On 9th of October the 13th edition of the exclusive cooking contest 'Great Gourmet Award 2016' (Großer Gourmet Preis) took place in Hamburg. 220 guests enjoyed the refined dinner cooked by six top chefs of the German restaurant scene in the luxury atmosphere of the renowned 'Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten'.

In the end, Germany's youngest chef with three Michelin stars, Kevin Fehling, was the celebrated winner of the Award for the first time. With his DSTB by Arnold & Son on the wrist the perfect timing in the kitchen and during the glamorous Award ceremony was guaranteed. Since 2015 the fan of refined elegant watches is brand ambassador of Arnold & Son.

After earning his spurs at a series of fine-dining restaurants in his native Bremen and elsewhere, Kevin Fehling spent ten years as chef de cuisine at 'La Belle Époque' in Travemünde. Under his stewardship, the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars in the space of just five years. In March 2015, Fehling announced that he was opening his own restaurant, 'The Table', in Hamburg.

The wait has clearly been worth it. 'The Table' immediately won recognition at the highest level and is listed with three stars in the 2016 Michelin guide, making it one of just ten three-star restaurants in the whole of Germany. One of the country's leading gourmet magazines "The Feinschmecker" has named it "Restaurant of the Year 2015" on the grounds of its unique position in the German fine-dining firmament.

Kevin Fehling transforms every one of his dishes into an emotional experience. As he describes it, "I aim to combine style, innovation and perfect technique with superior craftsmanship and the recurring element of surprise. I believe my approach to cooking shares many of the values that set Arnold & Son apart in the fine watchmaking segment, and it's one of the reasons I feel so honoured to represent the brand."

'The Table' is named for a snake-like table that gives up to 20 guests an unimpeded view of the kitchen: transparency at its highest level. It is also a quality demonstrated by the DSTB black dial from the Arnold & Son Instrument Collection that Kevin Fehling likes to wear at work. Leaving nothing to the imagination, the DSTB showcases the exquisite true beat seconds mechanism on the dial side. Like Kevin Fehling, Arnold & Son takes pride in demonstrating its expertise to its best possible advantage.

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