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Watches Jewellery See All The Winners of GPHG: The "Oscars Of Watchmaking"

See All The Winners of GPHG: The "Oscars Of Watchmaking"

See All The Winners of GPHG: The "Oscars Of Watchmaking"
By Kevin Cureau
November 15, 2017
The annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards the best of the best in the watch world and this year, some truly stunning timepieces were honoured at the prestigious awards ceremony held on November 8 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva. Check out our gallery below to see all 15 of the GPHG 2017 winners.
Photo: Courtesy of Chopard
Photo: Courtesy of Chopard

"Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix

Chopard L.U.C. Full Strike

Chopard's first ever minute repeater—the L.U.C. Full Strike—strikes the hours, quarters and minutes on sapphire gongs, creating an extraordinary sound.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Ladies’ Watch Prize

Chanel Premiere Camelia Skeleton

The complication of this watch's movement is in the arrangement of its various mechanisms, which are positioned in the three-dimensional camellia flower.

Photo: Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels
Photo: Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

As the hours and minutes flow discretely by on the right, the butterfly beats its wings randomly—one to four times in a row—depending on the power reserve.

Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari

Men’s Watch Prize

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic

The Octo Finissimo Automatic is the slimmest ultra-thin self-winding watch on the market to date, marking Bvlgari's third successive world record. 

Photo: Courtesy of Parmigiani
Photo: Courtesy of Parmigiani

Chronograph Watch Prize

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Parmigiani Fleurier has fitted its Tonda Chronor Anniversaire with a new integrated chronograph movement, a feat in watchmaking that only a handful of manufacturers are capable of achieving.

Photo: Courtesy of Tourbillon
Photo: Courtesy of Tourbillon

Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton

The world’s slimmest tourbillon now comes with an entirely skeleton-worked design.

Photo: Courtesy of Greubel Forsey
Photo: Courtesy of Greubel Forsey

Calendar Watch Prize

Greubel Forsey QP a Equation

Greubel Forsey revolutionises one of the oldest watchmaking complications—the perpetual calendar—by incorporating an equation of time.

Photo: Courtesy of Parmigiani
Photo: Courtesy of Parmigiani

Travel Time Watch Prize

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hemispheres Retrograde

The ultimate traveller's timepiece; with its two time zones, it allows any two locations to be paired and corrects to the nearest minute. It even allows locations with a half-hour or quarter-hour time difference to be paired, with full hour times set from the Greenwich meridian. 

Photo: Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin
Photo: Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

Twenty three astronomical complications appear on the front and back dials of the watch, providing a reading of time in three modes: civil, solar and sidereal.

Photo: Courtesy of Tudor
Photo: Courtesy of Tudor

“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize

Tudor Black Bay Chrono

The new hybrid Black Bay Chrono combines Tudor's aquatic heritage with the queen of the racetrack—the chronograph.

Photo: Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin
Photo: Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin

Sports Watch Prize

Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Fitted with an innovative in-house movement, this watch includes an original and intuitive bi-directional countdown timer, giving fresh impetus to Ulysse Nardin's fleet of regatta watches.

Photo: Courtesy of Chopard
Photo: Courtesy of Chopard

Jewellery Watch Prize

Chopard Lotus Blanc Watch

Set with 25.66 carats of white diamonds, this precious timepiece reflects the meticulous work of Chopard's in-house artisans as the lotus gracefully awakens and slips into slumber, surrounded by a magnificent halo of light.

Photo: Courtesy of Voutilainen
Photo: Courtesy of Voutilainen

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize

Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure

This masterpiece harnesses the art of Japanese lacquering. The dial, bridges and cover of the case back alone takes over a thousand hours of work to complete.

Photo: Courtesy of Longines
Photo: Courtesy of Longines

“Revival” Watch Prize

Longines Avigation BigEye

The Longines Avigation BigEye is inspired by the aesthetic of a chronograph that is typical of the golden age of aviation.

Photo: Courtesy of Zenith
Photo: Courtesy of Zenith

Innovation Prize

Zenith DEFY Lab

Instead of using the conventional means of regulating a mechanical watch, by means of a balance and hairspring assembly with over 30 individual parts, the DEFY Lab uses an innovative monolithic regulating organ that consists of only two components for considerably optimised functionality.

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