Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019

September 3, 2019

The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has announced the watches that have been pre-selected for its 19th edition.

The independent and international jury of the GPHG, uniting the expertise of some 30 leading lights from various fields of competence, is partially renewed each year. Responsible for saluting – through two rounds of voting and 19 prizes – the excellence of contemporary watch creations presented in official competition as part of this 19th edition, the 2019 jury notably includes the following new members: Jasem Al Zeraei (influencer, collector/Kuwait), Aldis Hodge (actor, watch designer/USA), Pierre Salanitro (CEO of Salanitro/Switzerland), Jiaxian Xu (collector and founder of, Jessica Yu (founder of Hantang Culture/China) and Pascal Raffy, owner of Bovet, winner of the 2018 “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix.

In addition, new prizes are joining to the 2019 prize list. The Iconic Watch Prize will be awarded this year to the best watch from an emblematic collection that has been exercising a lasting influence on watchmaking history and the watch market for more than 25 years. The Diver’s Watch Prize will honor a watch linked to this underwater world. The 2019 list is also once again welcoming the Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize, as well as the “Horological Revelation” Prize, which will enable the jury to honor the achievements of a young brand.

As GPHG Director Carine Maillard pointed out: “The mission of the GPHG is to acknowledge the vitality and creativity of the watchmaking art in all its diversity. We adapt the prize list each year based on trends especially observed at the main watch shows.”

The competition is open to all watch brands, Swiss and international. The prize-winners will be announced on Thursday, November 7 at the 19th GPHG Awards Ceremony, to be held at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.


Ladies’ Watches
Bvlgari – Serpenti Seduttori
•Chanel – J12 Caliber 12.1
•Hermès – Galop d’Hermès
•Hublot – Classic Fusion Orlinski
Moritz Grossmann – Tefnut Arabian Nights
•Van Cleef & Arpels – Perlée Watch


Ladies’ Complication
•Bvlgari – Divas’ Dream The Roman Night
•Chaumet – Soleil de Minuit Flying Tourbillon
•Jacob & Co. – Fleurs de Jardin
•Louis Vuitton – Tambor Spin Time
MB&F – Legacy Machine FlyingT
•Van Cleef & Arpels – Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux Aries Watch

Men’s Watches
•Alchemists – Cu29
De Bethune – DB28 Yellow Tones
•Grand Seiko – Spring Drive Manual-Winding Platinum
Grönefeld – 1941 Principia Automatic
Laurent Ferrier – Bridge One
Voutilainen – 28ti

Men’s Complication
•Audemars Piguet – Code 11.59 Minute Repeater Supersonnerie
•Czapek Geneva – Place Vendome “Shadows”
•D.Candaux – DC6-Solstice
Ulysse Nardin – Freak X
Vacheron Constantin – Overseas Tourbillon
Zenith – Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon

•Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra Thin
Girard-Perregaux – Quasar
•Hamilton – Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph
•IWC – IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”
•Tag Heuer – Monaco Eighties
Zenith – El Primero A384 Revival

•Antoine Preziuso Geneva – TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies
•Armin Strom – Pure Resonance
Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronomètre FB 1R.6-1
•IWC – Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon
•Tag Heuer – Autavia Isograph
Zenith – Defy Inventor

Calendar and Astronomy
•Audemars Piguet – Code 11.59 Perpetual Calendar
Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronomètre FB 1.L4
Girard-Perregaux – Cosmos
•Hermès – Arceau l’Heure de la Lune
•Sarpaneva – Lunations
Ulysse Nardin – Marine Mega Yacht

Mechanical Exception
•Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
•Bvlgari – Octo Roma Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar
•Genus – GNS1.2
Ulysse Nardin – Freak NeXt
Urwerk – AMC
Vacheron Constantin – Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar

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

Artistic Crafts
•Andersen Genève – Vita Vinum
•Bereve Timepieces – Numbers
•Chopard – L.U.C XP Spirit of Peony Fleurier
•Hermès – Arc Baobab Cat
•Jacob & Co. – Astronomia Dragon
Voutilainen – Starry Night Vine

De Bethune – DB28GS Grand Bleu
•Longines – HydroConquest
•Reservoir – Hydrosphere Blackfin
Ressence – Type 5
•Seiko – Prospex LX Line Diver’s
Ulysse Nardin – Diver Great White

Petite Aiguille
•David Rutten Meteorite Watches – Streamline
•IWC – Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire
•Kudoke – Kudoke 2
•Maurice Lacroix – Aikon Mercury
•Trilobe – Les Mantinaux Sunray Grey
Zenith – Pilot Type 20 Silver