Jewelers of America Announces Nominees for Inaugural GEM Award for Watch Design

Nominees named in the new category that is the third of four GEM Awards categories 

October 1, 2015, New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the GEM Award nominees in the category of Watch Design. Watch Design is the newest category and the third of four GEM Award Categories that will comprise the 2016 GEM Awards. The winners will be announced live during the GEM Awards ceremony on Friday, January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. 

The nominees for the GEM Award for Watch Design are: 

  • Cartier - Since 1847, the Maison Cartier has been synonymous with beauty, excellence, creativity and a unique savoir-faire. From its jewelry tradition, the Maison has blossomed into the inventor of an iconic and universal style while constantly pioneering new ground. The Cartier style goes beyond time with a unique aim: for today’s creations to become tomorrow’s treasures. The Maison’s creations in jewelry, watches and precious objects honor milestones in a person’s life. 
  • Piaget – Piaget has stood as an icon of excellence and creativity since its founding in 1874, elevating the manufacture of timepieces and High Jewelry to an absolute art.  Piaget is known for its extravagant and creative High Jewelry designs, ultra-thin movements and artistic dials, as well as high complications. Piaget is one of the only remaining watchmakers that designs and crafts its own cases, bracelets and movements.
  • Roger Dubuis – Roger Dubuis is the modern interpretation of Haute-Horlogerie: combining high-end complications and a unique design approach. Founded in 1995, their state-of-the-art production facilities in Geneva, Switzerland, ensure the brand enjoys complete freedom to innovate. Manufacturing only 4,500 timepieces annually, Roger Dubuis is one of the most exclusive Maison in the world of fine watchmaking. Among their landmark movements are the brand’s iconic Excalibur Double Tourbillon Skeleton.

The recipient of GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement will be announced soon.  
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