Geneva, Switzerland – In front of an elite audience with big personalities from the watchmaking world, he Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Geneva revealed the winners: Hublot took the crown as the winner for the Best Striking watch with its Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillion Minute Repeater. Hublot was also nominated par the Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Geneva in the mechanical Exception Category the stunning The MP-05 LaFerrari was nominated, in the striking category Hublot’s Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillion Minute Repeater got a shout out whilst in the Sports category it was the Classic Fusion Pele. However, none was on par of excellence as this years winner, and the man behind the success was on hand to tell us why.
“This prize is of huge value to us,” stated Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, who was in attendance at Geneva’s Grand Theatre to claim the award. “I am extremely proud to receive it on behalf of Hublot, and for this watch represents the full quintessence of our brand: a stylish look with the immediately recognisable Hublot codes, but also its movement, developed and produced entirely in-house within our Complications workshop in our Manufacture”
“This award is also a recognition of our work and watchmaking know-how, which is constantly growing. We are a yound and dynamic manufacture, already demonstrating the ability to develop and create magnificent complications like this one.”
“I would like to share this prize with Jean-Claude Biver and all the staff at Hublot. What a long way we have come in the past 10 years! This prize motivates us all the more as a symbol of great encouragement for everyone, both in-house and for our loyal suppliers, partners and customers. My thanks to the Jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneva.”
About the Watch
With the classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillion Minute Repeater, Hublot presents its second Tourbillion Minute Repeater in 2014. A new signature Hublot Manufacture movement with double cathedral chime. Born of the desire to pursue an independent route enabling Hublot to design and produce its own movements, the brand has now unveiled its second Minute Repeater coupled with a tourbillion. Exhibiting a marvellous balance between the classic style of its two major complications, a symbol f watchmaking art, and the dynamic, modern design of the Classic Fusion 45 mm, this piece is a fine exercise in style that demonstrates the principle of fusion between Tradition and Modernity.
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Best Striking Watch – The Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillion Minute Repeater (2014)