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Brian M. Afuang
September 27, 2019    |    

And The Finalists Are…

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve jury selects the timepieces for this year’s awards

THE jury has spoken, and so now the 84 timepieces selected to compete in 14 categories in the 19th edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) are on tour for a series of exhibitions.

The watches, coming from some 50 brands, begin their rounds via a display at The Hour Glass’s King Street boutique in Sydney on September 27-29. From there the watches travel to PMT The Hour Glass Bangkok, where these will be on show on October 3-5.

The exhibit then moves to Mexico City, where the watches will be shown at the Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria on October 15-17, at Museo Internacional del Barroco on October 18-20, and at Torres Joyas on October 22-23. Back in Geneva, the watches will be exhibited on November 1-14 at the Musee d’art et d’histoire.

This year’s winners will be announced on November 7 at the 19th GPHG awards ceremony set to be held at the Theatre du Leman in Geneva. After the watches’ exhibition there, these will be presented on November 20-24 at the Dubai Watch Week.

But, first, here are the watches “pre-selected” by a panel of some 30 experts for the 19th GPHG prizes:

LADIES’

GPHG
Bvlgari (Serpenti Seduttori Pink Gold and Diamonds)
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Chanel (J12 Calibre 12.1)
GPHG
Hermes (Galop d’Hermes)
GPHG
Hublot (Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium Alternative Pavé)
GPHG
Moritz Grossman (TEFNUT Arabian Nights Milanaise)
GPHG
Van Cleef & Arpels (Perlee watch)

LADIES’ COMPLICATION

GPHG
Bvlgari (Divas' Dream The Roman Night)
GPHG
Chaumet (Soleil de Minuit Flying Tourbillon)
GPHG
Jacob&Co (Fleurs de Jardin)
GPHG
Louis Vuitton (Tambour Spin Time Air Paved)
GPHG
MB&F (Legacy Machine FlyingT)
GPHG
Van Cleef & Arpels (Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux Aries watch)

MEN’S

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Alchemists Mechanical Healing (Cu29)
GPHG
De Bethune (DB28 Yellow Tones)
GPHG
Grand Seiko (Spring Drive Manual-winding Platinum)
GPHG
Grönefeld (1941 Principia Automatic)
GPHG
Laurent Ferrier (Bridge One)
GPHG
Voutilainen (28ti)

MEN’S COMPLICATION

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Audemars Piguet (Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Supersonnerie)
GPHG
Czapek Genève (Place Vendôme “Ombres")
GPHG
D.Candaux (DC6-Solstice)
GPHG
Ulysse Nardin (Freak X)
GPHG
Vacheron Constantin (Overseas Tourbillon)
GPHG
Zenith (Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon)

ICONIC

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Audemars Piguet (Royal Oak "Jumbo" Extra-thin)
GPHG
Girard-Perregaux (Quasar)
GPHG
Hamilton (Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph)
GPHG
IWC Schaffhausen (IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”)
GPHG
TAG Heuer (Monaco Eighties)
GPHG
Zenith (El Primero A384 Revival)

CHRONOMETRY

GPHG
Antoine Preziuso Genève (TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies)
GPHG
Armin Strom (Pure Resonance Rose Gold)
GPHG
Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud (Carburised steel regulator)
GPHG
IWC Schaffhausen (Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince”)
GPHG
TAG Heuer (Autavia Isograph)
GPHG
Zenith (Defy Inventor)

CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY

GPHG
Audemars Piguet (Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar)
GPHG
Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud (Far side of the moon)
GPHG
Girard-Perregaux (Cosmos)
GPHG
Hermès (Arceau L'heure de la lune)
GPHG
Sarpaneva (Lunations)
GPHG
Ulysse Nardin (Marine Mega Yacht)

MECHANICAL EXCEPTION

GPHG
Audemars Piguet (Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin)
GPHG
Bvlgari (Octo Roma Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar)
GPHG
Genus (GNS1.2)
GPHG
Ulysse Nardin (Freak NeXt)
GPHG
Urwerk (AMC)
GPHG
Vacheron Constantin (Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar)

CHRONOGRAPH

GPHG
Bvlgari (Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic)
GPHG
Chopard (L.U.C Chrono One Flyback)
GPHG
Hublot (Classic Fusion Ferrari GT 3D Carbon)
GPHG
Louis Moinet (Chronosphère)
GPHG
TAG Heuer (TAG Heuer Carrera Tourbillon Nanograph)
GPHG
Zenith (Defy El Primero 21 Carbon)

DIVER’S

GPHG
De Bethune (DB28GS Grand Bleu)
GPHG
Longines (HydroConquest)
GPHG
Reservoir (Hydrosphere Blackfin)
GPHG
Ressence (Type 5)
GPHG
Seiko (Prospex LX line diver's)
GPHG
Ulysse Nardin (Diver Great White)

JEWELRY

GPHG
Bvlgari (Serpenti Misteriosi Romani)
GPHG
Chopard (Waterlily)
GPHG
Hermès (Arceau H Déco)
GPHG
Hublot (Big Bang One Click Rainbow)
GPHG
Jacob&Co (The Mystery Tourbillon)
GPHG
Van Cleef & Arpels (Jardin de Glace Secret watch)

ARTISTIC CRAFTS

GPHG
Andersen Genève (Vita Vinum)
GPHG
Bereve Timepieces (Numbers - Enamel Grand Feu)
GPHG
Chopard (L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony)
GPHG
Hermès (Arceau Baobab Cat)
GPHG
Jacob&Co (Astronomia Dragon)
GPHG
Voutilainen (Starry Night Vine)

“PETITE AIGUILLE”

GPHG
David Rutten Meteorite Watches (Streamline)
GPHG
IWC Schaffhausen (Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire)
GPHG
Kudoke (Kudoke 2)
GPHG
Maurice Lacroix (Aikon Mercury)
GPHG
Trilobe (Les Matinaux Sunray Grey)
GPHG
Zenith (Pilot Type 20 Silver)

CHALLENGE

GPHG
Ciga Design (Single-Hand Mechanical Wristwatch Series·Globe)
GPHG
Doxa (Doxa SUB 200)
GPHG
Gorilla Watches (Fastback GT Drift)
GPHG
Ming (17.06 Copper)
GPHG
Seiko (Presage Arita Porcelain Dial)
GPHG
Tudor (Black Bay P01)

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