On October 31st, 2014 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Kari Voutilainen and Felix Baumgartner & Martin Frei (Co-founders of URWERK) became winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2014. Kari Voutilainen was awarded the Artistic Crafts Watch Prize, while Felix and Martin won the Mechanical Exception Watch Prize and the Innovation Watch Prize.
The Board members of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants are pleased to announce Ludovic Ballouard and Andreas Fritsch as new AHCI Candidates.
The twentieth edition of the Gaïa Award was held on 18 September this year at the International Museum of Horology (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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.
During the 2013 edition of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix „GPHG“ three of our members have been distinguished with a prize.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.