TAG Heuer’s Movements Director Carole Kasapi has been 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.