Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019 ceremony just ended a few hours ago. O lovely evening entertained by the actor Edouard Baer with pleasant surprises. Some expected, some… not. Here is the list of the GPHG 2019 winners with live videos.
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019 “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix to Audemars Piguet for the Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin watch. The winning brands are Bvlgari, Chanel, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, Genus, Hermès, Kudoke, MB&F, Ming, Seiko, Tudor, Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin and Voutilainen.
The Special Jury Prize, which honours an influential actor in the watchmaking world, was bestowed on Luc Pettavino, Founder and Organiser of Only Watch in the standing ovations of the public.
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019 Winners
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
Audemars Piguet did an excellent job with this piece and the prize is well deserved.
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, J12 Calibre 12.1
Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: MB&F, Legacy Machine FlyingT
Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen, 28ti
A gorgeous watch that I got the chance to have it on my hands and reviewed it here.
Men’s Complication Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Supersonnerie
The great winner of the evening, Audemars Piguet goes wild with their new iconic collection.
Iconic Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin
Another now-classic design from Audemars Piguet gets its recognition.
Chronometry Watch Prize: Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, Carburised steel regulator
One of the most spectacular brands out there, with magnificent pieces. Here is my latest review of the Review: Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud “Oeuvre d’Or” Collection: white gold FB 1.1-2 and rose gold FB 1.2-1.
Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Hermès, Arceau L’heure de la lune
Arceau L’heure de la lune is again, another example of how Hermes is firmly positioning as an Haute Horlogerie brand. The review of this piece will follow soon.
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Genus, GNS1.2
Chronograph Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic
One of my favourite in the chrono section, Bulgari cement its position in the big boys game.
Diver’s Watch Prize: Seiko, Prospex LX line diver’s
Seiko becomes an accustomed winner at GPHG. Although the winning is well deserved, I hoped for another brand to win.
Jewellery Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Serpenti Misteriosi Romani
Bulgari’s duality of Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie was rewarded fully in this GPHG 2019 evening.
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Starry Night Vine
When it comes about beautiful technical watches, Kari Voutilainen exceeds any expectations. Starry Night Vine is a next step further in raising Voutilainen watches at the highest level of art.
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Kudoke, Kudoke 2
For me, the biggest evening surprise, considering the heavy category.
Challenge Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay P01
Tudor recreated a tool watch, keeping its special identity intact but giving it the modern benefits.
Innovation Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar
Amazing technical achievement and a fabulous idea, Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar is the perfect example of how modern and traditional can work together. A piece that turned many heads at SIHH 2019.
Audacity Prize: Urwerk, AMC
Urwerk scored an Audacity prize with their ultra-tech atomic watch.
“Horological Revelation” Prize: Ming, 17.06 Copper
Special Jury Prize: Luc Pettavino, Founder and Organiser of Only Watch
The Only Watch should need no presentation. The man behind, Luc Pettavino won the Special Jury Prize for his implication in the Only Watch phenomena.