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The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)

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September 2020


The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)

The jury of the 20th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has delivered its verdict: the Foundation of the GPHG invites you to discover the official 2020 pre-selection. The 84 pre-selected watches, divided into 14 categories, are competing to win one of the prizes that will salute the year’s finest watch creations, including the prestigious Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix.

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he GPHG annually recognises the excellence of contemporary watches in order to contribute to the international promotion of watchmaking and its skills.

Its Academy is composed of several hundred members, all experienced and significant stakeholders in the key watchmaking-related sectors, divided into colleges and forming a vast network of ambassadors worldwide.

The GPHG Academy’s members have completed the first round of voting by pre-selecting 84 watches, i.e. six watches in each of the following 14 categories. These nominated watches will continue competing in this 2020 edition.

LADIES’

Women’s watches comprising the following indications only: hours, minutes, seconds, simple date (day of the month), power reserve, classic moon phases; may be adorned with a maximum 8-carat gemsetting.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Lili, Beauregard
Miss Audrey, Bovet 1822
Miss Audrey, Bovet 1822
Bouton perlé, Chanel
Bouton perlé, Chanel
Grand Bal Ruban, Dior
Grand Bal Ruban, Dior
Arceau Petite Lune, Hermès
Arceau Petite Lune, Hermès
Limelight Sapphire, Piaget
Limelight Sapphire, Piaget

LADIES’ COMPLICATIONS

Women’s watches that are remarkable in terms of their mechanical creativity and complexity. These watches may feature all kinds of classic and/or innovative complications and indications (e.g. annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon phases, digital or retrograde time display, worldtime, second time zone or other types of model) and do not fit the definition of the Ladies’ category.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, Bulgari
Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, Bulgari
Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse « fleur de sel », Charles Girardier
Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse « fleur de sel », Charles Girardier
Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow, Jacob & Co.
Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow, Jacob & Co.
Masterpiece Embrace, Maurice Lacroix
Masterpiece Embrace, Maurice Lacroix
Altiplano Tourbillon, Piaget
Altiplano Tourbillon, Piaget
Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant, Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant, Van Cleef & Arpels

MEN’S

Men’s watches comprising the following indications only: hours, minutes, seconds, simple date (day of the month), power reserve, classic moon phases; may be adorned with a maximum 5-carat gemsetting.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Octo Finissimo S Blue Dial, Bulgari
Octo Finissimo S Blue Dial, Bulgari
DB28XP Starry Sky, De Bethune
DB28XP Starry Sky, De Bethune
Classic Origin Green, Laurent Ferrier
Classic Origin Green, Laurent Ferrier
Seconde morte, Petermann Bédat
Seconde morte, Petermann Bédat
Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium® Edition, Romain Gauthier
Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium® Edition, Romain Gauthier
28SC, Voutilainen

MEN’S COMPLICATION

Men’s watches that are remarkable in terms of their mechanical creativity and complexity. These watches may feature all kinds of classic and/or innovative complications and indications (e.g. worldtime, dual-time or other types of model) and do not fit the definition of the Men’s and Mechanical Exception categories.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Récital 27, Bovet 1822
Récital 27, Bovet 1822
DB28XP Tourbillon, De Bethune
DB28XP Tourbillon, De Bethune
Quasar Light, Girard-Perregaux
Quasar Light, Girard-Perregaux
Hand Made 1, Greubel Forsey
Hand Made 1, Greubel Forsey
Slim d’Hermès GMT, Hermès
Slim d'Hermès GMT, Hermès
HM10 Bulldog Ti, MB&F
HM10 Bulldog Ti, MB&F

ICONIC

Men’s or ladies’ watches from an emblematic collection that has been exercising a lasting influence on watchmaking history and the watch market for more than 20 years.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Chronomat B01 42, Breitling
Chronomat B01 42, Breitling
Aluminium Chronograph, Bulgari
Aluminium Chronograph, Bulgari
Laureato Infinity Edition (42mm), Girard-Perregaux
Laureato Infinity Edition (42mm), Girard-Perregaux
Portugieser Chronographe, IWC
Portugieser Chronographe, IWC
Altiplano Origin Automatic, Piaget
Altiplano Origin Automatic, Piaget
Professional Diver’s 1000M, Seiko
Professional Diver's 1000M, Seiko

CHRONOMETRY

Mechanical watches comprising at least one tourbillon and/or a special escapement and/or another development improving chronometry (precision timekeeping). Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

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Gravity Equal Force Stainless steel, Armin Strom
Gravity Equal Force Stainless steel, Armin Strom
Central Impulse Chronometer, Bernhard Lederer
Central Impulse Chronometer, Bernhard Lederer
Eccentricity, Brivet-Naudot
Eccentricity, Brivet-Naudot
FB 2RE.2, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud
FB 2RE.2, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud
Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser X MB&F, H. Moser & Cie
Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser X MB&F, H. Moser & Cie
Tourbillon à Paris, Theo Auffret
Tourbillon à Paris, Theo Auffret

CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY

Men’s mechanical watches comprising at least one calendar and/or astronomical complication (e.g. date, annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon phases display, etc.). Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Apolaire, Behrens
Apolaire, Behrens
L.U.C Perpetual Twin, Chopard
L.U.C Perpetual Twin, Chopard
Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide, IWC
Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide, IWC
Calendrier Perpétuel Hégirien, Parmigiani Fleurier
Calendrier Perpétuel Hégirien, Parmigiani Fleurier
Lunations Harvest Moon, Sarpaneva Watches
Lunations Harvest Moon, Sarpaneva Watches
Overseas Quantième Perpétuel Ultra-Plat Squelette, Vacheron Constantin
Overseas Quantième Perpétuel Ultra-Plat Squelette, Vacheron Constantin

MECHANICAL EXCEPTION

men’s and/or ladies’ watches featuring a special mechanism, such as an innovative or sophisticated display, an automaton, a striking or any other acoustic function, a belt-driven movement or any other original and/or exceptional horological concept.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Récital 26 Braintorm Chapter 2, Bovet 1822
Récital 26 Braintorm Chapter 2, Bovet 1822
Bugatti Chiron, Jacob & Co.
Bugatti Chiron, Jacob & Co.
Legacy Machine Thunderdome, MB&F
Legacy Machine Thunderdome, MB&F
Altiplano Ultimate Concept, Piaget
Altiplano Ultimate Concept, Piaget
Type 2A, Ressence
Type 2A, Ressence

CHRONOGRAPH

Mechanical watches comprising at least one chronograph indication. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.

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Chronographe à rattrapante, Atelier de Chronométrie
Chronographe à rattrapante, Atelier de Chronométrie
Top Time Limited Edition, Breitling
Top Time Limited Edition, Breitling
Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, H. Moser & Cie
Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, H. Moser & Cie
Kurono Chronograph 1, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka
Kurono Chronograph 1, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka
Memoris Superlight, Louis Moinet
Memoris Superlight, Louis Moinet
Tondagraph GT Acier, Parmigiani Fleurier
Tondagraph GT Acier, Parmigiani Fleurier

DIVER’S

Watches linked to the world of diving, whose functions, materials and design are suited to this activity.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition, Breitling
Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition, Breitling
SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers, Doxa
SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers, Doxa
9RA5 Professional Diver’s 600M, Grand Seiko
9RA5 Professional Diver's 600M, Grand Seiko
Ming 18.01 H41, Ming
Ming 18.01 H41, Ming
Hydrosphere Bronze x Revolution “The Maldives Edition”, Reservoir
Hydrosphere Bronze x Revolution “The Maldives Edition”, Reservoir
Diver X Cape Horn, Ulysse Nardin
Diver X Cape Horn, Ulysse Nardin

JEWELLERY

Watches demonstrating exceptional mastery of the art of jewellery and gemsetting, and also distinguished by the choice of stones.

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Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati, Bulgari
Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati, Bulgari
Magari, Chopard
Magari, Chopard
Dior Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles, Dior Montres
Dior Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles, Dior Montres
The Mystery Tourbillon Full Ruby, Jacob & Co.
The Mystery Tourbillon Full Ruby, Jacob & Co.
Limelight Gala Haute Joaillerie Opale Noire, Piaget
Limelight Gala Haute Joaillerie Opale Noire, Piaget
Montre Frivole Secrète, Van Cleef & Arpels
Montre Frivole Secrète, Van Cleef & Arpels

ARTISTIC CRAFT

Watches demonstrating exceptional mastery of one or several artistic techniques such as enamelling, lacquering, engraving, guilloché (engine-turning), skeleton-working, etc.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
Heures Sautantes 40ème Anniversaire, Andersen Genève
Heures Sautantes 40ème Anniversaire, Andersen Genève
Amadéo Tourbillon Squelette 7 Jours, Bovet
Amadéo Tourbillon Squelette 7 Jours, Bovet
Dior Grand Bal Plume, Dior Montres
Dior Grand Bal Plume, Dior Montres
Arceau Into the Canadian Wild, Hermès
Arceau Into the Canadian Wild, Hermès
Astronomia Sky Phoenix, Jacob & Co.
Astronomia Sky Phoenix, Jacob & Co.
Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique, Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique, Van Cleef & Arpels

PETITE AIGUILLE

Watches with a retail price between CHF 4,000 and CHF 10,000. Smartwatches are admissible in this category.

The GPHG unveils its official 2020 pre-selection (Full list)
BR 05 Skeleton, Bell & Ross
BR 05 Skeleton, Bell & Ross
Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II, Breitling
Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II, Breitling
Chrono Felix Panda, Habring 2
Chrono Felix Panda, Habring 2
Portugieser Automatic 40, IWC
Portugieser Automatic 40, IWC
Sarpaneva x Moomin, Sarpaneva Watches
Sarpaneva x Moomin, Sarpaneva Watches
Secret, Trilobe
Secret, Trilobe

CHALLENGE

Watches with a retail price under CHF 4,000. Smartwatches are admissible in this category.

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 Rotary, Behrens
 Rotary, Behrens
Endurance Pro, Breitling
Endurance Pro, Breitling
Kurono Anniversary Green ‘森:Mori’, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka
Kurono Anniversary Green ‘森:Mori', Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka
Ming 27.01 Ultra Plat, Ming
Ming 27.01 Ultra Plat, Ming
Fifty-Eight, Tudor
Fifty-Eight, Tudor