2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) – The Winners
Dubbed by some as the Academy Awards of the watch world, the annual event held its ceremonies November 8th, 2017 in Geneva. Here’s a rundown.
Once a year, the watch world gathers to celebrate the hottest novelties of 2017. Continuing our third year as partner of GPHG, Watchonista was on-hand to celebrate an evening of glitz, glamour, and phenomenal timepieces.
The night began with a touching ceremony to honor the master enameler Suzanne Rohr and her apprentice Anita Porchet. Seeing the 80yr old, recently retired Rohr humbly accept the Special Jury Prize was my favorite moment of the night. Bvlgari, Chopard, and Parmigiani Fleurier were multiple award winners of the night.
Bvlgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin gave multiple rousing acceptance speeches, with him calling on the industry to “stop embracing past icons and create new ones.”
Aiguille d'Or Grand Prix Award
The prestigious Aiguille d'Or award recognizes the best overall watch in any category. The award is considered by many to be the ultimate achievement in watchmaking. This year, the Aiguille d’Or went to the Chopard L.UC. Full Strike. A fitting tribute to the brand’s first minute repeater.
Below you’ll find a complete list of 2017’s GPHG winners and associated Watchonista editorials.
“Aiguille d’Or” Prize List: Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike
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
Travel Time Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600
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