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Opus X wins award

December 10, 2010

Harry Winston’s Opus X  designer wins Best Watchmaker Award


jean francois mojon and opus X

Jean-François Mojon, OPUS X watch engineer has been awarded the prize for Best Watchmaker of the Year at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, Genèva. Jean-François started his collaboration with Harry Winston’s Timepiece team in 2006 with the Lady Z then worked on the development of an exclusive movement for Project z6. In 2008, he came with a brilliant idea that would give birth to the OPUS X, unveiled last year at Baselworld international fair.


With the OPUS X, time comes in a new shape, through the clever architecture of the case and the time display; and an unusual movement effect, achieved through the 24-hour rotation of a platform supporting the time displays. The hours, minutes and seconds display is broken down into three modules which maintain the same orientation regardless of the platform’s position.

The revolving effect is accentuated even more by the fact that the oblique axes of the displays conform perfectly to the curve of the crystal.  The manually-wound mechanical movement, completely new and original, was developed on a planetary gear train consisting of a sun gear, a planet gear and a frame. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, it displays a second 24-hour time zone around the edge of the platform and a linear power reserve on the back of the case.



Rolex award for two Indians

March 18, 2010

Briefly: Hari Prabhakar and Piyush Tewari short listed for projects on providing health services

Twenty-seven outstanding individuals from 16 countries including two from India have been selected for the Rolex Young Laureates Programme. The projects of the finalists strive to bring major benefits to their nations and the wider world.

Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme enables visionary young men and women to tackle the most pressing issues facing our world. Rolex launched last year the Young Laureates Programme to foster innovation in the next generation. The programme seeks out  budding pioneers and provide them with funding and encouragement to implement their original ideas and gain the experience to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Hari Prabhakar (USA) has been selected for his project to develop an airborne health care service for remote parts of West Bengal and Piyush Tewari (India) has been shortlisted for his project to establish a network to provide rapid medical care for road accident victims in Delhi.

The programme rewards creativity in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, the environment and cultural preservation. The young Laureates will be announced in April 2010.

The Awards provide financial support – US$50,000 over two years – to advance each person’s project. Rolex will also promote the winners through international media coverage. The Young Laureates will become active members in the Rolex community of innovators, taking advice from former Laureates and Associate Laureates, and, in turn, passing on their knowledge to other young people.

Fashion Olymp-2010 award for VC

March 18, 2010

Brifely: VC’s Quai de l’Ile collection bags Fashion Olymp-2010 award

nicolas deflers

Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile collection was awarded “The Most Innovative Men’s Wristwatch Collection” title during the Fashion Olymp – 2010 ceremony in Moscow. Receiving the award Vacheron Constantin brand-manager in Russia & CIS Nicolas Deflers said, “We greatly appreciate the decision to grant Vacheron Constantin “The Most Innovative Men’s Wristwatch Collection” award. This title is a genuine representation of commitment to a perpetual development and innovation which are inherent in entire 255 years of our brand’s uninterrupted history.”

The Quai de l’Ile line was named after the historic Geneva address of the first Vacheron Constantin Manufacture. The revolutionary 7-part construction of the case and middle now allows every Quai de l’Ile watch owner to personalize their timepiece. The dial incorporates the most advanced horological techniques as well as Security Printing technologies, the movements are designed and developed by Vacheron Constantin and are stamped with the Geneva Hallmark. Quai de l’Ile collection is peerless, with its contemporary and innovative timepieces combining the most advanced technologies with the finest horological savior-faire: personalization, security, excellent workmanship and finishing and high quality service.

Fashion Olymp is an international fashion, style and design award which is granted for exceptional achievements in world’s fashion industry. Expert judgement committee comprising of fashion-professionals selects the best from various fashion trends. Fashion Olymp award ceremony is organized by an international TV channel Fashion TV Russia in cooperation with Rodionov Publishing House.