Winners of the 17th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)—the Swiss government–approved organization that promotes watchmaking—were announced Nov. 8 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.
Chopard took home the event’s top prize, the Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix, for its L.U.C Full Strike Watch. Watches from Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Voutilainen, Ulysse Nardin, Tudor, Parmigiani, Longines, Greubel Forsey, Chanel, and Bvlgari captured the remaining awards.
Seventy-two watches competed for prizes this year, with 15 ultimately winning awards.
Here are the timepieces that triumphed:
“Aiguille d’Or” Prize: Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike
Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab
“Revival” Prize: Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
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
Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure
Special Jury Prize: Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet
Chopard’s L.U.C. Full Strike—the night’s grand prize winner
All the prize-winning watches are currently on display at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva (MAH) through Nov. 12. as part of an exhibition dedicated to the contemporary art of watchmaking.
(Top: Award winners from the Swiss watchmaking community; all images courtesy of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève)