The prize, which includes a cash endowment, will be awarded annually to a graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship programme. The first winner is Clara Martin for "The Authority of Black".
Heure H is adorned with an interchangeable double tour strap featuring a perforated decoration in apricot, vermilion, black or etoupe colours.
When Irving Stone wrote his biographical novel about Michelangelo, he called it The Agony and the Ecstasy. His book went on to inspire a film with Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison. The message is clear: the way to artistic and aesthetic ecstasy is through agony, effort and dedication.
For the past two years, alongside its Horological Machines, the brand led by Max Büsser and Serge Kriknoff has been developing the Legacy Machines concept. Unveiled this week, the second watch in the collection reprises the dual regulator, a principle explored by Ferdinand Berthoud, Abraham-Louis Breguet and Antide Janvier, no less.
While half-year figures show a subdued performance by the watch divisions at Hermès and LVMH, it's a different story altogether for the industry's mastodons, led by Swatch Group and Richemont.
Backed by 133 years of uninterrupted activity, this independent family electroplating business is now headed up by two young managers.