Ball Watch wins ‘watch of the year’ award

Ball Watch was one of the big winners in the 2011 Watch of the Year awards
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Ball Watch was one of the big winners at the 2011 Watch of the Year awards.
 
Held by 00/24 WatchWorld, Europe’s leading watch magazine, on July 16, the awards were judged by a jury of seven Dutch watchmakers and connoisseurs.
 
The winning watches and the jury’s comments follow:
 
Category 1 (prices up to 3000 euro)
Ball Watch Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime
Ball Watch impressed the jury with its Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime. An automatic watch with world time indication, water resistant to 300 meters and with a well designed sturdy case. A good watch for a fair price.”
 
Category 2 (3000 to 10,000 euro)
Pequignet Rue Royale
French watch brand Pequignet presented the only watch in this category with a proprietary movement (only 5.88 mm high). The jury liked the classic design and the high quality of the watch.
 
Category 3 (10,000 to 25,000 euro)
Jaeger-Lecoultre Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire
“… A beautiful movement with two separate drives for time indication and all complications. A technological marvel, beautifully styled and finished.”
 
Category 4 (over 25,000 euro)
Bovet Fleurier Tourbillon Ottanta
… a special watch dedicated to 80 years of design studio Pininfarina. It is simply marvelous, both technologically and esthetically.
 
Category 5 (ladies watches)
Rolex Datejust Lady 31mm
An excellent all round watch for every possible occasion. The combination of the Everose case and the chocolate dial looks great, the overall quality is outstanding.
 
Innovation Award
Christiaan van der Klaauw CK Retro Moon
The jury liked the total concept of this astronomical watch and especially the retrograde moon phase indication, an innovation worthy of this special award.” 
 
Special Jury Award
Grönefeld One Hertz
… a stunning hand built watch with an innovative movement and of striking design. The jury hopes this special award will encourage the Grönefeld brothers to continue their quest for highly original watches.
 
The Reader’s Award
Eberhard & Co Titanium Chrono 4 Géant
The Eberhard & Co Titanium Chrono 4 Géant was voted best watch of 2010 by almost 7,000 readers of 00/24 Horloges. The text on the case bottom of this handsome watch reads ‘Never forget who you are’. The readers have not forgotten…

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