TAG Heuer’s Movements Director Carole Kasapi received the award in recognition of her outstanding career and contribution to the watchmaking industry.
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – 16 September 2021: TAG Heuer is proud to congratulate Movements Director Carole Kasapi on being awarded the prestigious Prix Gaïa in the Craftsmanship –
Creation category. With this distinction, the Musée international d’Horlogerie (MIH) of La Chaux-de Fonds recognizes and honors Carole’s remarkable contribution to the field of watchmaking.
Born in Paris, France into a family of watchmakers and educated in Switzerland at the esteemed horological institute of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Carole Kasapi, known by her peers as the Queen of
Tourbillon, is a world-renowned movements designer specialized in complications and haute horlogerie. Throughout her impressive career she has patented a number of revolutionary mechanisms and was previously awarded the Prix Abraham-Louis Breguet as well as the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for her creations.
“We warmly congratulate Carole upon receiving the Prix Gaïa for her remarkable career and achievements thus far” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer, “This prestigious award from the MIH is a symbolic and well-deserved recognition of Carole’s exceptional skills and creativity as well as her passionate and generous transmission of know-how. We join her peers and colleagues in celebrating her outstanding contribution to horological innovation and we are excited for her next breakthroughs at TAG Heuer.”
“I am honored and humbled to be a laureate of the Prix Gaïa alongside so many outstanding watch creators, artisans, engineers or researchers.” adds Carole Kasapi, “This award is especially meaningful to me as it is bestowed by the Musée international d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of watchmaking where I was fortunate to learn and perfect my art. Today I am more than ever inspired to keep pushing the boundaries of our industry and explore the limitless possibilities of movement design at TAG Heuer.”
Since joining TAG Heuer in March 2020, Carole’s role has been to devise and implement the brand’s movements strategy for the long term. Among other projects, Carole most recently contributed to the very first Calibre Heuer 02 integrating the carbon hairspring Isograph technology, within the spectacular TAG Heuer Only Watch Carbon Monaco timepiece.
Together with TAG Heuer’s elite research and development teams, Carole is committed to keep pushing the limits of watchmaking and imagining the future of mechanical movements. Under her leadership, the avant-garde watchmaker will continue to deliver breakthrough innovations in the years to come.
About TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer, founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, is a luxury watch brand that is part of LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group. Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and with four production sites, TAG Heuer has 1470 employees and is active in 139 countries. TAG Heuer products are available online on www.tagheuer. com for select countries and in 160 boutiques and 3,000 points of sale worldwide. The company is headed up by Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.
For 160 years, TAG Heuer has demonstrated pure avant-garde watchmaking spirit and a commitment to innovation with revolutionary technologies that have included the oscillating pinion for mechanical stopwatches in 1887, the Mikrograph in 1916, the first automatic-winding chronograph movement – Calibre 11 – in 1969 and the first luxury smartwatch in 2015. Today, the brand’s core collection consists of three iconic families designed by Jack Heuer – TAG Heuer Carrera, Monaco and Autavia – and is rounded out with the contemporary Link, Aquaracer, Formula 1 and Connected lines.
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