Bloomberg - The Best New Watch of the Year - The Chopard L.U.C. Full Strike takes home the gold at the 2-17 GPHG Awards


The winner of the coveted Aiguille d'Or was announced Wednesday at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie awards, and the lucky recipient is none other than the Chopard L.UC. Full Strike. The Full Strike was released earlier this year at Baselworld and made waves as the company's first minute repeater. We did an in-depth review of the watch here and as you may remember, it did not disappoint. However, we should note that the competition this year was pretty stiff, including the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 or the A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual "Pour le Mérite." Regardless, it's always fun to watch these awards and follow along. Here is a complete list of the winners. Congratulations to all!

Aiguille d'Or – Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike

The 2017 Winners

The Zenith Defy Lab, winner of the Innovation Prize.

Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab

“Revival” Prize: Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye

The Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton won for best ladies’ watch.

Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton

Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic won for the best men’s watch.

Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversarie, winner of best chronograph.

Chronograph Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton

Calendar Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey, QP à Équation

Travel Time Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde

The Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Gran Complication 3600,, winner of the Mechanical Exception Prize.

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

The Tudor Black Bay Chronograph, winner of “Petite Aiguille.”

“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono

Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta

Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure

Special Jury Prize: Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet

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