The prize-winners of the 17th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were revealed this Wednesday, November 8th on the stage of Geneva’s Théâtre du Léman. Watchmaking excellence, innovation, and expertise were saluted by an international jury that handed out 16 prizes and awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix to Chopard for the L.U.C Full Strike Watch.
The Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Voutilainen, Ulysse Nardin, Tudor, Parmigiani, Longines, Greubel Forsey, Chanel and Bvlgari brands were also rewarded at this 17th prize-giving ceremony, presented by Edouard Baer and Lauriane Gilliéron.
The 72 competing watches, including the 15 prize-winning models, are still on show at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva (MAH) until November 12th, as part of an original exhibition dedicated to the contemporary art of watchmaking. The winners will also be exhibited from November 16th to 20th during the 3rd Dubai Watch Week.
2017 Prize List:
“Aiguille d’Or” Prize List: Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike
Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab
“Revival” Prize: Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic
Chronograph Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda Chronor Anniversaire
Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton
Calendar Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey, QP à Équation
Travel Time Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand
“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono
Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta
Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure
Special Jury Prize: Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet
The Prize winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017 (pictured above):
Kari Voutilainen (Founder of Voutilainen), Eric de Rocquigny (International Operations & Métiers Director of Van Cleef & Arpels), Louis Ferla (CEO of Vacheron Constantin), Eric Pirson (Director of Tudor), Steve Amstutz (Vice-President CCO of Parmigiani Fleurier), Michel Parmigiani (President and Founder of Parmigiani Fleurier), Guido Terreni (General Manager Horlogerie of Bvlgari), Jean-Christophe Babin (CEO of Bvlgari), Suzanne Rohr, Patrick Pruniaux (CEO of Ulysse Nardin), Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (Co-President of Chopard), Walter von Känel (President general director of Longines), Anita Porchet, Nicolas Beau (International Watch Director of Chanel), Julien Tornare (CEO of Zenith), Stephen Forsey (Co-Founder of Greubel Forsey), Carlo Lamprecht (President of the Foundation of the GPHG), Caroline Scheufele (Co-President of Chopard)
About the GPHG
Created in 2001 and established in 2011 as a state-approved public-interest foundation, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève pursues its mission of celebrating and promoting the watchmaking with the support of its public and private partners, notably including its new principal partner, LGT Private Banking.