Struthers London’s co-founder Rebecca Struthers has been named Woman of the Year at the inaugural Eve’s Watch Awards.
The unique event, aimed at raising the profile of women who work in the watch industry and women’s watches themselves, was hosted at the Shard and presented by Sky News presenter and former Olympian Jacquie Beltrao.
Struthers was understandably ecstatic with the honour and keen to encourage fellow women to get involved in the industry: “While women have been heavily involved in this industry for centuries, before now our participation has largely been hidden behind closed doors and marketing aimed at men buying gifts rather than the independent female shopper.
“It has been a battle, but times are changing. I hope my award will be the first of many honouring a string of brilliant pioneering women in the watch industry. Whether you love wearing them or making them, designing them or want to set up your own business, there has never been a more exciting moment in time for women and watches.”
Other winners on the night included: Chanel for Watch of the Year, Bulgari for Brand of the Year, Rolex winning the Popular Choice award, Dior for Best Jewellery Watch, Piaget for Best Complication, Patek Philippe for Collectors’ Choice, Richard Mille for Best Innovation, Swarovski for Best Fashion Watch, De Grisogono for Best Smart Watch, Nomos for Best Design and Hermès for Best Unisex Watch.