Today, the 2015 Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève (GPGH) awards took place in Geneva. The largest watch competition, GPHG is held annually and is considered the industry’s “red carpet” event. Nearly 200 watches were initially under consideration, and were paired down to the final 72 that competed for a winning spot in 16 different categories.
We have written about many of these watches here on ATimelyPerspective and we invite you to review those watches anytime. Additionally, for more details on the event itself and the winners’ speeches, please read our article on our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Now, without any more delay, we bring you the results of this year’s GPHG.
Jury Prize: Micke Pintus, Yannick Pintus, Jean-Luc Perrin– the three Vacheron Constantin watchmakers who spent eight years of their life together building the World’s Most Complicated watch, Ref. 57260
Aiguille D’Or Grand Prix: Greubel Forsey, Tourbillon 24Secondes Inclined Vision
Technical Innovation: Preziouso Tourbillon of Tourbillons, which also won the Public Award.
Mechanical Exception: Jaquet Droz Charming Bird
Striking Watches: Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges
Tourbillon: Ulysse Nardin, Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
Calendars: Hermes Slim Calibre Perpetual Calendar
Ladies’ Category: Hublot Big Bang Broderie
Ladies High Mechanicals: Faberge Peacock
Jewelry: Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk
Revival Cateogry: Piaget Manchette Diamond Cuff watch
Petite Aiguille: Affordable Watches (value and quality watches retailing for less than 8,000 Euro): Habring2 Felix
Artistic Category: Blancpain Villeret Cadran Shakudo
Sports Watch: Tudor Pelagos
Men’s Category: Voutilainen GMR
Chronographs: Piaget Altiplano
Revelation: Awarded to a brand 10 years or younger: Laurent Ferrier, Galet Square