Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) is undoubtedly the most prestigious event in the watchmaking industry that annually gathers the best luxury watch brands to compete in design and functionality of their latest creations. Winners are selected in a variety of categories, including the Aiguille d’Or awarded for the best Haute Horlogerie masterpiece. However, one of the most interesting categories has always been “Ladies’ High-Mech” that brings together exceptional ladies luxury watches with both, sophisticated mechanisms and eye-catching design. For today, only six models have remained in the competition. The winner’s name will be drawn and announced at the award ceremony held on November 10, 2016. So let’s look at the list of the best high-end luxury watches for women competing in this year’s edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve!
Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumiere by Bvlgari
This amazing luxury watch perfectly combines watchmaking know-how and finest jewelry in an 18k rose gold case topped by the recognizable Bvlgari snake symbol that, for the first time, twines itself around the beautiful skeleton dial instead of being coiling around the wrist. Besides, this exceptional piece of ladies luxury watches is equipped with an in-house hand-winding mechanical tourbillon movement that provides 64 hours of power reserve. Decorated with 209 brilliant-cut diamonds and 2 rubellites, the new Serpenti model comes in a 50-piece edition.
Marguerite by Christophe Claret
This new floral masterpiece from Christophe Claret represents an 18k rose gold watch with a personalized secret message hidden on the elegant dial with a white lacquered daisy in its center. A single press on the pusher placed at the 2 o’clock position makes the hour markers disappear to reveal a secret phrase requested by the owner. This feminine luxury watch adorned with a hundred of diamonds is powered by an in-house automatic mechanical movement with a 72-hour power reserve. The model is limited to 30 copies worldwide.
Tambour Color Blossom Spin Time by Louis Vuitton
Being an embodiment of delicate femininity, this 18k rose gold watch represents one more outstanding sample of the technical excellence and unique design. Its three-dimension diamond-set dial bears an iconic mother-of-pearl flower surrounded by a series of rotating diamond-studded cubes for time indicating. This fantastic ladies watch is equipped with an accurate self-winding mechanical movement with a 40-hour power reserve.
Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge by Girard-Perregaux
The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge from Girard-Perregaux is another perfect blend of jewelry and watchmaking expertise presented in an oval-shaped 18k white gold case that is set with 50 brilliant-cut diamonds. This sample of ladies luxury watches is distinguished by a unique mother-of-pearl dial engraved in relief with a floral motif that looks fantastic with the iconic tourbillon located at 6 o’clock. Moreover, the model is powered by a precise hand-winding mechanical movement that ensures minimum 70 hours of power reserve.
Upside Down Art Deco by Ludovic Ballouard
This example of exclusive platinum watches is distinguished by a very unusual mother-of-pearl dial with rotating hour markers. The trick is that all numbers are displayed upside down except the one indicating the current hour. Moreover, the watch face is artistically decorated with diamonds and feathers for the more feminine look. The Upside Down Art Deco is powered by a hand-winding mechanical movement and limited to only 3 numbered pieces.
Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl by Ulysse Nardin
The Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl is another elite luxury watch crafted from 18k white gold. Adorned with diamonds and mother-of-pearl, this excellent sample of skeleton dial watches houses a hand-winding mechanical movement with truly impressive 170 hours of power reserve. The model belongs to a limited edition of only 8 copies created worldwide.
This was the list of the best ladies luxury watches competing for the GPHG’s “Ladies’ High-Mech” award this year. Look forward to congratulating the winner in November!