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The jury of the 18th Grand Prix d'Horlogerie (GPHG) has delivered its first verdict:  The seventy-two preselected watches, divided into twelve categories, are in the running to win one of the sixteen prizes that will honour the best watch creations of the year, including the prestigious Grand Prix de l'Aiguille d'Or.

Richard Mille RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure
Richard Mille RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure watch by John Rambo

The RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure is the kind of timekeeper for adventurers or survivalists billionaire .  Richard Mille presents us a toolwatch accessoirized with a compass, a level, a sealed compartment, a bidirectional bezel in Carbon TPT ® and titanium, with a 24-hour scale, a 360° graduated disc, and indications for the cardinal directions. The round case, combined titanium and Carbon TPT ®, is the heart of an incredible tourbillon chronograph movement. The display is also notable for its 24-hour time indication. Finally the watch offers a comfortable water resistance of 100m.

Meet Stefan Ketelaars, an independent watchmaker to follow

Dreaming of time is dreaming of freedom. As luxury, the freedom to create is reserved for young and audacious minds. Stefan Ketelaars is one of them and at only 16 years old this watchmaker decided to make his dream come true by handcrafting his first watches.  Impressed by the visual potential of his creations we decided to ask him a few questions in order to know from which planet the young man comes. An opportunity for you to discover the new horological guard.

The Black Belt Watch

Black Belt Watch est une montre manufacturée en Suisse exclusivement réservée aux ceintures noires, tous arts martiaux confondus. Chaque pratiquant doit se munir de son certificat de passage délivré par les fédérations officielles. Developed and manufactured in Switzerland, the Black Belt Watch is solely reserved for black belt holders, regardless of the martial art style. Each practitionner has to provide an official rank certificate.