Perhaps it’s best to clarify; GPHG we aren’t. What we’re is a consumer-focused commerce title that seeks to discern, perceive, and anticipate the burning questions and needs of anybody who loves watches. To that finish, the classes and the novelties which have been nominated or chosen as eventual winners are reflective of how a watch client would possibly store or embark on a decision-making course of. That mentioned, the chosen watches should not curated in a vacuum; a panel of two editorial employees and two collectors have been chosen to choose from the novelties of 2018.
Our namesake prize is greater than a pun. Obviously, it’s an enormous prize for a timepiece that makes you go, “WOW!” It doesn’t essentially need to be the costliest watch or characteristic a never-before-seen complication, however no matter it embodies, it should be totally different sufficient from the norm (from the perspective of the model or how shoppers understand it) as to position itself firmly as a timepiece to recollect in the course of latest watch historical past.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Ref. 5968A
Combining technical excellence with excessive efficiency and artistic design, Patek Philippe launched the Aquanaut in 1997. Since then, we now have witnessed the Aquanaut take a brand new route with journey time and even an “Advanced Research” version. However, the youthful, sports activities luxurious timepiece with rounded octagonal case, impressed by the vaunted Nautilus itself, is at all times elegantly critical in execution. Available in metal or gold with sombre hues like black, blue, brown, and charcoal, it stunned us at BaselWorld 2018 with the Ref. 5968A. Complete with orange accents and an orange rubber strap, it’s certainly one of the most surprising Pateks we now have seen, casting new gentle and perspective on the venerable model. Wow.
WOW Awards consist a complete of 11 classes. See the remainder of the winners on LUXUO.com