Eve’s Watch makes history in hosting first ever women’s watch awards…
Eve’s Watch made history on Thursday 20 October by hosting the first ever women’s watch awards. The glamorous event was held on the 24th floor of The Shard and was attended by a host of special guests, including brand representatives, international journalists and watch afficianados. The ceremony was hosted by ex-Olympic athlete and Sky News Sports presenter, Jacquie Beltrao, with Eve’s Watch Awards judge and esteemed watch journalist, Elizabeth Doerr, also speaking about the rising importance of women’s watches.
More than 200 people watched as the winners of all 13 categories were announced on stage, culminating with Chanel taking home the award for Watch of the Year for its praise-worthy Boy.Friend timepiece.
Other significant honours were bestowed on Bulgari, which was crowned Brand of the Year for its innovative and creative watchmaking, and Rolex, which received the coveted Popular Choice award as voted for by members of the public via Eve’s Watch, Maire Claire, InStyle, woman&home, Livingetc and Country Life.
Another key award of the night was presented to independent watchmaker Rebecca Struthers, who was named the Eve’s Watch Woman of Year. Struthers, who is soon to be the UK’s first ever doctor of horology, used her award to highlight how far women have come in watchmaking, commenting: “While women have been heavily involved in this industry for centuries, before now our participation has largely been hidden behind closed doors and marketing aimed at men buying gifts rather than the independent female shopper.
It has been a battle, but times are changing. I hope my award will be the first of many honouring a string of brilliant pioneering women in the watch industry. Whether you love wearing them or making them, designing them or want to set up your own business, there has never been a more exciting moment in time for women and watches.”
Other winners on the night included Dior for Best Jewellery Watch, Piaget for Best Complication, Patek Philippe for Collectors’ Choice, Richard Mille for Best Innovation, Swarovski for Best Fashion Watch, De Grisogono for Best Smart Watch, Nomos for Best Design and Hermès for Best Unisex Watch. For more information about the Winners of Eve’s Watch Awards 2016 click here.
For the awards, Eve’s Watch also partnered with charity Future Dreams, which was set up by mother and daughter Sylvie Henry and Danielle Leslie in 2008 to raise funds for further research into breast cancer and to support those affected by this disease.