Competing in one of the toughest categories – women’s haute horology watches – the unique appeal of Charriol’s LADY COLVMBVS™ timepiece has been recognised by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and will participate in the GPHG watchmaking prize 2013.
The piece was retained by the GPHG jury and is now, with 69 other fine watchmaking timepieces, on a world tour from Beijing to Macau and Dubai. The tour will end in Geneva, in time for the important prize-giving event, to take place at Geneva’s Grand Théatre in November. Charriol has a loyal fan base in Asia and we are pleased that customers in the region will be able to view Charriol watches closer to home.
Organized by the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix Foundation, the Award is one of the most coveted in the industry, providing important peer recognition. The LADY COLVMBVS™ is designed to reflect the spirit of Christopher Columbus and marries an original narrative with fine technique, creating a worthy standout piece.
The LADY COLVMBVS™ is an automatic timepiece with a statement ‘macaroon’ style stainless steel case. An interlocking design around the case recalls a compass rose – one of several nautical motifs. Reflecting the trend for larger women’s watches, the broad 35mm case sets off the elegant dial, which is decorated with a fluted guilloche pattern. Large Roman numerals are paired with elegant tapered hands. A crown in the style of a nautical clevis pin provides a finishing touch whilst the lunette of 50 diamonds underscores the watch’s feminine allure.