WATCH OF THE YEAR 2021

Hereby we commence the 12th edition of our annual “CH24 Watch of The Year”. 60 nominated watches compete in 6 categories, complemented by “Public Prize” to be decided by you in an open vote for the best watch of past 12 months.

Another difficult year for watchmaking industry (and many other industries) comes slowly to an end – and that is an inevitable sign, that it is time for our “CH24 Watch of The Year”. This time a tad bit later, as the dynamic changes in the industry calendar of premieres made us move the launch date a bit closer to the end of the year. This year witnessed only one major watch event – the Geneva Watch Days. The ongoing pandemic made all other physical events impossible (Watches & Wonders was again held fully online, and Baselworld… it’s just a memory now) and that in turn limited number of novelties in general, visible compared to the pre-pandemic times. We still don’t know exactly how the watch-world will look like post-Covid, and will we learn our lesson – that is still to be seen, but is certain. Regardless, we had a year interesting in new timepieces, and as per usual we chose to honor the best of the best.

“CH24 Watch of The Year” is 6 competition categories: “Classic Watch”, “Sports Watch”, “Ladies Watch”, “Complicated Watch”, “Innovation in Watchmaking” and “Watch Priced Up To 10 000 PLN”. Each contains 10 watches, presented through the last 12 months and nominated by an international jury, composed of 11 experts in the field of watchmaking. The same Jury will also award the “Grand Prix” – the best watch of 2021 – and the Special Jury Prize. The last, but most definitely not least, award goes to the watch selected by the open public vote. You can cast your vote for one of all 60 nominated watches.

Here is our 60 top watches of 2021.

Classic Watch

A. Lange & Söhne – Little Lange 1 Aventurine Dial
Armin Strom – Tribute 1
Breitling – Premier B25 Datora
Cartier – Privé Cloche de Cartier Platinum
Chopard – L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25
F.P. Journe – Octa Automatic 20th Anniversary
Grand SeikoHeritage SLGH005 White Birch
Jaeger LeCoultre – Reverso Tribute Small Seconds (Green)
Patek Philippe – Calatrava “Clous de Paris” Ref. 6119G
Vacheron Constantin – Historiques American 1921 Platine

Zegarek Klasyczny
Classic Watch

Sports Watch

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore 42mm Blue dial
Bell & Ross – BR 03-92 Diver Red Bronze
Bulgari – Octo Roma WorldTimer DLC Black
Czapek – Antarctique Rattrapante
Hermes – H08
Longines – Avigation BigEye Titanium
TAG Heuer – Aquaracer 300 Tribute to Ref. 844
Tudor – Black Bay Chrono Reversed Panda
Vacheron Constantin – Everest Overseas Dual Time
Zenith – Chronomaster Sport

Zegarek Sportowy
Sports watch

Ladies Watch

A. Lange & Söhne – Little Lange 1 Moon Phase Aventurine
Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak 34mm Black Ceramic
Breguet – Tradition 7035 Rose Gold LE
Charles Girardier – 1809/2 Fleur de sel White gold, Ice Blue Dial
Chopard – L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Reverso One Cordonnet Jewellery
Patek Philippe – Minute Repeater Ref. 7040/250G Blue Guilloche
Piaget – Altiplano Tourbillon
Vacheron Constantin – Historiques American 1921 36.5 mm
Van Cleef & Arpels – Lady Féerie

Zegarek Damski
Ladies Watch

Complicated Watch

A. Lange & Söhne – Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold “Homage to F. A. Lange”
Bulgari – Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon
Carl F. Bucherer – Manero Minute Repeater Symphony
Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronometre FB 1RS.6
Gerald Genta – Arena Retro Mickey Mouse Disney
H. Moser & Cie. – Streamliner Cylindrical TourbillonOnly Watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Reverso Tribute Minute Repeater
Patek PhilippeGrande Sonnerie Ref. 6301P-001
Vacheron Constantin – Les Cabinotiers: Armillary Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Planetaria
Vianney Halter – Deep Space Resonance

Zegarek z Komplikacjami
Complicated Watch

Innovation In Watchmaking

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie in Titanium
Bernhard Lederer – Central Impulse Chronometer
Bulgari – Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar
De Bethune – Kind of Two Tourbillon
Frederique Constant – Slimline Monolithic Manufacture Ref.: FC-810MCN3S6
H. Moser & Cie. – Streamliner Perpetual Calendar
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadryptique
MB&F – Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO
Patek Philippe – In-line Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5236P-001
Urwerk – UR-100 Electrum

Innowacja w Zegarmistrzostwie
Innovation in Watchmaking

Watch Priced Up To 10 000 PLN

anOrdain – Model 1 Fumé
Certina – DS Super PH500M Black Dial
Doxa – Sub 600T pacific
Furlan Marri – “Mr. Grey”
Kurono Tokyo – Anniversary – Toki – Salmon dial
Longines – Classic Sector Black Dial “BoR”
Oris – Divers Sixty-Five „Cotton Candy” Blue
Ralph Lauren – for The Rake „Bearfoot Negroni Bear”
Seiko – 1970 Divers Modern Re-Interpretation SPB237J1
Tissot – PRX Powermatic 80 Blue Dial

Zegarek do 10 000 PLN
Watch Priced Up To 10 000 PLN

The grand finale of the 2021 “CH24 Watch Of The Year” will unfortunately, like last year, not be crowned (for reasons beyond our control) with a dinner gala in Warsaw. We shall announce all the laureates online, beginning of December.

Our partners this year are Porsche and The Glenlivet, with media patronage by Elle Man and Men’s Health. Honorary patronage over the event has been held by Mr Jurg Burri, Ambassador of Switzerland in Poland

You can discover more about 2021 “CH24 Watch Of The Year” on our official website HERE.