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GPHG 2017: Laureate High-End Luxury Watches

The GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve) ceremony that took place in Geneva on November 8 was indeed a memorable event for every connoisseur of Haute Horlogerie. We are proud to introduce this year’s laureates that can be rightfully called the best high-end luxury watches 2017!

  • “Aiguille d’Or”

The most prestigious award of the GPHG was won by the L.U.C Full Strike, one of the best Chopard designer watches released this year.

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Ref. 161947-5001

  • “Petite Aiguille”

The “Petite Aiguille” prize went to the Tudor Black Bay Chrono equipped with a high-performance in-house automatic movement providing a 70-hour power reserve.

Tudor Black Bay Chrono Ref. 79350

  • Best Men’s Watch

This year’s best men’s luxury watch is the Octo Finissimo Automatic, an excellent example of Bvlgari fine watches and the slimmest self-winding timepiece to date.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Ref. 102713

  • Best Ladies’ Watch

The 2017 Ladies’ Watch prize went to the stunning Premiere Camelia Skeleton created by Chanel to mark the 30th anniversary of the Premiere model.

Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton Ref. H5251

  • Best Ladies’ High-Mech Watch

The prestigious Ladies’ High-Mech watch prize was won by the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate from the renowned Poetic Complications series.

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate Ref. VCARO8PN00

  • Best Calendar Watch

The Greubel Forsey QP a Equation equipped with the innovative Mechanical Computer was recognized as the best among all calendar high-end luxury watches released this year.

Greubel Forsey QP a Equation Ref. P556

  • Best Tourbillon and Escapement Watch

One more prize won by Bvlgari at the 2017 GPHG, this time in the Tourbillon and Escapement category, went to the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton Ref. 102719

  • Best Chronograph Watch

This year’s best chronograph watch is the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire that is distinguished by its integrated gold movement created by Parmigiani Fleurier to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire Ref. PFH282-1002500-HA1441

  • Best Mechanical Exception Watch

Combining twenty three astronomical complications with watchmaking art, the Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 by Vacheron Constantin deservedly won a Mechanical Exception prize.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 Ref. 9720C/000G-B281

  • Best Sports Watch

The Sports Watch prize went to Ulysse Nardin and its stylish Marine Regatta that is without a doubt one of the best sports high-end luxury watches for men introduced this year.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta Ref. 1553-155-3/43

  • Best Travel Time Watch

Parmigiani Fleurier also won the prize in the Travel Time category for its Toric Hemispheres Retrograde model featuring a unique GMT complication inspired by a restored piece.

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde Ref. PFC493-1002400-HA1442

  • Best Artistic Crafts Watch

This year’s best luxury watch in the Artistic Crafts category is the Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure that was created using the centuries-old Japanese techniques of lacquering.

Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure Ref. Vingt-8

  • Best Jewellery Watch

The L.U.C Full Strike is not the only Chopard watch won at the 2017 GPHG. The Jewellery Watch prize went to the fantastic Lotus Blanc Watch created in a single copy.

Chopard Lotus Blanc Watch Ref. 104420-9001

  • Innovation Prize

The 2017 GPHG prize for the most innovative watch was won by the Zenith Defy Lab model powered by a cutting-edge self-winding movement operating at the frequency of 108,000 vph.

Zenith Defy Lab Ref. 27.9000.342/78.R582

  • Revival Watch Prize

Inspired by the company’s iconic chronograph watch from the 1930s, the Longines Avigation BigEye received the Revival Watch prize at this year’s edition of the GPHG.

Longines Avigation BigEye Ref. L2.816.4.53.2

Finally, it is also worth noting that not only high-end luxury watches were awarded at the GPHG ceremony in Geneva. The Special Jury prize went to the most appreciated master enamellists in the industry, Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet. That was a well-deserved win!

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