Temporis Gala Awards 2016

The V-th edition with 5 new members for TEMPORIS Hall of Fame.

The 5th Edition of TEMPORIS GALA AWARDS took place at Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest, Romania, marking a record participation and installing our event as a leading Gala dedicated to watch industry. 

This year, the International Jury of TEMPORIS chose from a number of hundreds of watches 72 nominations for 13 categories. After the complex selection process performed by the Jury, more than 12.000 people entered in www.temporis.ro to vote their preferences. Finally, the winners are decided by the people interested in watches, following the latest modern trends on horlogerie.

The members of the Jury are coming from 9 countries, with 3 new members from 3 countries: Jan Lidmansky- journalist, Check Republic; Kari Voutilainen – independent watchmaker, Finland; Nicholas Foulkes – journalist of Financial Times, Vanity Fair and others, UK; Philippe Dufour – independent watchmaker, Switzerland; Bojan Levic – journalist, Slovenia; Radu Budes – watch aficionado, Peter Imre – watch aficionado and Dan Vardie – Founder Temporis, Romania. The new ones are Vidas Rachlevicius, journalist Latvia; Bernard Werk, journalist Nederland; Nicolas Fondaneche, dedicated watch blogger, trendsetter, France.

The evening opened with a special moment: The TEMPORIS GENUINE BRAND award, destined to a brand which is not horological. The winner of this year is Alfa Romeo Giulia. “This is a unique award in the world. Is about been genuine, authentic, original, trend setter beyond time. The new Giulia is building the future of Alfa brand taking over the quintessence of historical values of the brand, giving the interpretation of Alfa DNA for the future. Is a genuine complex process about been authentic!` stated Dan Vardie.

One of the records set this year was the presence of the 5 new members of our HALL OF FAME: Vianney Halter, The Horological Brothers from Grönefeld: Bartholomeus Albertus Johannes Grönefeld & Tim Lambertus Joseph Grönefeld, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and Romain Gauthier. `This is a record arrived as a natural development of the Hall of Fame. The best proof is that for next year edition of TEMPORIS we have already scheduled two new members of our one of kind Hall of Fame. But TEMPORIS awards is not about records. We are not looking for such performance in the incoming years. Our mission is to offer to the Romanian watch aficionado’s the unique opportunity to meet the most brilliant watchmakers, designers and inventors of Haute Horlogerie.` Dan Vardie added. 

The Jury give every year a special award- for this prize are voting exclusively the Jury members, and this year the award goes to Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire. Bart & Tim Grönefeld were overwhelmed on the stage: “We live for moments like this! Thank you Dan Vardie and Temporis, we are so happy to be here!”. The other highly nominated watches by the Jury were Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon 6300-300/GD Limited Edition 18 pieces, Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds,

Our most important awards are:

TEMPORIS Watch of the Year 2016 – Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar Q3912420. Roman Mayer, Brand Manager Jaeger-LeCoultre for Richemont Group gave us the honor to pick the award: “This distinction is very important for us and we salute Temporis and their contribution on promoting the true values of horology”.

TEMPORIS Best Bargain 2016 – TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Black Phantom Ref.CAR5A8Z.FC6377. One more proof of the mastermind genius of Jean-Claude Biver.

TEMPORIS Best Everyday Lady’s Watch 2016 – Zenith ELITE: Ultra Thin Lady Moonphase Ref. 16.2310.692/92.M2310. A number of awards are celebrating the feminine elegance at TEMPORIS GALA AWARDS

TEMPORIS Best Complication Watch 2016 – Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon 6300-300/GD Limited Edition 18 pieces. An extraordinary piece paying tribute to the Marine DNA of this wonderful brand.

TEMPORIS Smart Watch 2016 – TAG Heuer Connected SAR8A80.FT6045. The most categorical win, demonstrating once again the perfect positioning of this watch.

On the same day, a round table attended by the new members of the HALL OF FAME and important figures from the industry depicted a major theme: “Which is the ultimate complication for the 21st Century?”, with amazing, meaningful and interesting conclusions, stating that everything was already invented but all complications can be re-invented at the next level of our Century. A comprehensive insight about the revealing’s of the round table will be published in the next issue of TEMPORIS magazine. 

TEMPORIS thank to the partners of these V-th Edition Gala : Alfa Romeo, Cellini, Chivas, El Unico, Galt orologerie elvetiana, Phoenix Media and Tissot.  

Our winners are:

TEMPORIS Best Electric Girl’s  Watch 2016 – Swatch Goldenall SUOK120

TEMPORIS Best Electric Boy’s Watch 2016 – Tissot Prestigious T923.335.16.116.00

TEMPORIS Best Everyday Man’s Watch 2016 – Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronograph

TEMPORIS Best Everyday Lady’s Watch 2016 – Zenith ELITE: ULTRA THIN LADY MOONPHASE Ref. 16.2310.692/92.M2310

TEMPORIS Best Holidays Man’s Watch 2016 – Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia 411.YL.5190.NR.ITI16

TEMPORIS Best Holidays Lady’s Watch 2016 – Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver Manufacture 3203-190-3R/10.16

TEMPORIS Best Bargain 2016 – TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Black Phantom Ref. CAR5A8Z.FC6377 

TEMPORIS Red Carpet Lady’s Watch 2016 – Cartier Hypnose Full Pave 37757

TEMPORIS Bad Boy’s Watch 2016 – Peter Speake Marin Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon

TEMPORIS Best Complication Watch 2016 – Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon 6300-300/GD Limited Edition 18 pieces

TEMPORIS Smart Watch 2016 – TAG Heuer Connected SAR8A80.FT6045TEMPORIS Watch of the Year 2016 – Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar Q3912420

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