Valerii Danevych

New member : Valerii Danevych

On the occasion of their recent General Assembly on March 29, 2014, the Board of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants were pleased to announce the elevation of Kiev-based watch maker Valerii Danevych from candidate to full member of the AHCI.

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Gaïa Award 2013 – Andreas Strehler

Gaïa Award 2013 – Andreas Strehler

In 1993, the International Watch Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds (MIH) created the Gaïa Award in order to honor the people who have left and still leave its mark on the reputation in watchmaking, the history, technology and it’s industry. Unique in its kind, this award honors only the best of the best.

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Xushu Ma

New candidate : Xushu Ma

The Board members of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants are pleased to introduce Xushu Ma as new AHCI Candidate.

Recently described as ‘The Best Watchmaker in China’, and with complications such as a three-dimensional double axis tourbillon behind him, Xushu Ma’s odyssey has seen the triumph of a pure and natural talent over the adversity imposed by an unflinching political system which seemed certain to suppress the abilities of it’s most gifted citizens.

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Hajime Asaoka

New candidate : Hajime Asaoka

The Board members of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants are pleased to introduce Hajime Asaoka as new AHCI Candidate.

Ensconced far away from the traditional home of watchmaking in his Tokyo workshop, Hajime’s route to horlogic excellence is all the more remarkable because unlike most watchmakers of distinction, his skills have been entirely self-taught.

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New member : Masahiro Kikuno

Following the occasion of their recent General Assembly on April 27, 2013, the Board of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants are pleased to announce the elevation of young Japanese watch maker Masahiro Kikuno from candidate to full member of the AHCI.

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New candidate : Raúl Pagès

The AHCI board members are proud to present a new candidate, Raúl Pagès from La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Crafting high-end automata is his world. His universe are micro-mechanisms that imitate natural movements of the animal.

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