The TEMPORIS International Awards (TIA) are an institution in the world of watchmaking. With a history spanning over a decade, the biggest names in the industry always look forward to this yearly rendez-vous, coming together to celebrate the best watches in categories ranging from “Best Everyday Lady’s Watch” and “Best Connected Watch” to “Best Travel Watch” and more.
This year nearly 100 exclusive guests got to enjoy a memorable edition of TIA, marked by many notable firsts. Not only was the event held in Switzerland for the first time – at the magnificent Petit Palais at Baur au Lac in Zurich – but its official partner VinFast, a rising star in the automotive industry, premiered its VF8 model at the premises. More exciting firsts came in the form of two new categories that made their way onto the awards list, namely “Best Start-Up Watch” and “Best Sustainable Watch”, which propel TIA into a new era that recognizes the importance of earth-friendly materials and innovation.
The prestigious soirée opened with a welcoming speech by TIA’s founder Dan Vardie who, together with host Alexandra Maurer, ensured attendees reveled in every minute of the awards ceremony and gala dinner, which ultimately crowned “Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon” by Japanese brand Grand Seiko as the triumphant champ of the evening – winning both “The Jury Watch of the Year” and “The Watch of the Year” awards.
The evening concluded with a tradition that sees accomplished watchmakers induced into the Temporis Hall of Fame. This year, it was Konstantin Chaykin’s turn to join the highly-esteemed company of pioneers in the horology field, like Carole Kasapi and Kurt Klaus.
And with such an incredible honor, another TIA edition came to an end, leaving us counting down until the next one!
Winners in the 13 categories:
TEMPORIS Best Ladies Quartz Watch
Baume & Mercier Riviera
TEMPORIS Best Everyday Lady’s Watch
Omega Constellation, accepted by : Nils Åhnebrink, Omega
TEMPORIS Best Everyday Mens Watch
Zenith, Chronomaster Sport, accepted by : Jean-Philippe Masson, Brand Manager at Zenith Watches
TEMPORIS Best Travel Watch
Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur, accepted by : Laurent Dordet, CEO of Les Montre Hermès
TEMPORIS Best Value for Complication Watch
Ulysses-Nardin Blast Moonstruck, accepted by : Ekaterina Kolpakova, Ulysse Nardin SA
TEMPORIS Red Carpet Lady’s Watch
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier
TEMPORIS Best Complication Watch
A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Minute Repeater Accepted by: Marc Ryan Unterburger, A.Lange & Söhne
TEMPORIS Maverick Watch
Richard Mille R-47 The Time of the Samurai
TEMPORIS Best Connected Watch
TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4, accepted by Carole Kasapi, Movements Director at Tag Heuer
TEMPORIS Best Sustainable Watch
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro e-Steel, accepted by Simone Scalone, PANERAI
TEMPORIS Best Start-up Watch
Trilobe Les Matinaux, Secret Edition, accepted by : Gautier Massonneau, Founder of Trilobe
TEMPORIS Jury Watch of the Year Grand Seiko KODO Constant Force Tourbillon, accepted by : Vincent Brun, General Manager at Seiko
TEMPORIS Watch of the Year
Grand Seiko KODO Constant-force Tourbillon, accepted by : Vincent Brun, General Manager at Seiko
Photos by Temporis