During the SIHH there’s another watch show in Geneva, the Geneva Time Exhibition, with many young and innovative watch brands. Heritage Watch Manufactory was awarded with the GTE Superwatch Award, which is very well deserved in my opinion.
The GTE Superwatch Award has two categories, one for design and one for the movement. Heritage Watch Manufactory, the brand that just launched their new Viator, won the prize in the category movement, with the magnificent Tensus and its caliber 880.
The Tensus sets new standards in precision and accuracy is based on five patented mechanisms built around the precision balance with triple anchor escapement and constant power. Two further innovative mechanisms permit, for the first time ever, absolutely precise fine adjustment of both the escapement and the hairspring. These, together with the twin mainspring barrel, make the Tensus the perfect chronometer.
Later we will bring you an in-depth review of Heritage Watch Manufactory’s technical innovations and the Tensus. The movement, caliber 880 has the looks of a classical Fine Watchmaking caliber, it is however incredibly innovative.
Master watchmaker Karsten Fraessdorf and member of the board Christian Gütermann are both thrilled with winning the GTE Superwatch Award.
Karsten Fraessdorf comments: “When developing the TENSUS, we returned to basic chronometric principles. All our movements have been designed as a result of our original striving after the greatest possible timekeeping accuracy. We have now achieved this, albeit at an entirely new level technically.”
Christian Gütermann, Member of the Board of the Company, notes: “Winning this award is an overwhelming honor for us. It confirms us in our approach – to be satisfied only through striving for absolute perfection. And this is exactly how we intend to continue in extending our collection – in Basel we already will present a new revolutionary watch, which underlines our roots in the true art and history of watchmaking.”