The International audience has a chance to discover the latest watch creations and to enrich their watchmaking knowledge through seminars, workshops and talks staged within this framework.
Created in 2001 and overseen since 2011 by a foundation recognised as a public interest organisation, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is intended to highlight and annually reward the most remarkable watchmaking creations in order to contribute to enhancing the worldwide reputation of the watchmaking art.
The independent jury of the 16th edition of the GPHG, composed of 28 experts from a wide range of horizons, undertook its first round of voting this summer in order to choose six watches in 12 categories. The 72 preselected watches are vying to win one of the 15 prizes – including the
prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix – that will reward the year’s finest watch creations. The jury will meet behind closed doors in early November, ahead of the prize-giving ceremony, in order to examine each of the pre-selected watches, to deliberate and to render its second and last verdict via secret ballot.
The 2016 Prize List will be revealed on November 10th at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, the new scene of a prize-giving ceremony that will be jointly presented for the second year running by Gaspard Proust and Frédéric Beigbeder, and will as usual welcome the international watch family to celebrate the brand’s ever-renewed creativity, expertise and excellence.
In keeping with a now established annual custom, a travelling exhibition presenting the pre- selected watches will make stopovers in various capitals, thereby affording an international audience a chance to discover the latest creations.
The 2016 exhibition will begin its journey in South Korea, where it will take up residence from October 10th to 13th at the Lotte Hotel, an iconic venue at the heart of Seoul. The pre-selected watches will then fly to Rome, where they will be on show from October 26th to 29th in the famous Palazzo Colonna. Upon returning to Geneva, the 72 watches will be presented from November 2nd to 12th at the Cité du Temps, the long- serving ‘home ground’ showcase for the official pre-selection.
After the ceremony, the 15 prize-winning watches will be exhibited in Dubai from November 15th to 19th within the context of the second Dubai Watch Week (DWW).
This year’s list of pre-selected luxury watches is published on the official GPHG website, gphg.org, where watch enthusiasts are also invited to express their opinion by participating in the Public Prize.
- The timepieces pre-selected for Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2016:
Audemars Piguet Millenary
Bovet 1822 Blue Thistles.
Bulgari Serpenti Spiga.
Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony.
Fabergé Fabergé Lady Levity.
Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet.
- LADIES’ HIGH-MECH
Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière
Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
Tambour Color Blossom Spin Time
Ludovic Ballouard Genève
Upside Down Art Deco
Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl.
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860
Czapek Genève 33 bis Quai des Bergues
Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire
Hermès Slim d’Hermès Email
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
Urban Jurgensen Reference 2340.
Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition
Big Bang Unico Sapphire
Memoris Red Eclipse
1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition
Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar
El Primero 36’000 VpH.
Ottantasei Flying Tourbillon
DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon
La Esmeralda Tourbillon
RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon.
Andersen Genève Perpetuel Secular Calender “20th Anniversary” Blue Gold Dial
Andreas Strehler Lune Exacte
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono
H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue
MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual.
- TRAVEL TIME
Bovet 1822 Virtuoso VI Triple Time Zone
De Bethune DB25 World Traveller
Fabergé – Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ
Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone
Manufacture Royale 1770 Haute Voltige
Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum Pocket Watch 110 Years Edition.
- MECHANICAL EXCEPTION
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie
Bovet 1822 Recital 18 Shooting Star® Tourbillon
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater
Chanel La Montre Monsieur de Chanel
Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1
Piaget Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P.
- “PETITE AIGUILLE”
Hermès Slim d’Hermès
Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph Enamel Dial
Tiffany & Co Tiffany East West® Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze
Vulcain 50s Presidents’ Watch Tradition
Zenith Pilot Ton-Up.
Eberhard & Co Scafograf 300
Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition
Ressence Type 5B
TAG Heuer Heuer Monza Chronograph
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark
Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon.
Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury
Chanel Secret Watch “Signature Grenat”
Chopard Precious Chopard Watch
Graff Princess Butterfly
Hublot Big Bang Impact Bang
- ARTISTIC CRAFTS
Bulgari LVCEA Tourbillon Il Giardino Paradiso
Credor Fugaku Tourbillon
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Heritage Limited Edition
Hermès Arceau Tigre
Piaget Protocole XXL “Secrets & Lights” Venice Micro-Mosaic
Voutilainen Triton et Sirène.