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Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2010

The Winners For those who aren’t aware, The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is a contest between high-end watch manufacturers at the Geneva Watch Festival. Below are this year’s winners: Grand Prize of “The Golden Hand”: Greubel Forsey – Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique Prize of the Watch lady: Van Cleef & Arpels – Le Pont des Amoureux Prize of the Watch Man: Laurent Ferrier – Roller Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral Prize of the watch design & concept watch: MB & F – Horological Machine No. 4 Thunderbolt Chopard – High Jewellery Owl Watch Jewellery Watch Prize: F.P.Journe – CHRONOMETRE…

The Counterfeit Proof Watch

What was a chance encounter between Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin Chief Executive Juan Carlos Torres and Roger Pfund, an acclaimed Swiss painter and designer of the Swiss passports and international currencies has led to a wristwatch that is impossible to counterfeit. The watch, named “Quai de l’Ile” for the watchmaker’s Geneva address, is made using layers of invisible UV marking, laser perforations of some watch parts, high-security inks and other measures used to secure passports and currencies like the euro and Swiss franc. The Quai de l’Ile can be customized in up to 400 combinations and will sell for between…