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New Watch! • 14 Nov 2014
The Hour Glass Presents The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Prize List 2014
Following the recent announcement of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards held at Grand Théâtre in Geneva on 31st October, The Hour Glass is proud to round up the list of prestigious GPHG laureate watches, solely distributed under its helm in Singapore.
Emerging as the crème de la crème from the list of 72 pre-selected watches in the running to win the GPHG titles, 5 out of 16 winning prizes were clinched by The Hour Glass’ exclusive brands, a salute to the year’s finest watch creations.
The accolades of The Hour Glass exclusive brands prize winners are as follows:
HUBLOT – Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Awarded: Striking Watch Prize 2014
A 100% Hublot Manufacture movement with double cathedral chime, best symbolizing the principle fusion between Tradition and Modernity.
URWERK – EMC
Awarded: Mechanical Exception Watch Prize 2014 & Innovation Watch Prize 2014
The world’s first mechanical movement with electric monitoring system that enables timing of the watch to suit the rhythm and lifestyle of the wearer.
DE BETHUNE – DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
Awarded: Chronograph Watch Prize 2014
The result of seven years of research & development, the patented DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon is packed with exceptional innovations.
KARI VOUTILAINEN – Hisui
Awarded: Artistic Crafts Watch Prize 2014
Created by the independent watchmaker featuring the unique Japanese lacquer art dial, this work of art is hand-crafted laboriously through over thousands of hours.
The GPHG was created in 2001 with the goal to recognize and attest the excellence of worldwide watchmaking creations. It continues today to be highly regarded as watchmaking Hall of Fame; an equivalent to the Oscars in the mechanical watchmaking world.