WatchStars Awards for Best “Stars” Go to Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Hermes, Bulgari

WatchStars Award Ceremony took place in Baselworld 2017 and honors watches unveiled at last year's Baselworld.

WatchStars Award Ceremony took place in Baselworld 2017 and honors watches unveiled at last year’s Baselworld.

Last month in Basel, the annual international WatchStars Awards were presented to winning watches in five categories. Honoring “the best watches of the world,” Watchstars gives awards based on 2016 introductions that are in stores now.  Roberta Naas, founder of ATimelyPerspective, is one of the approximately 90 judges from around the world on the panel.

Classic Stars: Rolex Perpetual Air King

Classic Stars: Rolex Perpetual Air King

Winners gathered for an award presentation event during Basel. Those winners:

Classic Stars: Rolex Perpetual Air King

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Super Sonnerie wins WatchStars Technical Star category.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Super Sonnerie wins WatchStars Technical Star category.

Technical Stars: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie

Hermes Slim d’Hermes Grand Feu Enamel wins the Design Star Award

Hermes Slim d’Hermes Grand Feu Enamel wins the Design Star Award

Design Stars: Hermes Slim d’Hermes Grand Feu Enamel

Stars for a Lifetime: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra Thin

Stars for a Lifetime: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra Thin

New Stars: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater*

New Stars: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater*

 

Of course, Bulgari is no newcomer to the world of watches, however, the brand has really stepped up its game in the realm of Haute Horlogerie in the past decade, making it a relatively recent “star.”

Watchstars unveils new book: Selected Superlatives, highlighting the winners of the awards in a new photographic presentation.

Watchstars unveils new book: Selected Superlatives, highlighting the winners of the awards in a new photographic presentation.

Also during the Watchstars 2017 award ceremony and press conference at Baselworld, WatchStars  introduced its new book project:  Selected Superlatives – the best watches of the world.   The oversized book portrays the Watchstars winners in a new way. Printed on high-quality paper and delivered in exclusive packaging with a pair of watchmaking gloves. »Selected Superlatives« is  expected to be an annual publication coveted in the industry.

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