Each year, British watch brands gather to celebrate the achievements of the entire watch industry at the WatchPro Awards 2019. The awards for the watch brands are split into six different categories. Here is the latest information on the winners of the watch brand categories 2019.
WatchPro Awards 2019
Lifestyle Watch Brand of the Year: Seiko
The battle for lifestyle watch brand of the year was close between Seiko and Garmin with other watch giants such as Citizen, Mondaine and Rotary also being considered. In the end, Seiko took the lead with the vote 31% in their favour.
Independent Watch Brand of the Year: Oris
With so many privately owned watch brand dominating the market, the battle for Independent watch brand of the year was one of the most anticipated. The likes of Bremont, Oris and Raymond Weil were up for consideration but in the end, Oris took the lead by 1%, Bremont close behind at 33% of the vote.
British Watch Company of the Year: Bremont
Britain has a long history of creating watches. Although this award is for British watch brands it also included brands that are based in Britain but source their parts elsewhere. For the most part, the brands in question assemble their watches here in the UK. From the results of the vote, there was no question on which brand took the lead, Bremont, with 73% of the vote!
From the results of the fashion watch brand of the year, it is clear there were two favourites, Hugo Boss and Olivia Burton. Both brands provide the watch market with on-trend timepieces and have worked hard with their retail partners with marketing and merchandising. In the end, it was Hugo Boss that took the lead in the vote with 41%. Olivia Burton was close behind with 29%.
Luxury Watch Brand of the Year: Omega
With the luxury market storming this year, the award for the luxury watch brand of the year was the closest. In the end, the vote was between Omega and Patek Philippe. The anniversary of Omega’s Speedmaster dominating watch media over the summer may have just swayed the vote for retailers this year with 27% overall.
Leadership Team of the Year: Patek Philippe
The quality of leadership within British watch brands is one of it’s greatest assets within the global watch market. The two front runners of this category were Patek Philippe and TAG Heuer which have both shown long term leadership strategies for years. In the end, Patek Philippe took the lead vote with 25%, TAG Heuer close behind at 23%.
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