GPHG 2017 Winners Announced!

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.

Bvlgari and Parmigiani walked away with two prizes each. Well done!

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

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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