In a prevalently male-dominated watch world, we have a few ladies in top positions who are making an authoritative imprint. Eve’s Watch intends to put the focus on those ladies, and on a selection of ladies’ watches that have been granted best in one of twelve categories. Moreover, there’s a thirteenth honor, picked by people in general. A week ago, Aurélie Picaud, Timepiece Director at Fabergé, was granted Woman of the Year at the 2017 Eve’s Watch Awards.
A veteran in the watch world, Picaud has assumed an instrumental part at Fabergé as she has zeroed in on creating a more grounded assortment of watches and adornments for ladies just as men, and has united probably the best craftsmans and watchmakers in our business for certain incredibly progressed and creative timepieces. She joined Fabergé’s watchmaking division pretty much four years prior and immediately moved the office forward, getting two Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards.
Recognizing the need to bring the Fabergé watches under its own rooftop, Picaud went to top watchmakers for creative thoughts and irregular developments. Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and Agenhor, just as Giulio Papi from Renaud et Papi, have been pioneers here, working with Fabergé to disclose groundbreaking thoughts and directions.
Working next to each other with these great personalities, just as with the CEO of Fabergé, Sean Gilbertson, Picaud had the option to expose three new Fabergé developments in only a few of years. She parts her time between Geneva (watchmaking) and London, where the base camp for Fabergé are located.
In expansion to Picaud being nominated for Woman of the Year, the Fabergé Libertine III watch, uncovered at BaselWorld recently, was likewise up for nomination for the Eve’s Award for Watch Innovation. For that profoundly abnormal piece, Picaud went to watch creator expert, Fiona Kruger, to plan a dial enlivened by her past. She additionally went to prestigious enamellist Anita Porchet to rejuvenate the watch – making it a show-stopper by three women.
The Eve’s Award for Woman of the Year is one of the top distinctions in the Swiss watch industry. The Watch Awards were first dispatched a year ago with an end goal to celebrate ladies’ watches and ladies in the business. Established by Larissa and Jane Trew, the awards this year had a title support, Urb-it, a shopping application. Awards incorporate 13 categories traversing individuals, brands and individual watches, with victors chose by a large group of judges. There is likewise a Popular Choice honor – chose by the votes of participants.
Prior to joining Fabergé, Picaud had worked for in excess of twelve years in key situations at brands that incorporate Audemars Piguet and Omega. She graduated at first from ITECH Engineering School in Lyon. While she isn’t a watchmaker or fashioner, she channels and coordinates each venture, from idea to plan, providers, and getting the watch to fulfillment a way that suits the character and style of the Fabergé brand.
This article has been composed by Roberta Naas, author of watch-magazine A Timely Perspective . Roberta is likewise the writer of six books on watches.