 held in New Delhi
2010: The first ever Watch World Awards 2010 were held recently at The Claridges, Surajkund, NewDelhi. Executives from some global luxury watch brands attended the event. An exhibition of the most exquisite watches was also held at the same venue. The awards were graced by Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister, New Delhi, who also presented some awards.
The awards covered 11 product categories and six marketing categories and one mega award – ‘Watch of the Year’. The product entries were shortlisted from 100 to around 45 which were judged in Mumbai by an eminent jury comprising Antoine Simonin, master watchmaker with five decades of experience in watchmaking; fashion designer Rohit Bal; Chhaya Momaya, a leading grooming expert and socialite; and Padmabhushan Michael Ferreira, four time World Billiards Champion and an avid watch collector. The marketing entries were judged by Market Gate’s Shripad Nadkarni and Sharda Agarwal.
The four crore Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan Jaquemarts Minute Repeater watch, which was on display at the exhibition, received the ‘Watch of the Year’ award.
Some of the other award winners are Ulysse Nardin (Best Marketing Campaign on Outdoor, and Best Limited Edition Watch of The Year for the Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan Jaquemarts Minute Repeater); Harry Winston (Complicated Watch of the Year for Harry Winston Opus X, Fashion Watch of the Year for Harry Winston Talk To Me, and Watch with Best Design for Harry Winston Project Z6); Parmigiani (Jewellery Watch of the Year for Parmigiani Kalpa XL Tourbillon Arlequin, and Watch with Highest Utility for Parmigiani Kalpa Tonda Hemisphere); Breilting (Sports Watch of the Year for Breitling Navitimer World); and Cartier (Watch with Artistic Excellence for Cartier Santos 100 Flying Tourbillon).