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.
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
“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.