GTE SUPERWATCH AWARD
The new award marks a watershed for the Geneva Time Exhibition in only its second year. In collaboration with the Plaza Watch group, Fair organizers set themselves an ambitious challenge: to mark the Fair's opening evening with a very special award – destined for the most accomplished new watch in terms of conception, avant-garde nature and technical prowess. The consistent excellence and extraordinary creativity of the 27 independent watchmakers – all of them GTE exhibitors – who took part in the competition has fully justified the bold decision to launch the Award.
The jury was composed of six internationally respected watch experts: Anders Modig (Chairman), Editor of Plaza Watch magazines; Elizabeth Doerr, watch journalist and writer; Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, independent watchmaker; Axel Kufus, Professor of Design at Berlin's Universität der Künste; Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, representing Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the leading watch distributors in the Middle East; and Sir Geoffroy Ader, Head of the Watch Department at Sotheby’s Europe.
Heritage Watch Manufactory and Cabestan are the winners of the 2012 GTE Superwatch Awards.
The second edition of the Geneva Time Exhibition Superwatch Awards has been a great success at the Espace Hippomène of Geneva. In front of 750 guests, the two GTE 2012 Awards were presented to Heritage Watch Manufactory and Cabestan.
The World Open Water Champion Swann Oberson, first Swiss swimmer to win a world championship title, was the ambassador of the GTE 2012 Superwatch Awards. To sustained applause, Swann Oberson gave the GTE 2012 Superwatch Award to Heritage Watch Manufactory for its model Tensus, a true masterpiece of the art of horology. Its heart, composed with more than 300 individual parts, makes this watch is an absolutely precise timepiece.
The GTE 2012 Design Award was presented to Cabestan, creator of the Trapezium, an exceptional timepiece that defies the greatest laws of mathematics in terms of design. Regardless of the viewing angle, a trapezium is indeed
The jury was composed of five internationally respected watch experts: Anders Modig (Chairman), Editor in chief of Plaza Watch; Elizabeth Doerr, watch journalist and writer; Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, independent watchmaker; Axel Kufus, Professor of Design at Berlin's Universität der Künste and Sir Geoffroy Ader, Head of the Watch Department at Sotheby’s Europe.