Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017
The most prestigious awards in watchmaking, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) announced its winners last night at Geneva’s Théâtre du Léman.
Choosing from 72 pre-selected timepieces, each of the 12 categories were narrowed down to just six finalists. This is the 17th Grand Prix, and within the watchmaking world- the awards are not only important ceremoniously but also, a genuine nod to truly great horology.
Take a look at the men’s winners below, some seriously handsome and technologically superb timepieces. My favourite two are the Parmigiani Fleurier (who won two awards!) Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde and the Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600.
“Aiguille d’Or” Prize: Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike
Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab
“Revival” Prize: Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye
Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic
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
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600
“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono
Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure
Visit gphg.org/horlogerie for more information.