A luxury watch magazine that was founded in Romania 10 years ago is now present on the newsstands in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and on October 17 the first gala event was held in the DACH region to honor the world’s top watchmakers: the Lifetime Gala, held in the exclusive setting of the Kempinski Hotel in Munich, was an overwhelming success.

This year’s Lifetime Awards Gala was all about passion. Precisely because passion is the driving force behind Lifetime magazine, which was born 10 years ago, in Bucharest, with a desire to share with its readers stories, opinions and details about the fantastic universe of watchmaking.

The preparation has been a long and meticulous process, starting with the international jury meetings, with debates, analyses, nominations and, of course, voting for the most spectacular, creative and innovative watches.

This year we presented 20 awards in recognition of the creativity, hard work and dedication of watch brands. Each category is unique and celebrates watchmaking from a relevant perspective.

Drawing on the most important resource that we have – our passion – this year’s prestigious event brought together leading watch brands, journalists, retailers and watch enthusiasts in Munich, in an enchanting, elite atmosphere.

In the famous Schwarzreiter restaurant of the Kempinski Hotel in Munich, we set the tone for watchmaking and elegance, celebrating the top brands in the watchmaking universe and bringing to everyone’s attention the latest and most beautiful watches created and launched by the Swiss watch industry and beyond.

We enthusiastically enjoyed the awards ceremony and were then privileged to enjoy an exceptional fine dining experience in a special and elegant atmosphere.

We are pleased to announce this year’s awards presented at the Lifetime Awards Gala:

  1. Lifetime Vintage – Glashütte Original Sixties Small Second
  2. Lifetime New Classic – IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40
  3. Lifetime New Classic  – TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic 36 mm
  4. Lifetime Limited Edition – A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar
  5. Lifetime Sports Watch – Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 XPS
  6. Lifetime Chrono – Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback (steel)
  7. Lifetime Diving Watch – Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT
  8. Lifetime Dress Watch – Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
  9. Lifetime Dress Watch – Grand Seiko Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition SBGZ009
  10. Lifetime Masterpiece – Bovet Virtuoso XI
  11. Lifetime Ladies’ Watch – Breitling Navitimer 32
  12. Lifetime Men’s Watch – Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph
  13. Lifetime Innovation Award – URWERK UR-120 Space Black
  14. Lifetime Collectible Brand – Laurent Ferrier
  15. Lifetime Complication – Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
  16. Lifetime Métiers d’Art – Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens
  17. Lifetime History in the Making – Bulgari Monete Catene Dual Time
  18. Lifetime Secret Time – Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo Secret Watch (pink sapphires)
  19. Lifetime Sound of Time – Breguet Classique 7637 Répétition Minutes
  20. Lifetime Watch of the Year – Rolex Daytona Le Mans

*The jury consisted of: Magdalena Piekarska, Victoria Townsend, Raluca Michailov, Roxana Nitu, Dan-Andrei Kluska , Radu Lilea.

The entire photo album can be seen here.

An event powered by Breitling.

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