Friday, October 13, 2017

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2017 – List of Pre-Selected Watches

The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has pre-selected 72 timepieces pre-selected by the jury for this 17th edition of the GPHG.

This summer, an independent jury comprising 28 multi-disciplinary experts of various nationalities and from diverse backgrounds completed the first round of voting. They have chosen six watches for each of the 12 categories in which the watches can compete: Ladies’, Ladies’ High-Mech,Men’s, Chronograph, Tourbillon and Escapement, Calendar, Travel Time, Mechanical Exception, “Petite Aiguille”, Sports, Jewellery  and Artistic Crafts.

The 72 pre-selected watches are competing to win one of the 15 prizes that will reward the best horological creations of the year 2017, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The jury will convene at the start of November for the final selection, with voting take place behind closed doors and by secret ballot, under the supervision of a notary.

The 2017 list of prize-winners will be announced on Wednesday November 8th on the occasion of the 17th award ceremony that will be held at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.

The travelling exhibition presenting the 72 pre-selected watches will make its debut in MILAN (October 2nd to 4th) at the Palazzo Clerici and in partnership with BMW. The timepieces will then fly off to MEXICO where they will be displayed at two events: a preview held just before the SIAR - Salón Internacional Alta Relojería at the retailer Berger Joyeros (October 12th to 14th), and then within the setting of the prestigious Mexican salon itself (October 17th and 18th). The journey will continue in TAIPEI (October 26th and 27th) with private events organised by GPHG’s principal partner, the private bank LGT.

In GENEVA, the exhibition (from November 1st to 12th) will showcase the pre-selected watches in the Palatine rooms of the Museum of Art and History (MAH). Stemming from cooperation between four Genevan institutions, this event will also present the watches donated to the MAH by GPHG prize-winning brands, the 2017 projects of the Chair of Watch Design students at the HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design), as well as featuring watchmaking initiation workshops, talks and virtual reality experiences staged by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). The 2017 roadshow will conclude in DUBAI (November 16th to 20th) with a showing of the 15 prize-winning watches at the 3rd Dubai Watch Week (DWW), organised by the retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

Below is the list of pre-selected watches :-

Ladies' Category
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold
Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton
Chopard Imperiale Moonphase
Fiona Krüger Timepieces Petit Skull (Celebration) "Eternity"
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène Galaxy
Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

Ladies’ High-Mech Category
A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moonphase
Chaumet Creative Complication Colombes
Claude Meylan Tortue "Petite Fleur"
Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Celestial
Graff Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

Men’s Category
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moonphase
BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Automatic
Grand Seiko - The re-creation of the first Grand Seiko
Greubel Forsey Signature 1
Hermès Slim d'Hermès L'heure impatiente
Voutilainen 28ISO Enamel

Chronograph Category
Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Ceramic
Longines Avigation BigEye
Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire
Singer Reimagined - Singer Track 1
TAG Heuer Autavia

Tourbillon and Escapement Category
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
BVLGARI Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton
D.Candaux 1740 -The First 8
Haldimann Central Balance Pure H12
Louis Moinet Mobilis
Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon

Calendar Category
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Annual Calendar
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
Delma Klondike Moonphase
Greubel Forsey QP à Équation
Krayon - Everywhere - Universal Sunrise & Sunset
Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Grande Date Full Open

Travel Time Category
Czapek Genève Tourbillon Suspendu "Ici et Ailleurs"
Frédérique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT
Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone Blue
Manufacture Royale ADN jumping disk
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde

Mechanical Exception Category
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual "Pour le Mérite"
Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance
Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minute Repeater Supersonnerie
Chopard L.U.C Full Strike
Girard-Perregaux Planetarium Tri-Axial
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

“Petite Aiguille” Category
Habring² Erwin
Hermès Arceau TGM Manufacture
Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon GMT Black
Seiko First Diver’s Re-creation Limited Edition
Tudor Black Bay Chrono

Sports Category
Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s
Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph
MB&F Horological Machine N°7 Aquapod
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100
Tudor Pelagos LHD
Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Jewellery Category
Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage
BVLGARI Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewellery
Chanel Les Eternelles de Chanel Camélia Secret Watch
Chaumet Frise Divine
Chopard Lotus Blanc Watch
Piaget Hide & Seek Manchette

Artistic Crafts Category
Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony
Hermès Slim d'Hermès Promenade de Longchamp
Konstantin Chaykin Joker
Piaget Altiplano Art & Excellence feather marquetry
Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Copernicus celestial spheres 2460RT
Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure

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