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December 02, 2022

GPHG 2016: GRAND PRIX D’HORLOGERIE DE GENEVE

All the watchmaking art was in the spotlight this Thursday November 10th at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, on the occasion of the prize-giving ceremony for the 16th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), one of the most prestigious awards in the watch industry.

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The “Aiguiile d’Or” Grand Prix – the most important price in the competition – was awarded to the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 model. Ferdinand Berthoud is an ancient watchmaking maison who was recently acquired and relaunched by Karl Friederich Scheufele, president of Chopard. Among the most “insane” awarded models, there are the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie by Audemars Piguet (best Mechanical Exception), and the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Golden Bridge by Girard-Perregaux, best Mechanical Exception for our Insanity Ladies. The international jury, composed by 27 experts (watchmakers, collectors, journalists, retailers,.. ) also honoured timepieces by Piaget, Montblanc, MB&F, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Chanel, Eberhard & Co, Fabergé and Grönefeld. The public chose to give the Public Prize to Czapek Genève, for the 33 bis Quai des Bergues.

Here are all the brands and models awarded at the GPHG2016:

Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix

Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronomètre FB 1

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Ladies’ Watch Prize

Piaget – Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet

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Ladies’ High-Mech Prize

Girard-Perregaux – Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge

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Men’s Watch Prize

Grönefeld – 1941 Remontoire

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Chronograph Watch Prize

Montblanc – 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition

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Tourbillon Watch Prize

Girard-Perregaux – La Esmeralda Tourbillon

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Calendar Watch Prize

MB&F – Legacy Machine Perpetual

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Travel Time Watch Prize

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

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Mechanical Exception Prize

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie

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Petite Aiguille Prize (timepieces under 8,000 CHF):

Tudor – Heritage Black Bay Bronze

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Sports Watch Prize

Eberhard & Co – Scafograf 300

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Jewellery Watch Prize

Chanel – Secret Watch “Signature Grenat”

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Artistic Crafts Watch Prize

Piaget – Protocole XXL “Secrets & Lights” Venice Micro-Mosaic

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Revival Watch Prize

TAG Heuer – Heuer Monza Chronographe

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Special Jury Prize

The George Daniels Educational Trust

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Audience Award

Capek Genève – 33 bis Quai des Bergues

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By Valeria Garavaglia