November 8, at the Geneva Theater du Leman, was held the 17th annual award ceremony Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
The evening opened with a warm story about the work of artists-emalistov Porchet Anita and her mentor, Suzanne Rohr, the jury decided to honor a special prize.
As said Aurel Bucks in his opening remarks: “The miniature enamel – the hardest job in the world, and Suzanne Rohr in her master.
Rohr in his career has created some 100 enamel, a quarter of which are in the Museum of Patek Philippe.
The most prestigious award, the golden arrow “Aiguille d’Or” received the Chopard timepiece for L.
C Full Strike.
The first repeater in the history of the brand was released at the end of 2016 to mark the 20th anniversary of the factory.
Hours vary the design originality and excellent finish, but above all, the extraordinary quality, beauty and purity of sound.
Repeater discourages hours, quarters and minutes using sapphire gongs, instead of steel, gold or platinum as a conventional watch.
Gongs in a ring form arranged around the engine and are configured to two notes masters, “before” and “F”.
Chopard also won the award for the best jewelry Lotus Blanc watch.
White Lotus, encrusted with a total of 25.
66 carats of white diamonds, is a joint product of the company’s watchmakers and jewelers.
Designers, watchmakers, jewelers and the gem – the whole range of professionals put their talents to embody a bright dream: sparkling petals, as if covered with dew drops, reveals smooth motion and flexible bracelet thin rows of diamonds reminiscent of the water ripples under the flower.
The plant seemed awakens and returns to sleep with infinite grace, surrounded by a splendid luminous halo.
Award for Innovation received for the company Zenith Defy Lab clock, which, according to the company, are the most accurate mechanical watch in the history.
Defy Lab mechanism works with the new oscillator, which has become one of the most significant innovations in watchmaking since the invention of Christian Huygens in 1675 the principle of balance-spiral.
The prize for the best ladies watches Chanel company received clock Première Squelette Camélia.
This year the fashion house celebrates the 30th anniversary of the launch of a collection Première model in three versions – all equipped with a mechanism Caliber 2, reminiscent of bends camellia flower.
Unlike traditional skeletonized mechanisms watchmakers team created Chanel mechanism for a given visual design, driving the winding drum, gears and balance wheel in shape and size so that they form a flower.
Exceptional poetic watch Lady Arpels Papillon Automate from Van Cleef & Arpels won the award in the category “Women’s watches with complications.
” Finishing hours includes a butterfly-automaton and a stunning collection of precious stones and decorative arts.
Diamonds, colored sapphires, mother of pearl, miniature painting, paillonne, stained glass and notched enamel – together in the bright image of butterflies and flower garden.
It seems that nature itself comes to life in those hours when a butterfly flaps its wings in a random order, reflecting the rhythm of life of their mistress.
Award for men’s watch went for Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic.
The hyperfine mechanism BVL 138, which takes only a 2.
23 mm titanium case within 5.
15 mm in thickness is the thinnest automatic watch in the world.
Bvlgari also won the prize “Tourbillon of the Year” for the hours Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton, which are considered to be the world’s thinnest wristwatch with a tourbillon.
Earlier this title belonged to the company Arnold and Son.
Manufacture even had to make a new alligator strap for the models, so it does not protrude above the clock.
Award in the category “Exceptional mechanics” were astronomical clock Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 by Vacheron Constantin.
The clock has an upper and a lower face 23 and complications.
The upper face 15 includes complications, including solar time, mareoskop showing the tides, as well as the relative position of the Earth, moon and sun.
Rear face with a picture of star chart shows the sidereal time.
Chronograph Marine Regatta brought home Ulysse Nardin Award for the best sports watches.
Some of the original clock for the regatta, U.
Marine Regatta have been developed with the participation of the two sailors, Loïc Peyron and Ian Percy, brand ambassadors and members of the sailing team Artemis Racing.
Thanks to the inverter mechanism built into the new caliber UN-155 watch has a two-way second hand.
During the countdown, it moves counterclockwise, and once reaches zero, changes direction and begins to count down the time, the traditional chronograph.
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