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Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015: And the winners are…

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November 2015


Watchmaking excellence and creativity were celebrated in the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where Greubel Forsey won the coveted “Aiguille d’Or” at the 15th edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, known as the “Oscars” of the watch industry.

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is the equivalent of the Oscars for the watchmaking industry. Every year since its creation in 2001, the elite of the watchmaking world descend upon Geneva, Switzerland, for the prestigious prize ceremony. The event contributes to spreading the reputation of this art form and its values of excellence and creativity around the world.

The Prize winners of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2015
The Prize winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015

This year, the ceremony hosted a 1500 strong audience, composed of some of the most influential players from the watch industry, as well as from political and economic circles.

Eighteen prizes were awarded in all, determined by a prestigious international jury which unites the skills and competence of 26 authoritative watch experts and collectors.

Jury members of the GPHG 2015, with Europa Star's Pierre Maillard (front row, second from the right)
Jury members of the GPHG 2015, with Europa Star’s Pierre Maillard (front row, second from the right)

Representing Europa Star, our very own Editor-In-Chief Pierre Maillard was also a member of the elite jury, which granted the supreme distinction of the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix to Greubel Forsey for its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision.

Here is the complete 2015 prize winners list:

“Aiguille d'Or” Grand Prix: Greubel Forsey, Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Greubel Forsey, Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision
Men's Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Voutilainen GMR
Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Voutilainen GMR
Ladies' Watch Prize: Hublot, Big Bang Broderie
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Hublot, Big Bang Broderie
Calendar Watch Prize: Hermès, Slim d'Hermès QP
Calendar Watch Prize: Hermès, Slim d’Hermès QP
"Revelation” Prize: Laurent Ferrier, Galet Square
"Revelation” Prize: Laurent Ferrier, Galet Square
Ladies' High-Mech Watch Prize: Fabergé, Lady Compliquée Peacock
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Fabergé, Lady Compliquée Peacock
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Jaquet Droz, The Charming Bird
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Jaquet Droz, The Charming Bird
Jewellery Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Diamond Punk
Jewellery Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Diamond Punk
Striking Watch Prize: Girard-Perregaux, Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges
Striking Watch Prize: Girard-Perregaux, Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges
Chronograph Watch Prize: Piaget, Altiplano Chrono
Chronograph Watch Prize: Piaget, Altiplano Chrono
Watch Prize: Piaget, Extremely Piaget Double Sided Cuff Watch Innovation
Watch Prize: Piaget, Extremely Piaget Double Sided Cuff Watch Innovation
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Habring, Felix
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Habring, Felix
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Blancpain, Villeret, cadran Shakudō Revival
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Blancpain, Villeret, cadran Shakudō Revival
Tourbillon Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
Tourbillon Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon
Sports Watch Prize: Tudor, Pelagos
Sports Watch Prize: Tudor, Pelagos
Watch Prize & Public Prize: Antoine Preziuso, Tourbillon of Tourbillons
Watch Prize & Public Prize: Antoine Preziuso, Tourbillon of Tourbillons
Special Jury Prize: Micke Pintus, Yannick Pintus, Jean-Luc Perrin, for the three Vacheron Constantin watchmakers who developed the Reference 57260 watch.
Special Jury Prize: Micke Pintus, Yannick Pintus, Jean-Luc Perrin, for the three Vacheron Constantin watchmakers who developed the Reference 57260 watch.

The exhibition of the watches pre-selected by the jury will be on display in Geneva until today, at the Cité du Temps at the heart of the city. For the last stage of their road show, the prize-winning watches in this 2015 edition will also be on display in London at the SalonQP, from November 12th to 14th.