Early September in Geneve was notable for publication of the List of Finalists in the 22nd Watchmaking Grand Prix. 90 unique timepieces, designed in 2021-2022, will compete in 15 nomination categories. City World displays particular interest in the nomination Artistic Crafts, having discovered among its nominees the favorite masterpiece Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow. The design of this timepiece created by the distinguished Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is definitely conspicuous. His trademark flower consists of 384 colored gems and is placed in a sapphire crystal case. Bvlgari stands out as one of the precursor brands. The world’s slimmest timepiece Octo Finissimo Ultra is only 1.8 mm thick. The forerunner brand in Ladies nomination is Van Cleef & Arpels floral watch Lady Arpels Heures Florales, where the flowers blossom while telling the time. The announcement of the winners is planned for November 10.

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