BY KAREN AANONSEN
Designers big and small submit their creations to be considered for the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. And, in 2015, Fabergé has the honor of having not one but two timepieces in the annual competition highlighting the crème de la crème of the watchmaking industry. Going up against treasures from the likes of Bulgari, Piaget, and Chaumet are Fabergé’s Lady Compliquée Peacock and Summer in Provence multicolored sapphire watch. The impressive pair are finalists in the Ladies’ High-Mech and Jewellery categories, respectively. While the Ladies’ High-Mech prize goes to the most remarkable piece in terms of mechanical creativity and complexity, the Jewellery nod is awarded to the most masterful in gem setting and stone choice, among other facets. Fabergé’s duo will also be up for the contest’s top prize, the “Aiguille d’Or,” which is given to the best overall watch from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s 12 categories. The jury-selected winners will be announced in Geneva on October 29.