Independent international panel of experts selects timepieces in five categories
Within the scope of the Watchstars Award (www.watchstars.com), which is an independent watch award, an international panel of experts has chosen the best watches of the world for the second year in a row. The winners of the year 2015-2016 have now been selected.
Independent voting process
The expert panel, which consists of over 70 international watch experts, voted once again. The watches were nominated in five categories primarily. Following this, the experts voted their favourites out of the 10 most commonly nominated watches in each category.
Watchstars Award Winners 2015-2016
The Omega Globemaster was ahead in the category “Classic Stars”. This watch model, which was launched in 2015, succeeded to establish itself against its competitors with its Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement and METAS certificate.
Watches with additional function(s) other than date and/or power reserve indicator are the basic requirements to be qualified in the category “Technical Stars”. The Zeitwerk minute repeater from A. Lange & Söhne received most votes in this category with its technical movements: jumping hours and minutes combined with a decimal minute repeater.
The MB&F Legacy Machine 101 convinced the jury with its refreshing design and its in-house developed movement. One of many reasons for being a “Design Star” favorite is the extremely domed sapphire crystal which enable a perfect view on the mechanical spectacle.
As a timeless classic, the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch has been selected. Its design, technical features and ‘Moon’ heritage are ingredients for making it a lifetime star. With the victory in the category “Stars for a Lifetime”, Omega wins its second Watchstars award 2015-2016.
The Tudor North Flag was the confident winner as “New Star” with its in-house developed and produced movement.
The Watchstars award ceremony will take place during a press conference at Baselworld 2016.