GRAND PRIX NOM­I­NEES

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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.

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