Bianchet’s Flying Tourbillon Grande Date has been named the Best Start-Up Watch at the Temporis International Awards in Zurich.
Bianchet is represented by The Devoy Group in the UK, which will be presenting its award-winning watches at November’s WatchPro Salon.
Temporis International Awards are voted on by a jury of industry experts from across the world including legendary watchmakers Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutillainen and Romain Gaultier along with specialist journalists, retailers and influencers.
The Best Start-Up Watch category highlights the creations of newly established watch brands that have been operating for a minimum of five years.
The jury studies the brand’s horological creations as well as business issues like distribution and after-sales service.
Catching the eye of the jury was Bianchet’s creation of a proprietary titanium flying tourbillon movement from titanium; the sort of horological achievement more associated with Richard Mille’s six-figure timepieces or Omega’s new Seamaster Planet Ocean.
Richard Mille’s RM 66 Flying Tourbillon costs over $1 million, but Bianchet’s Flying Tourbillon Grande Date is priced at CHF 65,500 plus tax.
Bianchet’s movement development and the case were both guided by age-old construction principles founded on the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence, bringing a sense of harmony and ageless design to the heart of this ultra-modern watch, the company says.
“We are profoundly honoured to be named ‘Best Start-Up Watch’ by the Temporis International Watchmaking Awards. This award recognizes the passion and dedication we invest in creating exceptional timepieces. Our Flying Tourbillon Grande Date symbolises our modern spirit and commitment to pushing the boundaries of watchmaking design and micromechanics,” says Rodolfo Festa Bianchet, CEO and founder of Bianchet.
WatchPro Salon 2023
Bianchet is appearing among a line up of 40 prestigious brands and a carefully curated lounge of pre-owned businesses exhibiting at this year’s WatchPro Salon, which takes place at The Londoner Hotel on Leicester Square from November 10 to 11.
The ever-expanding exhibitor list of watch brands and prestigious certified pre-owned traders includes:
ARCANAUT | AWAKE | BALL WATCH | BIANCHET | BMW EXPERIENCE LOUNGE | BLOOMBAR | BROOKLANDS WATCH COMPANY | CYRUS | CZAPEK & CIE. | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | EDWARD CHRISTOPHER | EBAY | ELLIOT BROWN | GERALD CHARLES | HERBELIN | IKEPOD | ISOTOPE | LUMINOX | MERAUD WATCHES | MOLEQUIN | ORIENT | OUT OF ORDER | PERRELET | QLOCKTWO | ROBOT WATCH | SEIKO | SHERPA | SINN | SQUALE | TEMPUS LORD | THE WATCH REGISTER | THE DEVOY GROUP | THE DIAMOND BOX | TRILOGY JEWELLERS | VAN BRAUGE | VICTORINOX | WATCHES OF KNIGHTSBRIDGE | WOLF | YEMA WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL | ZODIAC