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The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) invites you to discover the official 2018 pre-selection. The 72 pre-selected watches, divided into 12 categories, are competing to win one of the 16 prizes that will salute the year’s finest watch creations, including the prestigious Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix. Timepieces that Push Technical and Artistic Boundaries This the 18th edition of the GPHG has attracted record participation with representatives from all the major watch groups, as well as a number of independent Maisons. Creations being presented are from both large and small brands each vying in a unified spirit designed to enhance the international reputation of an industry that consistently pushes technical and artistic boundaries, while displaying impressive vitality. The 2018 jury, composed of approximately 30 experts and passionately dedicated individuals from a variety of backgrounds, who will meet behind closed doors in early November to evaluate the pre-selected…

Legend meets luxury in the elegant, Swiss-inspired craftsmanship of Talos watches. These exquisite timepieces reflect the romance, mystery and mechanical might of the classical Greek myth honored in their name. When I first encountered Talos timepieces, I was reminded of their mythological namesake, an early imagining of what we know today as a robot, although in the myth this machine was built not by man but by the gods themselves. According to legend, the winged bronze giant known as Talos was created at the request of Zeus by Hephaestus, the god of fire and ironworking, and presented as a gift to the chief god’s lover, Europa. Talos was intended to provide Zeus’ mistress with protection while she lived on the island of Crete in the days of the flourishing Minoan civilization. This giant automaton made of bronze was fashioned with wings and circled the entire island of Crete three times…