Following scores of nominations and hundreds of votes cast, the finalists in the watch brand and supplier categories for the 2023 WatchPro Awards are announced today.
This year’s WatchPro Awards take place in the sumptuous Victorian ballroom of 8 Northumberland, a historic site just a stone’s throw from London’s Trafalgar Square.
The black tie dinner is on November 9, the day before WatchPro Salon opens its doors, making it a festival of time for London over three days from November 9 to 11.
Up to 300 people will attend the 2023 WatchPro Awards, which recognise the outstanding achievements of retailers in the primary and secondary markets, watch brands and other suppliers.
The awards are the UK watch industry’s biggest night of the year, and a unique opportunity for executives to celebrate and catch up with the people they work with all year round and to make new friends and connections.
Our unique voting process sees executives from watch brands and suppliers voting for the retailers they have most admired over the past year.
Retailers vote for the watch brands and suppliers they have most admired.
Voting closed last Friday, and the finalists can be revealed.
Today we announce finalists in the brand award categories. Retailer award finalists will be published tomorrow.
Watch Brand Awards
Luxury Watch Brand of the Year
For brands whose watches sell predominately for £10,000 or more.
- Patek Philippe
- Vacheron Constantin
- A. Lange & Sohne
- Louis Vuitton
Prestige Watch Brand of the Year
For brands whose watches sell predominately for £5,000 to £10,000.
- Grand Seiko
- TAG Heuer
Jewellery Watch Brand of the Year
For brands with specialist lines in gem-decorated timepieces.
- Jacob & Co.
Affordable Luxury Watch Brand of the Year
For brands whose watches sell predominately for £1,000 and £5,000.
- Frederique Constant
- Maurice Lacroix
Volume Watch Brand of the Year
For brands whose watches sell predominately for below £1,000.
- Hugo Boss
- Vivienne Westwood
British Watch Brand of the Year
For brands headquartered in the UK. It is not a requirement to manufacture all or parts of watches in this country.
- Bamford London
- Christopher Ward
- Duckworth Prestex
- Elliot Brown
- William Wood
Best New or Refurbished Branded Store of the Year
For brands running their own stores.
- IWC Battersea Power Station, London
- Olivia Burton, Covent Garden, London
- Omega, Regent Street, London
- TAG Heuer, Bullring, Birmingham
Marketing Activation of the Year
Open to brands or retailers.
- Breitling Top Time Classic Car Promotion at Battersea Power Station
- Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Golden Ratio Musical Show at Battersea Power Station
- Omega’s Her Time House in London
- Rado sponsors the England men’s and women’s cricket teams.
Voting is now closed for this year’s WatchPro Awards and the winners will be announced at the November 9 gala dinner.