BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar

The Full List Of Winning Watches From The 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)

The GPHG hosted its hotly anticipated 2021 awards ceremony in Geneva this evening, and the results are in! Here’s a rundown of the winning watches.

By Watchonista

It’s all over, folks! The Oscars of watchmaking returned to Geneva this evening.

After last year’s cautiously held ceremony of limited guest numbers, mask-wearing, and social distancing, this year saw a return to something approaching normality as more than 1,300 industry personalities packed the Théâtre du Léman on the banks of Lake Geneva. COVID passports and freed-up travel allowed watchmakers, designers, brand CEOs, industry suppliers, distributors, retailers, journalists, influencers, and collectors from all over the globe to gather and discover the names of the winning watches chosen by a 30-member-strong international jury.

And from the 84 nominated watches across 14 categories, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has officially dropped the curtain on its 2021 prize ceremony with 15 superlative timepieces taking home a coveted statuette, including the winner of the GPHG’s Best-in-Show prize, the Aguille d’or.

"Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix

The prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” award recognizes the best overall watch among all the categories, and to many, it is considered to be the ultimate achievement in watchmaking. Last year, the “Aiguille d’Or” went to the impossibly thin Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept – a 2mm-thick timepiece that required five patents and a total reinvention of traditional watchmaking to achieve.

This year, the highly coveted “Aiguille d’Or” went to the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar.

Discover The 2021 GPHG Winners

Below is the complete list of the winning watches from GPHG 2021.

Best Ladies’ Watch – Piaget Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow

Best Ladies’ Complication – Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Féerie

Best Men’s Watch – Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5

Best Men’s Complication Watch – MB&F Legacy Machine X Titanium Green

Best Iconic Watch – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin / 39mm

Best Tourbillon Watch – De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon

Best Calendar and Astronomy Watch – Christiaan Van Der Klaauw CVDK Planetarium Eise Eisinga

Best Mechanical Exception Watch – Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic

Best Chronograph Watch – Zenith Chronomaster Sport

Best Diver’s Watch – Louis Vuitton Tambour Street Diver Skyline Blue

Best Jewelry Watch – Chopard Flower Power

Best Artistic Crafts Watch – MB&F x Eddy Jaquet Legacy Machine Split Escapment 'Around the World in Eighty Days'

Best “Petite Aiguille” Watch – Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

Best Challenge Watch – CIGA Design Blue Planet

Innovation Prize – Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer

Audacity Prize – Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem

"Horological Revelation" Prize – Furlan Marri MR. Grey Ref. 1041-A

Special Jury Prize – Dubai Watch Week

And receive each week a custom selection of articles.

Time Warp: Three Outstanding Perpetual Calendars for Celebrating This Leap Day

By Elena FichtelDeputy Managing Editor
Today is a leap day, so we’re looking at three perpetual calendar models from the last three non-leap years to celebrate this calendrical quirk.

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2023: The Finalists Are Announced!

By Watchonista
For this year’s eagerly anticipated timepiece competition, the nominees are…

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar - In Conversation With Antoine Pin From Le Sentier