Last Friday, the 15th of November, the jury of the 13th. Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) unveiled its prize list. Quite a few independent watchmakers like Kari Voutilainen, Romain Gauthier and Benoît Mintiens, de Ressence were among the winners. Fifteen prizes honoured the year’s finest watch creations, including the supreme distinction, the “Aiguille d’Or”. It was Girard-Perregaux who able to catch that top award of the evening, the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, for its Constant Escapement.
The prize-giving ceremony was presented by Frédéric Beigbeder and took place in the Grand Théâtre de Genève, in the presence of the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Ueli Maurer. About fifteen hundred guests, all influential stakeholders in the fields of watchmaking, politics, journalism and the economy, congregated on this occasion, to celebrate the excellence and creativity of the 12th art. Industrial designer Philippe Starck, Indian jeweler Viren Baghat and architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, all three keen watchmaking enthusiasts, officially presented the trophies to the CEO’s of the prize-winning brands.
We at Revolution, would like to congratulate the winners of this years contest.
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement L.M.
Grande Complication Prize A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetuel Calendar
Ladies’ Complications Watch Prize Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée
Ladies’ Watch Prize: DeLaneau Rondo Translucent Champagne
Men’s Complications Watch Prize: Romain Gauthier Logical One
Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen V-8R
Innovation Prize: Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon
Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard L’Heure du Diamant
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Camélia Brodé
Sports Watch Prize: Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Stricking 10th
“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Habring2 Jumping Second Pilot
Revival Prize: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Horological
Revelation Prize: Ressence Type 3
Special Jury Prize: Philippe Dufour
–GEO is contributor of Revo-Online & Revolution Magazine and passionate about Cartier, independents and fine watchmaking,
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