Bulgari, TAG Heuer And Zenith Shine Vibrant At 2022 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève
The newest version of the distinguished Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève passed off in Geneva on November 10, 2022. Among the many timepieces nominated for awards, fashions by Bulgari, TAG Heuer and Zenith stood out for his or her watchmaking excellence and limitless innovation. Bulgari gained the Audacity Prize with Octo Finissimo and the Jewellery Watch Prize with Serpenti Misteriosi, whereas TAG Heuer was awarded the Iconic Watch Prize for its Monaco x Gulf mannequin.
Within the Jewellery class
Powered by the micro-caliber Piccolissimo (which implies very small in Italian), the Serpenti Misteriosi secret watch by Bulgari is an exploit in watchmaking miniaturization and a paragon of excellence in jewellery craftsmanship. The snake-like bracelet coils across the wrist, elegantly displaying its turquoise inserts, brilliant-cut diamonds and mesmerizing pear-cut rubellite eyes. Urgent the serpent’s tongue opens its intricately crafted mouth to disclose a pavé-set diamond dial. Measuring simply 12.30mm in diameter and solely 2.50mm thick, the BVL 100 caliber is neatly tucked contained in the reptile’s head. Designed and produced completely on the Bulgari Manufacture, Piccolissimo is among the smallest self-winding mechanical actions on the planet.
The revolutionary TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma, powered by the Heuer 02 Tourbillon Nanograph motion, has Diamant d’Avant-Garde lab-grown diamonds set in its case. The polycrystalline diamond dial is simply one of many distinctive parts that makes up this distinctive timepiece. It additionally encompasses a 44mm watchcase predominantly fabricated from sandblasted anodized aluminum and a polished bezel in black ceramic. The hour markers are embellished with diamonds and the palms are coated with white Tremendous-LumiNova®.
Within the Males’s class
The Calibre 135-O Observatoire is the product of a distinctive collaboration between Zenith, grasp watchmaker and restorer Kari Voutilainen and Phillips, in affiliation with Bacs & Russo. This contemporary masterpiece is supplied with the historic Calibre 135-O, some of the awarded actions from the golden age of chronometer competitions, which has by no means earlier than been commercialized. The watch’s 38mm platinum spherical case options tapered lugs that seamlessly match below the bezel, in addition to an outsized notched crown emblazoned with the trendy Zenith star brand. Beneath the glassbox-style sapphire crystal, the black dial crafted in sterling silver options guilloché engraving in a fish-scale motif.
Within the “Petite Aiguille” class
The DEFY Skyline by Zenith attracts inspiration from the octagonal geometry of the early DEFY fashions. Sitting on high of a sharply outlined 41mm chrome steel case, the faceted bezel has been revived in a 12-sided model, with all sides similar to an hour marker. The screw-down crown emblazoned with Zenith’s star brand provides water resistance of 10 ATM (100 meters). On a subdial positioned at 9 o’clock, a continually transferring hand makes common, fastened jumps to finish a full rotation each 10 seconds. This excellent efficiency is delivered by the brand new El Primero 3620 caliber. The star-studded dial with a sunburst end encompasses a sample of engraved four-pointed stars – a trendy reimagining of the Zenith “double Z” brand of the Sixties.
Within the Iconic class
The DEFY Revival A3642 is a trendy reinterpretation of the primary ever DEFY wristwatch, Zenith’s flagship mannequin from 1969. With its taupe-colored fumé dial, rectangular hour markers with horizontal ridges, paddle-shaped seconds hand and broad, faceted hour and minute palms coated in Tremendous-LumiNova®, the brand new mannequin stays devoted to the unique model with further enhancements to go well with modern utilization. As an alternative of the unique screw-down caseback, the DEFY Revival A3642 encompasses a sapphire crystal again that showcases the Elite 670 caliber housed inside. This manufacture motion operates at a frequency of 4Hz/28,800vph and delivers a energy reserve of fifty hours when absolutely wound.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Particular is a particular version watch co-created with Gulf that completely embodies the watchmaking model’s ardour for motorsports. The refined design options the Gulf model’s iconic colours – darkish blue, turquoise and orange – mixed with a brushed and polished metal case that homes the Heuer 02 manufacture motion. The again of the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Particular Version presents a distinctive model of the Heuer 02 caliber’s oscillating mass and column wheel, with a particular engraving coloured to match the Gulf model’s Pantone orange.
Within the Problem class
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 200 Solargraph is the model’s first ever solar-powered watch. The bezel, dial and palms are all lined with Tremendous-LumiNova® in order that they stand out clearly even at evening. The timepiece additionally encompasses a metal case with black DLC coating and bezel inserts fabricated from a mix of carbon and inexperienced Tremendous-LumiNova®. The partially clear dial permits the motion to be charged by the solar’s rays, with autonomy reaching as much as 3.5 years when the “Energy Save” mode is activated.
Within the Diver’s class
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 1000 Superdiver is the last word luxurious dive watch. That is the model’s first timepiece to make use of the TH30-00 caliber designed particularly for TAG Heuer by Kenissi Manufacture SA. With a 45mm case and a thickness of simply 15.75mm, this extraordinarily strong mannequin can resist the stress of the ocean depths. Tremendous-LumiNova® coating ensures optimum legibility even in the dead of night, and the orange detailing is a nod to the colour of security at sea. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 1000 Superdiver meets essentially the most demanding diving requirements and has obtained ISO 6425:2018 certification for saturation divers’ watches.