Zurich, April 16, 2024: The eleventh edition of the TEMPORIS International Awards (TIA) Gala, an event dedicated to the watch industry, is set to take place in Zurich on October 23, 2024. In a new venue promising the best edition event, the event will mark a new milestone in celebrating excellence and innovation in the world of global watchmaking.

`It is with great pleasure to announce Zürich Convention Center as the new home of TEMPORIS International Awards. This year edition will mark the start of a new era in the more than a decade history of our global watchmaking awards. It is not only the venue but also about next level Gala show, new personalities in TIA Jury, a brand-new category and more…

I want to thank Michel Loris-Melikoff  for his enthusiasm and professionalism is putting in this one of kind cooperation. Also, I am humble for the great support of the City of Zurich in making this impressive approach. This is a long-term partnership, with many projects to be unfolded at the right time.` said Dan Vardie, Founder of the TEMPORIS International Awards Gala.

On his turn, Michel Loris-Melikoff, the CEO of Kongresshaus Zürich AG, said: `We are very pleased to welcome TEMPORIS  International Award at Kongresshaus Zürich.  Many watch enthusiasts live and enjoy Zurich. Therefore we look forward opening our unique venue for an event dedicated to highlight the best products in the watch industry worldwide. `

Opening of the second edition Watches & Wonders Masterpiece 2024, another first pioneered by TIA

Starting today, the Jury members are invited to submit their proposals for the final list of 10 great creations for the “Watches & Wonders Masterpiece 2024” award. After the votes of the Jury, watch enthusiasts from around the world can participate in the voting process to vote the winner watch.

This category aims to honour exceptional timepieces meticulously crafted by skilled artisans and featuring the best expression of haute horlogerie. The participating timepieces will be novelties presented exclusively  at this year’s Watches & Wonders in Geneva. By participating in the public voting process, individuals will have the opportunity to contribute to the recognition of excellence in watchmaking and become eligible for a chance to win an invitation to the highly anticipated TEMPORIS International Awards.

New Inspirational Figures Join the Jury
In addition to the esteemed jury members, several inspirational figures have joined the TIA jury for the 2024 edition:

Gala Categories
The TEMPORIS International Awards Gala will showcase a captivating array of categories, each highlighting the pinnacle of craftsmanship and innovation in the world of haute horlogerie. From timeless classics to avant-garde designs, the categories for this year’s gala include:

  1. Best Ladies Quartz Watch
  2. Best Everyday Lady’s Watch
  3. Best Everyday Men’s Watch
  4. Best Travel Watch
  5. Best Value for Complication Watches
  6. Red Carpet Lady’s Watch
  7. Best Compilation Watch
  8. Best Maverick Watch
  9. Best Connected Watch
  10. Best Sustainable Watch
  11. Best Start-up Watch
  12. Watch of the Year
  13. Jury Watch of the Year

Together with the new category introduced this year, stay tuned for a significant announcement during our pre-event on July 4th. This addition promises to reinforce the values upheld by TIA within the horological world. The anticipation is palpable – ensure you don’t miss this milestone moment!

About TEMPORIS International Awards
TEMPORIS International Awards Gala was founded by Dan Vardie, the visionary founder of TEMPORIS and President of the TEMPORIS Jury, in 2011. Vardie’s passion for fine watchmaking, a global perspective of the global watchmaking industry and his desire to create a platform to honor craftsmanship and innovation led to the inception of the awards. Collaborating with prestigious magazines from three continents and members of the TEMPORIS International independent network, Vardie developed the awards and voting process.

Every year, the TEMPORIS International Awards Gala recognizes award-winning brands and watches in various categories, with a deeply rooted contemporary vision of watchmaking. The TIA Awards winners are probably the best expressions of watches participating in our daily lives, from the normal work day till holidays and red carpet events.

This prestigious event attracts an exclusive audience, including industry professionals, watch collectors, celebrities, and influencers, all eager to discover the latest trends and innovations in the world of watches.

About Kongresshaus Zürich AG
With 5,300m2 of multifunctional event space, 4,500 seats and over 20 rooms, the Kongresshaus Zürich, located directly on Lake Zurich, is the largest and most modern event venue of its kind in Switzerland. Together with the world-famous Tonhalle, it combines business, culture, art, and gastronomy under one roof and sets new standards in terms of technology, sustainability, and flexibility. The Kongresshaus/Tonhalle building complex is an icon of Swiss architecture and is therefore of national importance. The Kongresshaus Zürich has been under the management of Director / CEO Michel Loris-Melikoff since November, 2023.