Last Friday witnessed one of the most awaited evenings of the year i.e. Watch World Awards!
I have been following and covering this iconic event initiated by Mr. Mitrajit Bhattacharya since its inception and into its 6th year, they just keep taking it a notch higher. It would not be wrong on my part to say that this event surely steals all the glamour of the city and stores them at one forum for a night for all of us to consume!
Pretty faces, luxury brands, creative brains and vision to the future, all at one stage- where else would you find it?
As I entered into the soothing ambience of the event’s hospitality partner; Westin Gurgaon, I could sense the buzz of the event from the lobby area itself. The evening was beautifully curated and even better hosted by the ravishing anchor Pooja Yadav. But fashion, luxury and glamour was not the only source of entertainment for the night! Stand-up comedian Vasu Primlani set the stage literally on fire, as her 15 minute act got all in the audience chuckling aloud.
Dare I say, at one point of time I was feeling a bit weird with the volume of my friend’s laughter reaching to the centre of the stage!
Coming back to the event, Watch Word Awards has surely established itself as an event to reckon with. Mr. Mitrajit Bhattacharya’s attempt to recognize the unsung heroes of this delicate art (Watch making), surely is one to appreciate. And the presence of large number of luminary guests apart from celebs like Yami Gautam, Nimrat Kaur and Pallavi Sharda, from different walks of the society proves the point.
Judged by acclaimed panelists including Antoine Simonin, Apoorva Lakhia, Raghavendra Rathore, Adhiraj Singh & Nitish Tipnis, the gala event saw the coming together of world’s leading watch brands and master watchmakers creating a larger-than-life platform of the horology ecosphere.
GREUBEL FORSEY, BULGARI, IWC, ROGER DUBUIS, CORUM, BREITLING, SEIKO, HYT, CITIZEN, ZENITH, PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, HUBLOT and TITAN, you name the brand and it was present there! But as they say, only few can be the winners, so was the case that night.
Below is the detailed list of all the winners across various categories.
TITAN Raga- ‘Best Marketing Campaigns on Television’
SEIKO, Lulu Mall, Cochin – ‘Best Boutique’
TITAN Raga and IWC Portofino Midsize watch launch – ‘Best Integrated Marketing Campaign’
HUBLOT ICC World Cup Association- ‘Best-Organised Event’ and ‘Best use of Ambient Media’
‘TITAN Gift of Time’ campaign- ‘Best use of Social Media’
GREUBEL FORSEY Quantième Perpétuel à Équation- ‘Watch of the Year 2015’ and also the ‘Best Complicated Watch’
CORUM Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides (Red)- ‘Sports Watch of the Year’
HYT Skull- the ‘Watch with Best Design’
BREITLING B55 Connected – Best Concept Watch of the Year’
PARMIGIANI FLEURIER Bugatti 370 Victoire- Best Limited Edition Watch of the Year’
‘Jewellery Watch of the Year’ – BULGARI Diva
HUBLOT Big Bang Broderie- ‘Best Fashion Watch’
ROGER DUBUIS Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon in Titanium- Watch with Most Innovative Material’
CITIZEN Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F900- ‘Watch with Highest Utility’
ZENITH Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II- ‘Watch with Artistic Excellence’
Images: Meenakshi Bajpai