At the recent Couture show, I was honored to be – for the third year running – a Couture Time judge – along with fellow jurors: watch collectors Sam Yukon and celebrity chef Nick Stellino, journalist Keith Strandberg, author John Reardon and Daryn Schnipper of Sotheby’s.
Judging is a big responsibility – as there are many particularities that go into judging a contest – and you have to hold your own true emotions at bay to offer a fair and just verdict. There were many great entries this year as with other years – and, in fact, we have covered three of the four winners here on Atimelyperspective.com in detail in the recent months.
The overriding winners were:
Tutima won for Technical Excellence with its Hommage Minute Repeater –made entirely in-house in its all new Glashutte workshops.
Shinola won for Innovation with its Runwell watch – it’s not every day a new watch brand starts up in America!
Magellan won for Architecture with its Magelluna – a wonderfully daring case and dial design.
TW Steel won for People’s Choice Award for its $100,000 diamond CEO Tech World Centennial watch – proving that the public really does still love big watches with lots of glitz!
Congrats to all of the brands who participated in Couture Time and thanks to Watch Journal for making it happen.