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The 7 most shocking Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix entries

Tribe’s “Une Folle Journée” is the name of this timepiece. Trilobite

On November 10th, Switzerland will once again play host to the “Oscars” of the watchmaking industry. Pay attention to the seven entries that have the most unexpected creations competing.

The art of watchmaking is a balancing act between feeling, doing, and looking good. A deft combination that explains why (nearly) no two watches are ever going to seem identical to one another. The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de la city de Genève is an annual competition that takes place at the beginning of November and honours exceptional originality in the field of horology. A municipality that is working toward establishing itself as the undisputed watchmaking centre of the world. The 650 members of the international academy will present 84 watches and 6 clocks for the 30 members of the jury to choose from for the 22nd iteration of this competition. Twenty awards, one of which is the most prestigious, the grand prize of the Aiguille d’Or, are up for grabs in this competition. My only complaint is that major brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe are still conspicuously absent from the lineup.

Among the finalists for this edition is the extraordinary design clock known as the Time Fast II, which was conceived by the master clockmakers at L’Épée. It has the form of a sports vehicle from the 1960s and has the floor and body made of aluminium, just like a real race car, and is mounted on an H-frame. Additionally, it has two separate movements…

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