GRAND PRIX NOMINEES
Two Christophe Claret timepieces, Margot and Soprano, have been preselected by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2014, ahead of the forthcoming prize-giving ceremony.
Margot is Christophe Claret’s first ladies’ watch complication and has been preselected in the top 6 watches in the ‘Ladies’ High-Mech’ category. First presented at Baselworld 2014, the timepiece gives a romantic slant to high-end, precision watchmaking. Margot features a mechanism that lets the wearer play ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ by pressing a pusher at 2 o’clock, which ‘picks’ petals off a dial-side depiction of a daisy. The answer appears in a window at 4 o’clock: un peu (a little), beaucoup (a lot), passionnément (passionately), à la folie (madly), pas du tout (not at all).
Soprano is in the top 6 watches for 'Striking' timepieces. It features two major complications: a 60-second tourbillon and 4-note minute repeater striking 'Westminster Quarters' on patented cathedral gongs. The 60-second tourbillon carriage is on full view through the open dial at 6 o’clock and is supported by a single arm stepped bridge.
The winner of each category will be presented at the GPHG ceremony held at Geneva's Grand Theatre on Friday October 31st.