Watch of The Year 2019 – 10th anniversary(!)

Although scarcely believable, our CH24.PL Watch of The Year comes to its 10th edition. Since full decade we highlight and award best watch debuts of passing months. Time to keep up with the tradition – here is our Watch of The Year 2019.

I have absolutely zero idea where did this year’s summer holiday go, summer is almost over and we can already see our annual “best watch-related gifts” guide come to life. Time flies as the old saying goes, especially when you use it wisely and to the fullest. We barely noticed it, but seems like our most important event in the calendar – Watch of The Year – closes a chapter in history of our magazine. CH24.PL is 10 years old, and it is precisely from a decade that we try to honor what watchmaking industry has best to offer. Already the 2010 WOTY set some ground rules. Our jury consist of internationally renowned experts (full 2019 list can be viewed HERE) and Polish authorities in the field. The utmost goal of WOTY was and is to highlight watch-making quality, design, innovations and people that create those little, mechanical objects we all love. 9 previous WOTY gave us 9 Grand Prix winners. Hand-made golden statuettes went to Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver, Patek Philippe Ref.5208P, Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon, A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication, A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna, Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph, Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire, Singer Reimagined Track 1 and A. Lange & Söhne Triple Split. We welcomed representatives of the winning brands in Warsaw, but perhaps the greatest award was when we spotted our statuettes in their manufactures or at SIHH or Basel.

Zegarek Roku 2018 - A. Lange & Söhne Triple Split
Zegarek Roku 2017 - Singer Reimagined Track 1
Zegarek Roku 2016 - Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire
Zegarek Roku 2015 - Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph

Among the Special Jury Prize we honored watchmaking figures like Nicolas G. Hayek, Francois-Paul Journe, Jean-Claude Biver, Maximilian Büsser (MB&F), Walter Lange and Edouard Meylan. All of them wrote a chapter in the WOTY history. Its 10th episode will conclude on October 17th in Warsaw.

2019 Watch of The Year presents 6 competition categories and 60 nominated watches:


Classic Watch

A.Lange & Söhne – Lange 1 “25th Anniversary”
Breguet – Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel
Cartier – Santos-Dumont Steel
Grand Seiko – Spring Drive Manual Wind Elegance Platinum
Greubel Forsey – Balancier Contemporain
Grönefeld – 1941 Principia
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel
MontblancHeritage Pulsograph Limited Edition
Omega – De Ville Tresor Blue Steel
Patek Philippe – Calatrava Weekly Calendar 5212A

Classic Watch


Sports Watch

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Extra-Thin “Jumbo” Salmon Dial
Blancpain – Fifty Fathoms Baracuda
Carl F. BuchererHeritage Chrono BiCompax Annual
Cartier – Santos de Cartier Chronograph
Glashütte Original – SeaQ
Laurent FerrierTourbillon Grand Sport
Panerai – PAM00985 Submersible Mike Horn Edition
Patek Philippe – Nautilus Ref.5726
TAG Heuer – Autavia Isograph Bronze
Urban Jürgensen – One GMT

Sports Watch


Complicated Watch

A.Lange & Söhne – Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon salmon dial
Breguet – Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette
Bulgari – Octo Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar
Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronometre FB 1L
Glashütte Original – Senator Chronometer Tourbillon
Grönefeld – Decennium Tourbillon
H. Moser & Cie. – Endeavor Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon
Hermes – Arceau L’Heure de la Lune
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel
Patek Philippe – Ref.5520P Alarm Travel Time

Complicated Watch


Ladies Watch

Bovet – Récital 23
Breguet – Reine de Naples 8905
Bulgari – Serpenti Seduttori
Chanel – J12 Automatic Chronometer
Hermes – Galop d’Hermes
Longines – Legend Diver 36mm White
MB&F – Legacy Machine FlyingT
Polpora – Flamingi
Richard Mille – RM 07 Marshmallow
Romain Gauthier – Insight Micro-Rotor Lady Opal

Ladies Watch


Innovation in Watchmaking

A. Lange & Söhne – Zeitwerk Date
Armin Strom – Minute Repeater Resonance
Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin RD2
Bulgari – Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic
De Bethune – DB28 GS Big Blue
Ressence – Type 2 E-Crown
TAG Heuer – Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph
Ulysse Nardin – Freak NeXt
Vacheron Constantin – Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar
Zenith – Defy Inventor

Innovation in Watchmaking


Watch Priced Up To 10000 PLN

Certina – DS Action Diver Sea Turtle Conservancy 60th Anniversary
Doxa – SUB 200 130th Anniversary
Junghans – Max Bill Automatic 100 Jahre Bauhaus
Longines – Legend Diver All-Black
MontblancHeritage Automatic
Oris – Big Crown Pointer Date Burgundy
Rado – Tradition Golden Horse Limited Edition
Seiko – Presage Arita Porcelain Dial
TissotHeritage 1973 Chronograph
Victorinox – I.N.O.X. Carbon Mechanical

Watch Priced Up To 10000 PLN


We will also select Special Jury Prize and the 2019 Grand Prix. Public Price will be selected by You – CH24.PL readers – in an open vote form among all the 60 nominated pieces.

WOTY will conclude with a special dinner gala in Warsaw on the 17th of October that will be held under honorary patronage of Swiss Embassy in Poland. Our 2019 partners are Porsche Poland and The Glenlivet. Media partner is Men’s Health.

You can read everything about 2019 Watch of The Year HERE.