They came, they saw, they conquered: the watch world's biggest names gathered in London for the glitzy Square Mile Watch Awards ceremony.

The evening was held at the Leadenhall Building's Landing Forty Two, where guests were treated to Rémy Martin cocktails and a lavish meal before getting down to the serious business of discovering the winners of the 12 award categories.

Vacheron Constantin took home the coveted Watch of the Year award for its stunning Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar, while Audemars Piguet, Bulgari and Patek Philippe were also among the winners. 

Guest of honour for the evening was watchmaking royalty Jean-Claude Biver. On accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award, he gave a rousing speech to the audience about never fearing to be different. He said: "Don't float with the current; swim against it; go left, go right – and if you are with the current, swim three times as fast."

Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations to our winners. 

See the full list of winners here.