The ceremony for the 17th edition of the annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève was held on November 8 at the Le Théâtre du Léman in Geneva. This year 15 watches were chosen and honored by a panel of 28 experts from different backgrounds.
72 watches were competing in this year’s edition but the evening opened with the Special Jury Prize being awarded to Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet. Porchet is an apprentice of Suzanne Rohr – jboth women are enamel artists and the latter is arguably one of the most skilled and respected in the industry, having made approximately 100 enamel dials in her working career. A quarter of those are said to be housed in the Patek Philippe Museum, which is incredible.
From there, the event moved into recognising the 15 winners of this year’s edition:
“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono
Revival Prize: Longines, Avigation BigEye
Chrono Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta
Chronograph Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda Chronor Anniversaire
Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
Jewelry Watch Prize: Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure
Calendar Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey, QP à Équation
Travel Time Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde
Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600
Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike
All the winning watches will be exhibited at Dubai Watch Week 2017, which runs from 16 to 20 November.
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