Behind the scenes

The watchmaking “Oscars” names its winners

Last night was the watch industry’s most prestigious award ceremony, The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), that celebrates the very best of the world of watchmaking.


The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is the the watch industry’s “Oscars” and each year the competition showcases the incredible talents that have shone through during the last year. This year’s competition celebrated watches from the biggest brands, but also the smallest players, paying tribute to the wonderful world of high-end watchmaking.

“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix

Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

Ladies’ Watch Prize

Chanel, J12 Calibre 12.1

Price: CHF 5’650

Chanel J12 Watch


Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize

MB&F, Legacy Machine FlyingT

Price: CHF 116’000


Men’s Watch Prize

Voutilainen, 28ti

Price: CHF 86’000

Men’s Complication Watch Prize

Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Supersonnerie

Price: CHF 317’800

Iconic Watch Prize

Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin

Price: CHF 55’700

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN

Chronometry Watch Prize

Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, Carburised steel regulator

Price: CHF 230’000

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 1R.6-1

Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize

Hermès, Arceau L’heure de la lune

Price: CHF 26’000

Hermès Arceau L'heure de la lune

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize

Genus, GNS1.2

Price: CHF 310’700

Chronograph Watch Prize

Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic

Price: CHF 16’500



Diver’s Watch Prize

Seiko, Prospex LX line diver’s

Price: CHF 6’900


Jewellery Watch Prize

Bvlgari, Serpenti Misteriosi Romani

Price: CHF 1’771’000

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize

Voutilainen, Starry Night Vine

Price: CHF 248’000


“Petite Aiguille” Prize

Kudoke, Kudoke 2

Price: CHF 9’670


Challenge Watch Prize

Tudor, Black Bay P01

Price: CHF3’750


Innovation Prize

Vacheron Constantin, Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar

Price: CHF 283’000


Audacity Prize

Urwerk, AMC

Price: CHF 2’750’000

“Horological Revelation” Prize

Ming, 17.06 Copper

Price: CHF 1’250

Special Jury Prize

Luc Pettavino, Founder and Organiser of Only Watch


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