Preciosa teams up with GQ Magazine for Men of the Year

Preciosa had the honor of being chosen to design and create the trophies for this year’s GQ Portugal Men of the Year awards.

GQ is one of the world’s most prestigious men’s lifestye and fashion magazines. The ceremony will take place at the Cinema São Jorge in Lisbon on the evening of Saturday November 11th, and celebrates the most influential personalities of the design and fashion world. There will be 15 awards in total, presented in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 onlookers. Award categories include fashion designer of the year, musician of the year and style icon of the year. The ceremony will be hosted by Portuguese fashion icon Ana Sofia.

“GQ Men of the Year is an opportunity to celebrate the most influential and successful men in the world. We chose Preciosa crystals because they perfectly symbolize the prestige and glamour of the occasion,” says Jose Santana, the director of GQ Portugal.

Forged from Bohemian crystal, each trophy is coated with 6,000 black chatons, and is a stunning testament to the craftsmanship and precision that goes into every Preciosa creation. It took almost 600 hours for our team of glass experts to attach the crystals one-by-one to the trophies. Every one was hand-made, each weighing 1,5 kg.

„It is a real honor to be involved in this prestegious event“, says Karel Paral, Commercial Development Director at Preciosa Components. „As a top-tier luxury brand, working with world-famous fashion publications like GQ is our lifeblood; this is the perfect collaboration. We are very proud of the beautiful trophies we have produced“.

Our team will be on-site to witness the event and keep you up to speend on the proceedings. Follow Preciosa Components on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram for pictures, videos and updates. We’re excited! Are you?

Have a sneak peek at how each trophy was hand-crafted from Bohemian crystal by Preciosa.