The second edition of the Geneva Time Exhibition Superwatch awards has been a great success. In front of 750 quests the GTE 2012 Design Award was presented to Cabestan.
The World Open Water Champion Swann Oberson, first Swiss swimmer to win a world championship title, was the ambassador of the GTE 2012 Superwatch Awards. To sustained applause, Swann Oberson handed the GTE 2012 Design Award to Eric Coudray, Cabestan’s Creative and Technical Director and creator of the Trapezium, an exceptional timepiece that defies the greatest laws of mathemathics in terms of design. Regardless of the viewing angle, a trapezium is indeed visible.
The jury was composed of five internationally respected watch eperts: Anders Modig(Chairman), Editor in chief of Plaza Watch; Elizabeth Doerr, watch journalist and writer; Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, independent watchmaker; Axel Kufus, Professor of Design at Berlin’s Universität der Künste and Geoffroy Ader, Head of the Watch Departement at Sotheby’s Europe.