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Vianney Halter - Prix Gaïa

September 21, 2016

Dear friends,

We are pleased to inform you that after Andreas Strehler (2013) and Kari Voutilainen (2014), Vianney Halter was awarded GAÏA PRIZE by the Musée International d’Horlogerie of La Chaux-de-Fonds (International Museum of Horology of La Chaux-de-Fonds), on September 20th 2016, along with the historian Roger Smith, professor Giovanni Busca and entrepreneur Pascal Rochat.

The jury has designated Vianney as the 2016 laureate in the Craftmanship-Creation category for his “contribution to the renewal of aesthetic and technical codes in contemporary watchmaking, showing a respect for craftmanship, without ever making concessions to conformism”.

« I was touched by these arguments as they refer to my global way of working. This represents the recognition of years of research , ideas, development, independence and perseverance in fighting for a compromise less horology. I love create crazy time machines, spend time with antique things, seek, understand, fix, deconstruct, rebuild… and this distinction incite me to continue in this way. Reward my all career motivate me to boldly carry on explorating and seek out in horology universe. »

Attribuated since twenty years at the autumn equinox, the GAÏA PRIZE prevails as a reference in the time measurement vast world and honours prominent figures who contribute to the reputation of watchmaking, through its history, its technology and its industry. It annually recognizes the considerable and undeniable contribution that its prizewinners have made to watchmaking, to its knowledge and culture.

A distinction rather than a Prize, therefore a spontaneous application is not possible; applications presented by third parties allow the members of the Jury, prominent figures from Switzerland and abroad from various fields, to assess each contribution on a neutral basis and to choose a winner. The independence of the Jury is garanted by its President, the Curator of the Musée International d’Horlogerie.

Our congratulations to Vianney !

 

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June 3, 2016

Luxembourg Watchfair prize giving ceremony 2016 was held on June 3th at Mondorf-les-Bains.
4 watchmakers represented by Ekso Watches Gallery were awarded.

  • The jury awarded Kari Voutilainen in the nomination « Lady’s Watch » for his first jewelry Vingt-8. Ludovic Ballouard won the special jury’s prize for his Upside Down Art – Deco.
  • Andreas Strehler received the special sponsor’s award in the nomination « Innovation » for his last creation Lune Exacte.
  • Bovet is a winner in the “Complications” category with it’s Recital 18 Shooting Star model.

Our congratulations to winners !

 

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February 12, 2016

Ekso Watches Gallery is pleased to announce the new partnership with the timepiece gallery Stella Polare in Tokyo.

Located in the heart of a very prestigious Ginza district, the gallery displays original creations of some independent watchmakers : Antoine Preziuso, Beat Haldiman, Ludovic Ballouard, Svend Andersen, Christiaan van der Klaauw and Miki Eleta. According to our partnership agreements we will share our timepiece collections in order to satisfy our customers by proposing them a wider range of products.

You may admire the Stella Polare’s selection following this link.

 

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November 24, 2015

Antoine Preziuso’s exhibition takes place at Ekso Watches Gallery from November 24, 2015 till December 23, 2015.

You all were kindly invited to attend the official opening, which was held on November 23 with the presence of the artist. For those of you, who couldn’t join us to share this event, we recorded some moments.

 

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October, 2015

The doors of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva have just closed. Ekso Watches Gallery is pleased to inform you that two watchmakers Kari Voutilainen and Antoine Preziuso are the prize winners thanks to your votes.

– Kari Voutilainen was awarded at the Men’s Watch nomination.
– Antoine and Florian Preziuso won the Innovation Prize and the Public Prize.

You may see all the prize list at the following link. Congratulations to the winners !

 

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April, 2015

Ekso Watches Gallery is pleased to invite you on April 17, 2015 from 3 pm till 5 pm to meet Andreas Strehler on the occasion of the publication of his book. You will share a moment of horological passion with Andreas and discover his book which recounts all story of this outstanding watchmaker, 2013 year’s winner of Gaïa award and Guinness world-record holder for his Sauterelle with Perpetual Moon. « Sauterelle à lune perpétuelle » by Andreas Strehler is the most precise lunar phase wristwatch, approved by Guinness World Records. Our congratulations for Andreas!

 

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November, 2014

Ekso Watches Gallery is pleased to inform you that you can meet from November 21st to November 23rd 2014, his artists-watchmakers who will present their lastest and exceptionnal creations at Salon Belles Montres, that will take place as usually at Carrousel du Louvre. You can also assist at the conferences given by Ludovic Ballouard and Kari Voutilainen. For those of you, who could not join us to celebrate Kari’s Voutilainen Gaïa 2014 award, we would like to share some moments of that exciting event held on October 21, 2014 at Ekso Watches Gallery Please, click at this link to see some moments.

 

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November, 2014

I am pleased to introduce you Andreas Strehler – an independent master-watchmaker newly arrived to Ekso Watches Gallery with his impressive creations. Remaining discreet at 43 years old, he has already developed about ten calibers for the most famous watch-making brands. Fascinated by the mechanics, with the dream of childhood to become an inventor, he developed and produced many of his tools and machines. Just about 20 watch-making marvels, branded Andreas Strehler, are produced every year in his workshop. On the occasion of his entry to the gallery, Andreas granted us an interview that we are pleased to share with you.

You have from now the opportunity to discover his creations only by appointment at Ekso Watches Gallery.

 

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November, 2014

One more award waited for Kari Voutilainen at the 14th prize-giving ceremony of Grand Prix of Watch-making of Geneva. He was awarded in the category “Artistic crafts” for his creation Hisui realized in association with a Japanese workshop Unruyan. The prize to Kari Voutilainen was handed by a French designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The ceremony took place on October 31st, 2014 at the Grand Theater of Geneva in the presence of the prestigious jury, the press and the professionals of the watchmaking. Our congratulations to Kari.

 

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November, 2014

Glorious day for Bart and Tim Grönefeld. During the 14th ceremony of Grand Prix of Watch-making of Geneva these Dutch watchmakers, whose creations are present at Ekso Watches Gallery’s, won the prize in the category “Tourbillon” for their magnificent watch Parallax Tourbillon. The prize-giving ceremony took place at the Grand Theater of Geneva.

 

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October, 2014

To celebrate Kari Voutilainen’s Gaïa 2014 award in the category « crafts and creation » a cocktail will be held at Ekso Watches Gallery on October 21st, 2014 from 6 pm till 8 pm. Within a small circle, the winner of this year will share a moment of passion in presence of the last year winner Andreas Strehler.

 

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May, 2014

EKSO Watches Gallery is pleased to present you from now the Maîtres du Temps. The only brand which is distinguished by its brave idea to bring together several artists, who, by combining their talents, create an exceptionnal watch. This is the way how develops the brand and its history through its successive Chapters. From now you can discover and admire Chapter Two and Chapter Three – the last creation of the brand, born thanks to the common efforts of Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler. By appointment only.

 

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April, 2014

EKSO Watches Gallery is pleased to introduce you Raùl Pagès – a young master watchmaker, specialized in high-end automata, art pieces powered by a mechanism very similar to a haute horlogerie movement, and his unique automata Tortoise. This type of automata first appeared in the 17th century. In the next two centuries, automata reached the peak of their popularity, especially with pieces created by such ingenious watchmakers as Pierre Jaquet-Droz, Henri Maillardet, and Karl Fabergé. Wishing to revive this ancient tradition, Raùl Pagès today creates contemporary automata, inspired by the masterpieces of the past. The Tortoise is a unique piece of art, the result of several years of work, made of 18cts white gold, sapphires and diamonds.

 

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March, 2014

On March 14th, 2014 EKSO Watches Gallery starts its 6 months’ collaboration with the Ateliers Louis Moinet. During 6 months, all collectors and amateurs of watchmaking art will be able to enjoy the famous models of the brand as well as the most recent creations.

 

 

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March, 2014

On March 20th, 2014 EKSO Watches Gallery will organize a cocktail party to celebrate the VIANNEY HALTER’s Deep Space Tourbillon : the winner of “The Watch of the Year 2013” prize assigned by the Passion Horlogere association. VIANNEY HALTER will receive this prize from the president of the association THIERRY GASQUEZ.

 

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December, 2013

Two of the masters-watchmakers of the gallery were rewarded at the ceremony of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva which took place on November 15th, 2013. Vianney Halter received the prize for “Innovation” for his new creation Deep Space Tourbillon. Kari Voutilainen as for him received the prize in the “Man’s watch” nomination for his new model V-8R.

 

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December, 2013

Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon was elected as The Watch of the year 2013 by the members of the Passion Horlogère association. Please click here for details.

 

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November, 2013

EKSO Watches Gallery takes great pleasure in inviting you on Tuesday the 19th of November 2013 to meet with Ludovic Ballouard, the creator of the famous Upside Downand Half-Time watches, and world renowned Opus XIII of Harry Winston. Ludovic will share with you his experiences, inspirations and present the new models of the Upside Down. The event will take place at 5 rue Magellan, 75008 Paris between 9a.m. and 7p.m.

 

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September, 2013

From September, 16 to October, 3 EKSO Watches Gallery is pleased to welcome all the collectors and amateurs of fine watchmaking to celebrate « automne with Grönefeld ». You will have the rare possibility to admire all the collection of the splendid One Hertz. The event will end on October 3rd with the presence of Bart and Tim Grönefeld.

 

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June, 2013

Save the date. Kari Voutilainen and Vianney Halter will be pleased to welcome amateurs and collectors of exceptional timepieces at EKSO Watches Gallery on the 24th of June, 2013 in order to share their experiences, inspirations and passion for fine watchmaking.

 

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EKSO Watches Gallery is inaugurating its new showroom and wishes to share its passion for fine watchmaking with you in this new place. We would like to welcome you and to assist you in discovering the artists whose talent is to create unique timepieces with an unequalled knowledge. We have many surprises planned, meetings with watchmakers, collectors and connaisseurs of this art form.

 

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December, 2012

EKSO Watches Gallery is pleased to invite you to cocktail party celebrating the new edition of First Luxe magazine. The event will take place on the 17th of December 2012 at 6p.m. at Four Seasons George V hotel in Auteuil hall.

 

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November, 2011

EKSO Watches Gallery will be present at the fifth edition of the « Belles Montres » fair (Salon International de l’Horlogerie de Prestige), which will take place in Paris from the 25th to the 27th of November at the Carrousel du Louvre. During the fair, you will have the opportunity to meet Ekaterina SOTNIKOVA at the SPEAKE-MARIN manufacture stand.

 

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April, 2011

Ekso Watches Gallery is proud to present you in its current collection the watch De Bethune DB28 which was awarded in Geneva on the 19th of November 2011 the “Aiguille d’or” Grand Prix, the supreme award honouring the best timepiece of the year.

 

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March, 2012

EKSO Watches Gallery is pleased to announce that the winner of the Watch of the Year award 2011 on the prestigious Timezone.com is Grönefeld’s One Hertz Dune. Dutch watchmakers Tim and Bart Grönefeld presented in 2011 the “One Hertz”, the world’s first and only production wristwatch with independent dead seconds (secondes morte in French). The One Hertz features Grönefeld own proprietary movement and indicates hours and minutes on a sub-dial at 2 o’clock; large sub-dial for the dead seconds; power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock; and an innovative setting-winding indicator at 3 o’clock.

The results are as follow:
Grönefeld 29.0% – 1st place // Patek Philippe 23.1% – 2nd place // JLC 19.5% – 3rd place // Lange & Söhne 18.1% – 4th place // Vacheron 6.8% – 5th place // Baume & Mercier 3.4% – 6th place

Click here for more informations.

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October, 2012

EKSO Watches Gallery is pleased to invite you to discover exclusively its timepieces collection in Paris at Four Seasons George V hotel from Friday, October 5th till Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 from Noon to Midnight.

Hotel Four Seasons George V, Salon Louis XIII, 31 avenue George V, 75008 Paris

 

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Auguste, 2012

EKSO Watches Gallery organizes the first exhibition of its timepieces collection in Deauville from 10 till 26 August 2012 at the hotel Normandy Barriere, and would be pleased to invite you at the inauguration’s cocktail party on August 10th from 19 hours.

Hotel Normandy Barriere, Salon Ouistreham, 38 rue Jean Mermoz, 14804 Deauville

 

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