The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève (GPHG) is one of the most important events in the watchmaking industry, and with the help of 27 experts, honored 14 different watches on November 10. An award was also given to the George Daniels Educational Trust, and the public – by way of the internet – were also given a chance to vote on a separate category.
The event was hosted by Frédéric Beigbeder and Gaspard Proust, who presented to 1,300 guests from all around the world. GPHG salutes and recognises watchmaking and its values, and is partnered with the Edmond de Rothschild Group, which has annually awarded a scholarship to the best young apprentice at the Geneva Watchmaking School since 2011.
This year’s winners are:
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Ferdinand Berthoud, Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Piaget, Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet
Ladies’ High-Mech Prize: Girard-Perregaux, Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
Men’s Watch Prize: Grönefeld, 1941 Remontoire
Chronograph Watch Prize: Montblanc, 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition
Tourbillon Watch Prize: Girard-Perregaux, La Esmeralda Tourbillon
Calendar Watch Prize: MB&F, Legacy Machine Perpetual
Travel Time Watch Prize: Fabergé, Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ
Mechanical Exception Prize: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Tudor, Heritage Black Bay Bronze
Sports Watch Prize: Eberhard & Co, Scafograf 300
Jewellery Watch Prize: Chanel, Secret Watch “Signature Grenat”
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Piaget, Protocole XXL “Secrets & Lights” Venice Micro-Mosaic
“Revival” Watch Prize: TAG Heuer, Heuer Monza Chronographe
Special Jury Prize: The George Daniels Educational Trust
Public Prize: Czapek Genève, 33 bis Quai des Bergues
All of the award-winning watches of 2016 will be exhibited in Dubai from November 15 to 19, as part of the second edition of Dubai Watch Week.
Learn more about GPHG here.