The 17th edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève was held on November 8th in the Théâtre du Léman. A loyal mainstay of this event, Carlo Lamprecht officially bowed out and passed the baton to Raymond Lorétan. Three brands made a major impression by winning two distinctions each.
On October 26th, at a Phillips auction dedicated to 50 iconic 20th century models, the Breguet Museum acquired a superb 1967 Type XX chronograph. This remarkably well preserved model recalls the watch company’s strong involvement in the field of aviation, a connection that gave rise to the Type XX contemporary watch collection.
Official partner of the Union of European Football Associations since 2015, Hublot presented its first watch bearing the colours of the sports organisation. Considered one of the most prestigious events in the football world, the UEFA European League entitles the winner to automatic qualification for the Champions League.
The prize-giving ceremony for the Piaget Jeunes Talents competition for students at the Geneva University of Art and Design – HEAD, rewarding the laureates in the Jewellery Design category, was held on November 14th at the Manufacture Piaget. It was notably attended by the brand’s non-executive chairman Philippe Léopold-Metzger and Jean-Pierre Greff, Director of HEAD-Geneva.
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