Fabergé Wins Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Award
The annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards are considered the “Oscars” of the watch industry as they honor excellence in horological design and craftsmanship. For 2015, awards were presented in 12 categories and one of the winners was a stunningly gorgeous timepiece from the house of Fabergé.
Taking top honors in the “High Mechanical” category was Fabergé’s Lady Compliqueé Peacock watch, which was inspired by the Peter Carl Fabergé Peacock Imperial Easter Egg of 1908. A mother of pearl band marks hours while the tail feathers of an intricately carved peacock fan to indicate minutes.
Geneva-based craftsman Agenhor created the manually-wound retrograde movement exclusively for Fabergé. This exquisitely crafted timepiece along with the other winners of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards will be on display at the Saatchi Galley in London November 12-14 as part of the Salon GP show.
Fabergé CEO Sean Gilbertso gave this statement: “We are deeply honoured to win this prestigious award in the launch year of our new watch collections. We received tremendous support from the industry and the press, and our thanks go to them and the GPHG jury in cementing Fabergé’s reputation as a leader in the watch world.
“Peter Carl Fabergé’s philosophy of fusing artistry, craftsmanship and ingenuity remains the core inspiration at Fabergé – as is clearly embodied in the Lady Compliquée Peacock watch. I thank and congratulate the entire Fabergé team, and especially Aurélie Picaud – our Timepieces Director – and Jean Marc Wiederrecht and his remarkable family and team at Agenhor, for making this award possible by bringing together the great innovators in the industry in pursuit of a common goal: the search for mechanical and artistic perfection.”
This wasn’t the only Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève victory for the house of Fabergé. The brand was also honored in the “Jewellery” category for the Summer in Provence watch.