Eve’s Watch has launched its first-ever awards celebrating the world of women’s watches. The shortlist has gathered together nearly 40 brands that, according to the panel of judges, showcased the best and most innovative examples of women’s watchmaking over the past year.
The Eve’s Watch Awards 2016 Judges (l-r Larissa Trew (host), Laura McCreddie, Jane Trew, Gaia Geddes, Rebecca Struthers, Alice Ella Jonsdottir Ferrier, Elizabeth Doerr, Tracey Llewlleyn and Avril Groom – Robyn Kotze was absent for this photo)
The watches, across such categories as Jewellery Watch of the Year, Fashion Watch of the Year and Smart Watch of the Year, were shortlisted by a panel comprising some of the most knowledgeable women working in the industry today, including writer, journalist and GPHG judge Elizabeth Doerr, respected fashion, jewellery and watch journalist Avril Groom, Revolution editor Tracey Llewellyn, Gaia Geddes, executive jewellery and watch editor for Porter, the publishing branch of the Yoox Net-A-Porter group and Rebecca Struthers, who has blazed a trail at the watchmaking bench as one half of Struthers London as well as completing a PhD in Antiquarian Horology.
The judges, who were also joined by watch collector Alice Ella Jonsdottir Ferrier, Eve’s Watch’s associate publisher Jane Trew, Eve’s Watch’s editor-at-large Laura McCreddie-Doak and InStyle’s fashion editor Robyn Kotze, decided the winners during a day of heated debate, and they will be announced at an elegant soiree on the 24th floor of one of London’s most spectacular buildings – The Shard – on October 20. The evening will be hosted by Sky News sports presenter, Jacquie Beltrao, with Rebecca Struthers giving an insight into the women’s watch industry.
Also to be announced on the night will be the Buyer’s Choice award, which was chosen by canvassing the opinion of the top buyers at such watch retail giants as Aurum, Amazon, DM London and Signet; as well as the Popular Choice awards in association with Time Inc. UK and its media titles Marie Claire, InStyle, woman&home, Livingetc and Country Life, which will be chosen by members of the public (you can still vote by clicking here). Eve’s Watch Awards will also reveal who the judges have chosen as their Watch of the Year and Woman of the Year.
Speaking about the reason behind starting these awards, Larissa Trew, Eve’s Watch’s publisher said: “It comes from the same reason behind us starting Eve’s Watch – no one was celebrating women’s watches. There have been so many incredible launches over the last few years, with brands really upping their game in terms of offering women timepieces that aren’t just shrunken men’s watches covered in diamonds, but no one was standing up and shouting about this. So, once again, it was down to us.”
For the awards, Eve’s Watch has partnered with London based breast cancer charity Future Dreams. Future Dreams is a charity that raises vital funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Haven founded by mother-and-daughter Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie in 2008, who tragically lost their battles with cancers in July 2009 and September 2010 respectively.
Eve’s Watch founders Larissa and Jane Trew also have a personal connection to the Future Dreams mission, having lost their mother to breast cancer in 2002, which made this partnership even more poignant.
The Awards will take place on October 20 at The Shard. To get find out more or to get involved click here.
To find out more about the watches on the shortlist click here.