The watchmaking art was in the spotlight earlier this month at the Théâtre du Léman, on the occasion of the prize-giving ceremony for the 16th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Enriched by the varied competencies of 27 experts, the prestigious international jury of this 2016 edition of the GPHG announced the winners of 15 prizes and awarded the “Aiguiile d’Or” Grand Prix to Ferdinand Berthoud for the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 model.
The Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Montblanc, MB&F, Piaget, TAG Heuer and Tudor brands, along with Chanel, Eberhard & Co, Fabergé and Grönefeld, were also honoured by this year’s jury.
Jointly hosted by Frédéric Beigbeder and Gaspard Proust and broadcast live on various media for watch aficionados around the world, the ceremony convened 1,300 guests – representing influential players in the watchmaking, political and economic arenas – to celebrate the quest for excellence, creativity and passion that drives the watch industry. Here are the results.
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: Prize Winners
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix
Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud
Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1
Ladies’ Watch Prize
Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize
Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
Men’s Watch Prize
Chronograph Watch Prize
1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition
Tourbillon Watch Prize
La Esmeralda Tourbillon
Calendar Watch Prize
Legacy Machine Perpetual
Travel Time Watch Prize
Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize
Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie
“Petite Aiguille” Prize
Heritage Black Bay Bronze
Sports Watch Prize
Eberhard & Co.
Jewellery Watch Prize
Secret Watch “Signature Grenat”
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize
Protocole XXL “Secrets & Lights” Venice Micro-Mosaic
Revival Watch Prize
Heuer Monza Chronograph
Special Jury Prize
The George Daniels Educational Trust
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The prizewinning watches of this 2016 vintage will be exhibited in Dubai from November 15th to 19th as part of the second Dubai Watch Week. Log on to GPHG Official Website for more details.