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 Regattaulysse-nardin-marine-regatta

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


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Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.