H2i Wins EPHJ 2020 Exhibitors Grand PrixSeptember 09, 2020
H2i’s new dynamic acoustic measurement device, the Accuracy Motion was declared the winner of the EPHJ 2020 Exhibitors Grand Prix for its contribution to high-precision watchmaking.
Pushing the limits of watchmaking measurement
Thanks to dozens innovative solutions received by the EPHJ jury, the 2020 Exhibitors Grand Prix was able to go ahead despite the live Trade Show event being cancelled. The Exhibitors voted that H2i’s revolutionizing acoustic measurement instrument, the Accuracy Motion, was the most deserving of the winning prize for its contribution to high-precision watchmaking. The outstanding innovation of this instrument lies in its ability to automatically test the chronometric precision of mechanical movements in 32,400 3D watch positions. To explain the significance of the innovation, it should be mentioned that previous limit for this measurement was just 6 positions. The direct adjustment with an inertial and strain wave gearing unit brings this product closer to aerospace technologies than to the standard watchmaking industry.
Celebrating this well-deserved success, Jean-Charles Rousset and Emmanuel Baudet, co-directors of H2i, highlighted the importance of their achievement: “We are very happy with this recognition from our peers. We have worked tirelessly with the Acrotec Group R&D team at our shared premises in Cortaillod, Switzerland, to push the technological limits of acoustic measurement for watches. This product enables watch manufacturers to put in place test and control measurements with optimal chronometric quality for their watches.”
The other finalists of the 2020 Exhibitors EPHJ Grand Prix were Fischer Connectors SA, Norimat, Meyrat SA and Tornos SA. EPHJ is the most important professional annual show for the high-precision sector embracing jewelry, watchmaking and MedTech, and a haven for micro-technologies and latest innovations. After the announcement of the winner, H2i had the pleasure of welcoming officials from the EPHJ Show to its premises at Cortaillod in Neuchâtel, to hand over the trophy to the company’s two founding directors, in the presence of Acrotec Group CEO, François Billig.