Perhaps it’s best to elucidate; GPHG we’re not. What we’re is a consumer-focused commerce title that seeks to discern, perceive, and anticipate the burning questions and wishes of anybody who loves watches. To that finish, the classes and the novelties which were nominated or chosen as eventual winners are reflective of how a watch client may store or embark on a decision-making course of. That mentioned, the chosen watches aren’t curated in a vacuum; a panel of two editorial employees and two collectors have been chosen to choose from the novelties of 2018.
This being our inaugural version, was an internally nominated choice throughout all manufacturers and novelties. Beginning 2019, subsequent editions of WOW Awards will invite manufacturers and readers to appoint their favourites in every class.
Bell & Ross
Some watches merely flip heads and entice consideration. They are what we name Wrist Presence Kings. The winner of this class should be giant or possess in depth exterior case ornament (engraving or stone settings) or have an uncommon case form.
BR 01 Laughing Skull
Beginning in 2009 with the BR 01 Skull, Bell & Ross started to draw a cult following for its skull-inspired watches, and the model adopted up with three different “Skull” editions. The new BR 01 Laughing Skull follows the same aesthetic codes that outlined the favored assortment however up to date with matte micro-blasted metal, embellished with clous de Paris sample often seen on traditional watch dials, and a easy automaton. The icing on the cake: Bell & Ross developed a particular in-house calibre to completely match the case by way of the extension of the 4 “bones”, aka bridges, securing the primary plate and forming floating structure within the centre of the timepiece.
WOW Awards consist a complete of 11 classes. The winners will we introduced over the following 10 days.