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Watches of Switzerland SoHo to Exhibit GPHG 2022 Watches

Watches of Switzerland SoHo to Exhibit GPHG 2022 Watches

Watches of Switzerland will host an exhibition the 2022 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) award-winning watches for three days at its New York SoHo location at 60 Greene Street.
MB&F took home the coveted Aiguille d’Or award, the GPHG 2022 top prize, for its Legacy Machine Sequential EVO.
The exhibition will be open to the public starting Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4.
Watches of Switzerland says it will host the tour to promote the art of watchmaking.
The Chronomètre FB 2RSM.2-1 by Ferdinand Berthoud. won the 2022 GPHG Mechanical Exception Watch Prize.
Often called the Oscars of the watch industry, the GPHG has previously honored the year’s winners at locations in Dubai, London, Moscow, Paris, Singapore, and Vienna. The upcoming exhibition at Watches of Switzerland marks the first such exhibition in New York.
The Bulgari The Octo Finissimo Ultra is the winner of the GPHG 2022 Audacity prize.
For more details or to make an appointment, which is encouraged but not required, see the Watches of Switzerland site.

RGM Commemorates Yellowstone Anniversary with Enamel Dial

RGM Commemorates Yellowstone Anniversary with Enamel Dial

Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania-based independent watchmaker RGM commemorates the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park by launching a new watch with a hand-made cloisonné enamel dial that depicts a scene from the park.
The new RGM Yellowstone Model 25.
The new RGM Yellowstone Model 25 is an automatic model from the watchmaker’s Model 25 series that RGM builds using American-made 40mm steel cases with distinctive ribbed sides, a contoured bezel and curved lugs.
Its large dial opening depicts a mountain view fronted by a buffalo, an image inspired by a Work Projects Administration (WPA) poster from the 1940s.
The WPA posters, now in the Library of Congress, were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states and the District of Columbia.
RGM explains that cloisonné (‘to partition’ in French) is an enameling technique in which the outline of the design is formed by first adding compartments to the dial using wire. The wires remain visible in the finished piece. The artisan then adds the ‘cloisonné’, which is made with enamel powder made into a paste and kiln-fired.
The RGM Yellowstone Model 25 is a three-piece limited edition and the fourth watch RGM has released in celebration of its own thirtieth anniversary in 2022. Price: $13,900. 
Specifications: RGM Yellowstone Model 25 
Movement: Swiss-made automatic RGM-modified Caliber 1120 with RGM-made solid gold winding rotor, 28,800 vph, rhodium finish, Cote de Geneve and perlage finishes. Power Reserve of 42 hours.
Case: 40mm by 10.4mm American-made 316L stainless steel, sapphire crystal front and back, water-resistant to 50 meters, steel crown with Keystone insignia. 
Dial: Cloisonné center with Breguet line guilloche on chapter ring. Rhodium hands are matte-finished. 
Strap: Light brown alligator leather. 
Price: $13,900.

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