Wincy Horological “10.2″, a pocket watch that can also be worn around a wrist, won the top honor in the Open Category, while the winner in the Student Group is “Globe Watch” by Fok Yiu Chor, from School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE). The prestige Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition has been run for the 28th time, with more than 210 participants.
Top honored creations of the latest Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition will be the highlights of the jubilee 30th HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, one of the world’s largest timepiece events that will be organized from 7 to 11 September, in the Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will host more than 700 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions.
The organizers of the design competition picked two themes – “Classic Reunion” in the Open Category, and “Dream Team” in the Student Category. The champions, selected from more than 210 entries, included Wincy Horological Ltd’s “10.2” in the Open Group, and “Globe Watch,” by Fok Yiu Chor, a student at School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), in the Student Group.
Wincy Horological Ltd’s designer who created the most beautiful “classic reunion” said that classic for him is beauty that never ends. “The 10.2 watch features a hand-winding mechanism and presents a combination of a modern and a pocket piece, which avoids sacrificing the core spirit of a pocket watch”, said the winner in the Open Category. In the same category, the first runner-up was Silcon Watch Co, Ltd with its Incessant Pocket Watch, while London Journey 1462 Watch, designed by Lam Chung Hong for Bon Jour Industries was the third one.
The Student Group champion, Fok Yiu Chor, created a GMT timepiece that allows its wearer to track time in different time zones simultaneously. The second prize in the Student Group went to Tang Chung Leung, from the Hong Kong Design Institute, for his “Planning Watch”. Chiu Kin Lung from the same institute won the third prize, with “Tap Tap Watch”.