Montres Passion Selects Watch Of The Year 2002


The panel of judges of “Watch of the Year 2002″ has reached its verdict. And each watch in the trio of award-winning timepieces originates from La Chaux-de-Fonds.

The panel of judges of the magazine “Montres Passion” and its German counterpart “Uhrenwelt” have selected the Watch of the Year 2002.

The final vote saw the panel nominate the Classical Heure Sautante from Corum, a model with automatic mechanical movement, praising its superior technical and
aesthetic qualities.

Second place went to the Tank à vis from Cartier, with third spot going to the Richeville chronograph for men from Girard-Perregaux. The award-winning trio is
therefore composed exclusively of watches produced in La Chaux-de-Fonds or in
the nearby area (Le Crêt du Locle for the Cartier model).

Composed of watchmaking professionals, the panel of judges, chaired by Philippe
Dufour, made its final choice from 40 shortlisted models. To be included in the
selection, the watches had to be Swiss made, have a retail selling price of less
than 30,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) and be produced in a quantity of at least 200.

The Classical Heure Sautante, for its part, was produced in three limited
editions each of 300 numbered pieces, according to the colour of the dial:
black, silver or copper and silver.

The prize, awarded this year for the ninth time, is intended to promote the best Swiss watch designs, both from a technical and an aesthetic viewpoint.