19th Middle East Watch & Jewellery of the Year Awards held in Dubai

01 Dec, 2023

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 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.