Grand Prix d’Horlogerie 2011

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie 2011 – De Bethune DB28 awarded with the “Golden Hand”
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Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) is intended to salute the excellence of worldwide horological production, and annually rewards the finest creations and the most important figures in the watchmaking world.

The international jury of the 11th edition, composed of watchmaking professionals, awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, the supreme award honouring the best timepiece of the year, to the DB28 model by De Bethune.

This year, the watches pre-selected by the jury were also exhibited in Zurich, Hong Kong,  Shanghai and Geneva prior to the prize-giving ceremony.

All the prize-winning and nominated watches in this 2011 edition were presented at the Salon International de l’Horlogerie de Prestige Belles Montres, held at the Carrousel du Louvre from November 24th to 27th.

The Laureats of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) 2011 are:

– “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: De Bethune, DB28;

– Best Ladies’ Watch Prize: Boucheron, Crazy Jungle Hathi;

– Best Men’s Watch Prize:  Hermès, Arceau Le Temps Suspendu;

– Best Design Watch Prize: Urwerk, UR-110;

– Best Jewellery and Artistic Crafts Watch Prize:  Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Polar Landscape;

– Best Complicated Watch Prize: Zenith, Academy Christophe Colomb Equation of Time;

– Best Sports Watch Prize: TAG Heuer, Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Chronograph;

– “Petite Aiguille” Prize (for models under CHF 5’000): Montblanc, Star Worldtime GMT Automatic;

– Best Watchmaker Prize: Vianney Halter;
– Special Jury Prize: Patek Philippe Museum

– Public Prize (awarded by visitors to the exhibition held in Geneva and internet users): Audemars Piguet, Millenary 4101.