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WatchPro announces its Watches of the Year 2013

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WatchPro magazine has officially announced its 2013 Watches of the Year, with a list of 10 winning timepieces across 10 commercially-led categories, and 90 highly commended watches.

The Watches of the Year list is the culmination of several months’ work, which takes into account the watches that featured at the major European watch shows as well as UK events.

The watches are a combination of commercially successful watches as well as jaw-dropping pieces.

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The winning timepieces have been revealed in the November issue of WatchPro, which is available to read online here, and are listed below.

WatchPro editor Kate Doherty said: "WatchPro’s Watches of the Year is an opportunity to celebrate the watches that have made a real impact in the year to date, whether because of their innovative design, captivating complications, fashion credentials or, in some cases, because you just can’t quite believe what you are seeing. While there are always some stand-out favourites, I very much doubt you need me to tell you just how many brands and watchmakers are creating watches worth celebrating, which is great news for this thriving industry but has made our job of whittling them down much more challenging.

"It is thanks to the exciting diversity of the market that the decision making is tough, which is also why there are 10 categories for our hero watches, allowing them to be judged not only on their price tag, number of carats and jaw-dropping complications, but on elements such as emerging technologies, mass market appeal and even, as rising stars, the brands and watchmakers that have made a great first impression on the industry and consumers over the past year. "

For each category there is a winning watch and then nine highly commended timepieces.


WATCHPRO’S WATCHES OF THE YEAR 2013

Luxury Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Arnold & Son UTTE Asprey Special Edition

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Cartier Tank MC
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4
Schofield Blacklamp Carbon
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar
Bremont Codebreaker
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Speake-Marin Spirit MK II DLC
Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu

Fashion Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Karl Lagerfeld Karl Zip

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Lulu Guinness Quilted Lips
Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop
Guess W0247G3
Hugo Boss Orange Big City
Vivienne Westwood Bermondsey
Juicy Couture Stella
Marc By Marc Jacobs Critters
Fendi Precious Pavé Crazy Carats
Diesel Grand Daddy

Trend Setting Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Accurist Vintage

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Ice-Watch Ice-Glam
Bering 32430-754
Fossil Swiss
TW Steel TW415
Lars Larsen Watches Simon
Rotary Revelation
Kennett Rose Gold on Black Challenger
Timex Originals Classic Round with Swarovski Crystals
Swatch Scuba Libre

Sports Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Edifice EQW-1200RB
Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000
Luminox Recon NAV SPC
Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown
Festina Tour Of Britain Watch 2013
IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Chronograph Racer
TW Steel TW705 Grandeur Diver
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
Omega Speedmaster – The Dark Side of the Moon

Most Innovative Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Breitling Emergency II

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon
Mondaine Stop2Go
Urwerk EMC
TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS
G-Shock Classic Bluetooth 2.0
Zenith El Primero Lightweight
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse
Samsung Galaxy Gear
Hamilton Jazzmaster Face2Face

Mechanical Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T

COMMENDED:

Royal London Gents Automatics
Christopher Ward C900 Worldtimer
Montblanc ExoTourbillon Chronographe
Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1
Speake-Marin Triad
MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2
A.Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin 41
Nomos Glashütte Ahoi Datum

Women’s Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Chanel Première watch

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Rado Esenza Ceramic Touch
Citizen Eco-Drive World Time A.T
Patek Philippe 7130R
Frédérique Constant World Heart Federation watch
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Lady 34 mm Diamond Dial automatic
Hublot Big Bang Caviar Red Gold Diamonds
Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38
Chopard Happy Sport Bespoke
Storm Zazi

Limited Edition Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Omega Constellation Sedna

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Raymond Weil Nabucco Cuore Caldo Twelve
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication
Bell & Ross BR01 Heading Indicator
Breitling for Bentley Light Body Midnight Carbon
MeisterSinger Paleograph
Seiko Ananta 100th Anniversary Chronograph
Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater
Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Super Sport
Burberry The Britain Trench Gold Limited Edition

Showstopping Watch of the Year

WINNER:

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Cordonnet Duetto

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Une journée à Monaco
Breguet Reine de Naples "Day/Night" 8998
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref 6002
RJ-Romain Jerome Spacecraft
Harry Winston Mrs Winston High Jewelry Timepiece
Graff Secret Carved Emerald Watch
Louis Moinet Stardance
Christophe Claret X-TREM-1
Piaget Couture Précieuse Jewellery Cuff Watch

Rising Star of the Year

WINNER:
Elliot Brown Bloxworth 929-004

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Daniel Wellington Classy
Scuderia Ferrari Race Day
Oceanarc Series One
Olivia Burton Colour Crush Hot Pink
Axion AERO GMT V2 Stealth Silver
O.W.L Cambridge
WT Author No. 1905
WeWood Alpha Chocolate
Du Maurier Maxim Black

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