Press Release – Temporis International Gala Awards 2023
TEMPORIS International Awards Gala Returns to Zurich for its 10th Anniversary
Zurich, October 27, 2023: The TEMPORIS International Awards Gala celebrated its 10th anniversary with a spectacular red-carpet event held yesterday in the heart of Zurich. The gala gathered an exclusive audience excited about the latest trends and innovations in the world of watches.
Founded by Dan Vardie in 2011, the TEMPORIS International Awards Gala is considered to be one of the most sought-after European events dedicated to the watch industry. The positive feedback received by TEMPORIS International Awards over the years has motivated the event to expand further internationally for its 10th edition. The gala gathers an educated-elitist public, united by their passion for watches and genuine brands. It is an important event for the watch industry, as key executives of the industry, well-known watchmakers, and watch enthusiasts attend the event.
Every year, award-winning brands and watches in various categories, such as “Best Ladies Quartz Watch” and “Watch of the Year” are announced. For this year’s award event in Zurich, watch enthusiasts from more than 70 countries were able to select award winners from 14 categories chosen by the international TEMPORIS Jury members. Today, the TEMPORIS Jury is on of largest independent watch jury, consisting of 23 of the world’s most renowned watch experts from three continents. With Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and Thomas Campion, two experienced watch experts have joined the jury this year.
The TEMPORIS International Awards gala was held at the historic Petit Palais ballroom of the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. It opened with a cocktail reception that welcomed an exclusive group of industry experts, watch collectors, and celebrities. The evening was enriched by a series of magic performances, musical entertainment, and an exquisite 3-course menu. Finally, Jean-François Mojon, Technical Director at Cyrus and founder of Chronode, was announced as a new member of the TEMPORIS Hall of Fame, a unique gallery of the most important watchmakers, designers, and inventors of Haute Horlogerie.
The highlight of the event was the announcement of the winners in 14 categories:
- Watches & Wonders Masterpiece 2023: Lange & Söhne Odysseus Chronograph
- Best Everyday Lady’s Quartz Watch: Longines Dolcevita X XVY
- Best Everyday Lady’s Watch: Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Heart Beat
- Best Everyday Men’s Watch: IWC Ingineur Automatic 40 Titanium
- Best Travel Watch: Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT
- Best Red Carpet Lady’s Watch: Chopard L’Heure Du Diamant Oval Joaillerie white gold
- Best Value for Complication Watches: TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon 42
- Best Complication Watch: Patek Philippe Grand Complication 5316/50P
- Best Maverick Watch: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm Green Ceramic Aston Martin
- Best Connected Watch: TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 45 mm Sport Edition
- Best Sustainable Watch: Breitling Super Chronomat Automatic 38 Origins
- Best Start-up Watch: Bianchet Tourbillon Grande Date B 1.618
- Jury Watch of the Year: Parmigiani Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante
- Watch of the Year: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179
Each TEMPORIS International Award was handed to a representative of the winning brands as a symbol of their remarkable achievements and dedication to their respective fields.
Dan Vardie, founder of the TEMPORIS International Awards, expressed his excitement about the event: “We are thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the TEMPORIS International Awards Gala here in Zurich. This event has always been a matter of love for watches, and it’s wonderful to see it grow and become an international celebration of the watch industry. It is also a celebration of people who are passionate about watches around the world as they vote for the winners in all categories. Our system was a world first, and we look forward to another decade of continuing to recognize excellence and innovation in the world of watches.”
The TEMPORIS International Awards Gala was made possible through the generous support of VINFAST, the new star of the global car industry and official partner of the TEMPORIS International Awards, which shares the event’s commitment of recognizing excellence and fostering innovation.
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About TEMPORIS International Awards
The TEMPORIS International Awards Gala is considered to be one of the most sought-after European events dedicated to the watch industry. The last successful edition was held in Zurich and promised a grand return.
TEMPORIS International Awards gathers an educated-elitist public, united by their passion for watches and genuine brands. The gala is an important event for the watch industry, as key executives of the industry, well-known watchmakers, and watch enthusiasts attend the event. The positive feedback received by TEMPORIS International Awards over the years has motivated the event to expand further internationally for its 10th edition, which took place in Zurich in October 2023.
Both the TEMPORIS International Awards and the TEMPORIS Hall of Fame were created by Dan Vardie, founder of TEMPORIS Media and the international TEMPORIS Jury.