The votes were given, the breaths were kept and that big day came! Here are the award-winning models of horology...
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awarded 18 of 84 shortlisted watches with a trophy. The “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix went to Audemars Piguet for the Royal Oak Self-winding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin watch. The Swiss brand also won with the Royal Oak and the Code 11.59 Minute Repeater Supersonnerie.
Here is the complete list of winners.
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, J12 Caliber 12.1
Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: MB&F, Legacy Machine FlyingT
Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen, 28ti
Men’s Complication Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Supersonnerie
Iconic Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin
Chronometry Watch Prize: Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, Carburised steel regulator
Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Hermès, Arceau L’heure de la lune
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Genus, GNS1.2
Chronograph Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic
Diver’s Watch Prize: Seiko, Prospex LX line diver’s
Jewelry Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Serpenti Misteriosi Romani
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Starry Night Vine
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Kudoke, Kudoke 2
Challenge Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay P01
Innovation Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar
Audacity Prize: Urwerk, AMC
“Horological Revelation” Prize: Ming, 17.06 Copper
Special Jury Prize: Luc Pettavino, Founder and Organizer of the Only Watch
Videos and images of the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève prize-winning ceremony are available at https://mediacenter.gphg.org/
The pre-selected watches, including the 18 prizewinners, are on display at the Geneva Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (MAH) until November 14, 2019.