Recently we have been invited to witness the very prestigious ‘Watch World Awards’. This is the sixth edition of the Watch World Awards 2015. We walked through the event were many famous personalities were present, including the film celebrities like Bollywood actor Yami Gautam, Nimrat Kaur and Pallavi Sharda and our very own fashion industry personality Raghavendra Rathore was present at the event.
The night was indeed amazing where we witness reputed watch brands winning commendations across 10 product and 7 market categories. It was truly enlightening as how the jury selected the winners in different categories by keeping in mind so many prospective. This prestigious Award brought together legendary watchmakers on a common platform celebrating the complex art of fine watchmaking. The entries were judged by panelists, including Antoine Simonin, Apoorva Lakhia, Raghavendra Rathore, Adhiraj Singh & Nitish Tipnis.
We were welcomed by Mr. Mitrajit Bhattacharya, who is the Chitralekha’s President, Publisher, and creator of Watch World Awards. The awards have been categories between Marketing Awards and Product Awards.
The event hosted top-notch watch brands like GREUBEL FORSEY, BULGARI, IWC, ROGER DUBUIS, CORUM, BREITLING, SEIKO, HYT, CITIZEN, ZENITH, PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, HUBLOT, TITAN. The winners in the Marketing categories included TITAN Raga, picking up the award for ‘Best Marketing Campaigns on Television’. SEIKO, Lulu Mall, Cochin picked the ‘Best Boutique’ award, while TITAN Raga and IWC Portofino Midsize watch launch received the ‘Best Integrated Marketing Campaign’ Award. HUBLOT ICC World Cup Association bagged the ‘Best-Organised Event’ and ‘Best use of Ambient Media’ awards while TITAN’s ‘TITAN Gift of Time’ campaign was awarded the ‘Best use of Social Media’ award.
In the product category GREUBEL FORSEY Quantième Perpétuel à Équation won ‘Watch of the Year 2015’ and also the ‘Best Complicated Watch’ awards. CORUM Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides (Red) went way with the ‘Sports Watch of the Year’ award. HYT Skull was selected for the ‘Watch with Best Design’ award, BREITLING B55 Connected won the ‘Best Concept Watch of the Year’ award and PARMIGIANI FLEURIER Bugatti 370 Victoire bagged the ‘Best Limited Edition Watch of the Year’ award.
‘Jewellery Watch of the Year’ award went to BULGARI Diva while the ‘Best Fashion Watch’award was bagged by HUBLOT Big Bang Broderie. ROGER DUBUIS Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon in Titanium was conferred with the ‘Watch with Most Innovative Material’ award while ‘Watch with Highest Utility’ award was presented to CITIZEN Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F900. ZENITH Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II was honoured with the ‘Watch with Artistic Excellence’ award.
We also had super fun and lots of laughter when the comic act started by Delhi-based stand-up comedian, Vasu Primlani. Watching this award so close actually opened my mind and made me think how much effort actually goes into making a watch and the companies think so much before manufacturing any watch.
It was truly an honour to be a part of this grand ‘Watch World Awards’. Thank you so much for reading and we hope they will again call us to be a part of their next edition of ‘Watch World Awards’.