Watchmaking creativity and excellence were celebrated on 29 October in Geneva at the award ceremony dedicated to the 15th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie (GPHG). It has become the world’s largest Haute Horlogerie event attracting the best luxury watch brands. 300watches congratulates the winners!
Special Jury Prize went to Vacheron Constantin in-house Master watchmakers who spent 8 years to develop the Reference 57260, a unique sample of high-end luxury watches with 57 horological complications, including unprecedented double retrograde split-second chronograph and multiple calendars.
The “Aiguille D’or” Grand Prix was awarded to Tourbillon 24 Seconds, a very exceptional luxury watch created by Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel that features a unique tourbillon positioned under the sapphire crystal dome on the timepiece’s case back.
Hublot Big Bang Broderie received the Ladies Watch Prize. Combining 21st-century technology and creativity with respect for Swiss luxury watch tradition, Hublot watchmakers in collaboration with Bischoff, the leading Maison Suisse, have managed to create an outstanding piece of best watches for women using the most feminine of materials – irresistible fine embroidery.
The Ladies High-Mech Watch Prize went to Faberge Lady Compliquee Peacock. This ladies watch is another horological marvel with spectacular time display. Hours are read at the crown at 3 o’clock thanks to the mother-of-pearl rotating disk while the retrograde minutes are indicated by the moving tail of the peacock.
The Men’s Watch Prize was awarded to Voutilainen GMR. Created by Kari Voutilainen, this sophisticated example of luxury watches for men features a retrograde power reserve indicator and a 24-hour second time powered by a hand-made mechanical movement crafted in German silver.
Altiplano Chronograph by Piaget received the Chronograph Watch Prize. This luxury watch with chronograph equipped with the amazingly thin Calibre 883P that measures just 4.65mm truly represents an exceptional horological feat.
The Tourbillon Watch Prize went to Anchor Tourbillon designed by Ulysse Nardin. This example of best tourbillon watches crafted in gold and enamel comes with the innovative constant Ulysse Anchor escapement that is made entirely of silicon.
The “Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize was awarded to Habring2 Felix. This entry-level small seconds luxury watch created by the Austrian watchmaking couple is equipped with the A11B movement that represents the extremely precise and very simple mechanical method of measuring time.
The Pelagos model by Tudor received the Sports Watch Prize. For today, such a great sample of high-end watches is considered one of the most complete traditional mechanical divers’ timepieces on the market. Moreover, it is one of the first two Tudor models to be fitted with movements fully developed and produced in-house.
The Jewelry Watch Prize went to Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk. Such a unique Haute Joaillerie masterpiece disrupts traditional ideas of gem-set luxury watches for women and displays a true desire to be fun, rebellious, and magnificent in the same time.
The Artistic Crafts Watch Prize was awarded to Villeret Cadran Shakudō by Blancpain. This masterpiece created with the use of the special gold and copper alloy that acquires a dark patina between black and blue color is another confirmation of unsurpassed craftsmanship inherent to Blancpain watchmakers and artisans.
Extremely Piaget Double Sided Cuff Watch by Piaget received the Revival Watch Prize. This ladies watch inspired by the 1970s represents a reversible cuff that offers two different dials, natural opal and onyx, surrounded by a diamond-set bracelet.