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December 15, 2015updated Dec 16, 2015

Winners of Watchstars Award Announced

By Zahra Al-Kateb

UntitledThe winners of the 2015-2016 Watchstars Awards have been selected. For the second year in a row, an international panel of experts chose the best watches of the world to honor with these independent annual awards.

The expert panel, which consists of more than 70 international watch experts, nominated timepieces in five primary categories. Following this, the experts voted their favorites out of the 10 most  nominated watches in each category to determine this year’s winners.

The Omega Globemaster was ahead in the category “Classic Stars.” Launched in 2015, this watch model succeeded to establish itself against its competitors with its Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement and METAS certificate.

Watch functions beyond date and/or power reserve indicator were the basic requirements for qualification in the category “Technical Stars.” The Zeitwerk MinuteRepetition from A. Lange & Söhne received the most votes in this category due to its technical movements: jumping hours and minutes combined with a decimal minute repeater.

2The MB&F Legacy Machine 101 convinced the jury with its refreshing design and in-house developed movement.  One of many reasons for being the “Design Star” category favorite was the extremely domed sapphire crystal, which enables a perfect view on the mechanical spectacle.

As a timeless classic, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph secured a win. Its design, technical features and “Moon” heritage were ingredients for making it a lifetime star. With a victory in the category “Stars for a Lifetime,” Omega earned its second award of the 2015-2016 year.

With its in-house developed and produced movement, the Tudor North Flag was the confident winner in the final category of “New Stars.”

The Watchstars Awards ceremony will take place during a press conference at Baselworld 2016.

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