WATCH AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED
The Couture Time Awards Rewards Fine Watchmaking
June 3, 2012, Las Vegas—A crowd of hundreds, representing every corner of the watch and jewelry industry, gathered in the Encore Ballroom in Las Vegas last evening, anticipating the announcement of the winners in the second annual Couture Time Awards, part of the Couture Design Awards at the Couture trade show.
The Couture Time Awards is unique in the United States. The competition is designed to draw attention to fine watchmaking and the outstanding watch brands that are part of the Couture Time portion of the Couture show. Organized by Couture and Watch Journal magazine, the awards comprise three categories of competition decided by a distinguished jury of watch experts, including collectors and specialized journalists. In addition, an all-new award, the Couture Time People’s Choice Award, is decided by attendees, particularly watch retailers, at the Couture show.
This year’s jury members were: Watch Journal International Editor Keith W. Strandberg, veteran watch journalist Roberta Naas, celebrity chef and watch collector Nick Stellino, entrepreneur and watch collector Sam Yukon, entrepreneur and watch collector Anthony Tsai, and Worth magazine Luxury Director Kate Hovey. Glen Bowen, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Watch Journal, and Marie Picon, Editorial Director of Watch Journal, announced the results of the voting.
The Romain Jerome Steampunk Chrono, a 50-mm retro-futuristic timepiece, took the Couture Time Award for Architecture. Graham London’s Silverstone Tourbillograph, a particularly robust tourbillon chronograph, claimed the Couture Time Award for Technical Excellence. The Couture Time Award for Innovation went to the HD3 Slyde, an imaginative touchscreen timepiece presenting a range of virtual functions and complications. And in the newly inaugurated People’s Choice category, popular British brand Bremont won with its ALT1-WT watch, an aviation-inspired world timer. Watch Journal’s Glen Bowen commented, “We are extremely pleased to present these awards, and we congratulate all of the winners for their incredible accomplishments.”
- Date :
- 3 June - 2012
- Time :
- 12:00 AM