May 22, 2012, Bucharest ——The first TEMPORIS award ceremony hosted by TEMPORIS Magazine was held in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, on May 22. At this grand event hosted by top international magazines in recognition of the best watch of the year, IWC’s large pilot series TOP GUN Navy Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN received two nominations and was eventually awarded TEMPORIS ‘The most outstanding watch of 2012’. A gathering of social elites from Romania and around the world who are passionate about watches and genuine brands. Mr. Kurt Klaus, former director of development and design of IWC, was also invited to attend the event.
The voting method for the TEMPORIS awards was fair and novel. The judging panel is composed of celebrities, including Nick Foulkes (a Vanity Fair columnist) and Kari Voutilainen, a world-class independent watchmaker. paragraph. Then, the public login website www.temporis.ro to vote, each category is limited to one candidate list. Excitingly, IWC’s TOP GUN Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN received two nominations and was eventually awarded TEMPORIS ‘2012’s Outstanding Watch’.
The awards party specially invited three world-leading watchmakers. Among them, former IWC watch development and design director, Mr. Kurt Klaus, was also invited to attend. As the brand’s soul figure, he gave the works of IWC watch in the past 40 years. Has an indelible contribution.
In addition, TEMPORIS first introduced the concept of ‘TEMPORIS Hall of Fame’ in Europe. Dan Vardie, founder of TEMPORIS magazine, said at a press conference: ‘This is a hall of fame that brings together the best watchmakers in the world. It is a gift carefully prepared for watchmaking wizards. It is the most charming precision for those who make it. Rewards for workers in machinery, design and taste, and the best and unique talents are gathered here. ‘
As the author of the concept of ‘True Brand’, Mr. Dan Vardie also said: ‘The most important part of the TEMPORIS Awards Gala is the first introduction of the concept of’ True Brand ‘in the world. Awards are made by brands that have made outstanding contributions. These brands are those that have created new paths and opened up the future. They are often maliciously imitated. Now we want to give these brands the title of ‘True Brand.’
Another heavyweight who appeared at the Bucharest press conference was Ms. Fabienne Lupo, chairman of the High-end Watch Foundation. The Swiss Foundation not only successfully hosted the Geneva Haute Horlogerie exhibition, but also committed itself to the global anti-counterfeiting movement and criticized the use of child labor in the process of making fake watches.
TEMPORIS is the first magazine in the world to launch such a sport, even two years before HH Magazine (the official magazine of the High-end Watch Foundation).
The nomination list for the 2012 TEMPORIS Awards is determined by a jury composed of 6 renowned watchmaking industry experts and recognized connoisseurs. The following is a list of the members of the TEMPORIS Awards Jury (in alphabetical order). Such a strong lineup highlights the importance of the first TEMPORIS Awards ceremony:
U Radu Budeş – President of Splendid Media, watch connoisseur
Cho Nicholas Foulkes-Vanity Fair, Financial Times, Newsweek columnist
Im Peter Imre-CEO of Adevarul Holding, watch connoisseur
Li Jan Lidmansky-reporter
Ari Kari Voutilainen-Master of independent watchmaking
Var Dan Vardie-Founder of TEMPORIS Magazine