Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon wins Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2015 Award in the Tourbillon category

During the 15th ceremony of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), the international jury of recognized experts, collectors and watchmaking journalists crowned Ulysse Nardin with the Tourbillon Watch Prize for again its Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon timepiece.
Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin holding the Tourbillon Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
The Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon is the quintessence of avant-garde mechanical technology. The outcome of eight years of research and development, the constant Ulysse Anchor escapement, made entirely of silicium, displays hitherto unknown architecture based on the principle of flexible mechanisms exploiting the elasticity of flat springs. This astonishing construction is housed in a 60-seconds tourbillon.
Visible through a large opening in the dial at 6 o'clock, it is encircled by the indication of its power reserve of at least 7 days on a 140° arc. The caliber UN-178 is housed in a rose gold or white gold case. Available in a limited edition. In tribute to innovation, each jury has honored the technological advancement of the Ulysse Nardin timepiece with its constant force escapement in silicium that revolutionizes the power transmission to the regulating system and improves the accuracy of the timepiece.

During the week of October 19th, the Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon timepiece of Ulysse Nardin was also awarded by the International Salon of Haute Horology (SIAR) in Mexico with the Prize of the Year and won simultaneously the Prix Orologio dell’ Anno 2015 assigned by the Italian magazine L’Orologio.
The Watch of the Year Prize given by the hands of Carlo Pedrosa, publishing director of Ediciones Tourbillon to José Carlos Garcia (Grupo Mondi) of Ulysse Nardin.
As Ulysse Nardin enters its 170th year, it does so as an imaginative futurist, uniting its exploratory nature with its expertise to clear the path for more inventiveness; innovative elements once reserved for milestone pieces are making their way into core collections. The beholder of six exquisite families of watches and the greatest number of patents in mechanical watchmaking, Ulysse Nardin will flow forward, stretching the limits of design, engineering and technology, and, of course, surprising watch enthusiasts around the globe.

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