Swiss Watches Take Top Honors

Some leading Swiss brands recently won top awards for their watches. The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie, held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of 2002, awarded its Design Watch Award to TAG Heuer for its avant-garde F1 Micrograph digital chronograph. The winning timepiece, one of eight in the Grand Prix competition, was selected by an international jury of experts, journalists, and historians. The F1 Micrograph has a high-end digital screen and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It can measure racing time up to 1/100ths of a second, memorize each lap in order, store and analyze all race data, and display the best lap. The movement was developed by TAG Heuer in Switzerland. The annual "Watch of the Year" competition of Uhrenwelt and Montres Passion magazines went to Corum's automatic Classical "Heure Sautante" ("jumping hour") watch. The timepiece was produced in t

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