Winners of the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were announced last week, with the top price, the Aiguiile d’Or, presented to Ferdinand Berthoud for its Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 model.
The competition considers itself to be the greatest authority on global watchmaking, with judging conducted by a revered panel of 27 experts. In a difficult year for the Swiss watchmaking industry, over 1300 guests gathered for the awards ceremony in Geneva, which was also broadcast live around the world.
The 2016 Prize Winners were:
“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