The 19th edition of the Middle East Watch & Jewellery of the Year Awards took place on 22nd November at the opulent Green Room at Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The prestigious annual gala once again paid tribute to the world's most coveted timepieces and jewellery.
The landmark event was brought to life by the publishers of Arabian Watches & Jewellery Magazine, with support from Al Fardan Jewellery, Majid Al Futtaim, Lucid Motors, and organisers of the Saudi International Luxury Week exhibition.
“We are honoured to be a part of this year’s Middle East Watch & Jewellery of the Year Awards as they continue to pioneer and set industry standards in the Middle East for fine jewellery and watches,” says Ghada Al Fardan, CEO and Vice President, Al Fardan Jewellery UAE.
“With Al Fardan’s reputation as leading worldwide experts on the natural pearl trading, we commend the organisers for providing this platform to champion the region’s commitment to the industry,” she added.
Under the theme "Heritage and Innovation for a Sustainable Future" this year, the Middle East Watch & Jewellery of the Year Awards aimed to underscore the importance of sustainability in watch and jewellery culture, and highlighted the region’s emerging status as a global industry hub. With sustainability at the forefront, the ceremony recognised and honoured 23 leading watch and jewellery brands for their remarkable creations.
The Swiss Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Arthur Mattli, was in attendance, alongside numerous watch collectors and jewellery enthusiasts.
Winners of 2023 Awards
Best Diving Watch - Ulysse Nardin - DIVER X SKELETON AZURE
Best Sports Watch - Girard-Perregaux - Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition
Best Chronograph Watch - A. Lange & Söhne - ODYSSEUS CHRONOGRAPH
Best Ladies Watch - CHANEL - MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ PIQUE-AIGUILLES DÉCOR TWEED
Best Men's Watch - Chopard - Alpine Eagle 41XPS in Lucent Steel
Best Design Watch - Louis Moinet - Cosmopolis
Best Multi-Time Zone Watch - Parmigiani Fleurier - Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
Best Technical Innovation Watch - Czapek & Cie - Complicité Stardust
Best High-End Jewelled Watch - BVLGARI - Monete Catene Dual Time High Jewelry Secret Watch
Best Tourbillon Watch - Jaeger-LeCoultre - Reverso Tribute Duo Face Tourbillon
Best Iconic Watch - IWC Schaffhausen - Ingenieur Automatic 40
Best Independent Watch Brand - Breitling
CEO of the year - Georges Kern - CEO of Breitling
Best Everyday Jewellery - Chopard - Happy Hearts
Best Fashionable Jewellery - BUSATTI 1947 - FLORENCE
Best Eastern Design Jewellery Piece - Bil Arabi - Hawa Ring
Best Pearl Jewellery Piece - Yoko London - Aurora
Best Theme Jewellery - Atelier Spitaleri - Uranus
Best Colorful Jewellery Set - Dolce&Gabbana - Necklace and Bracelet set
Best High-End Jewellery Collection - Van Cleef & Arpels - Piazza Divina Necklace with interchangeable pendants
Best Red Carpet Jewellery Set - Mouawad - Regina Diamond and Emerald Suite
Best Diamond-Studded Necklace - Graff - Graff D Flawless Tribal Diamond Necklace
Best Independent Designer - RENAD ALAMOUDI
Nominated brands were judged by a distinguished panel of experts including collectors and watch experts from Switzerland, USA and across the Gulf.
This year marks the 19th edition of the Middle East Watch & Jewellery of the year awards, first introduced in the Middle East by Arabian Watches & Jewellery Magazine in 2005.