Timekeepers Club / November 10, 2018

GPHG 2018 GPHG Prize-Winners




Pascal Raffy (Owner of Bovet 1822), Jean-Claude Biver (President non-executive of the LVMH Group Watch division, Chairman of Hublot & Zenith), Uwe Ahrendt (CEO of Nomos Glashütte), Maria & Richard Habring (CEOs and owners of Habring2), Atsushi Kaneko (Director of Seiko Watch Corporation), Rexhep Rexhepi (Watchmaker and Founder of Akrivia), Nicolas Beau (Directeur International Horlogerie et Joaillerie of Chanel), Eric de Rocquigny (Directeur International Operations & Métiers of Van Cleef & Arpels), Laurent Dordet (La Montre Hermès CEO), Laurent Ferrier (Founder), Marco Borraccino (Co-founder and CEO of Singer Reimagined), Pierre Jacques (President and CEO of De Bethune), Stephen Forsey (Co-founder of Greubel Forsey), Konstantin Chaykin (Founder), Rémi Maillat (Founder of Krayon), Christian Selmoni (Style and Heritage Director at Vacheron Constantin)

Geneva, November 9th 2018 – the prize-winners of the 18th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were unveiled this evening on the stage of the Théâtre du Léman.
Excellence, creativity and horological expertise were saluted by an international jury which had designated the winners of 17 prizes and awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix to Bovet 1822 for the Récital 22 Grand Récital watch.
The prestigious distinctions rewarded the work of the following brands: AkriviaChanelDe Bethune,Greubel ForseyHabring2HermèsKonstantin ChaykinKrayonLaurent FerrierNomos Glashütte,SeikoSinger ReimaginedVacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The Special Jury Prize, which honours an influential actor on the watchmaking scene, was awarded to Jean-Claude Biver.
Presented by actor Edouard Baer and enlivened with songs performed by Véronic DiCaire, this 18th prize-winning ceremony took place before an audience of 1,300 guests who had congregated in Geneva to celebrate the vitality of the watchmaking art.
Aiguille d’Or “Grand Prix : Bovet 1822, Récital 22 Grand Récital
Revival Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Historiques Triple calendrier 1942
Innovation Prize: Krayon, Everywhere Horizon
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Boy-friend Skeleton
Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Planétarium
Men’s Watch Prize: Akrivia, Chronomètre Contemporain
Men’s Complication Prize: Laurent Ferrier, Galet Annual Calendar School Piece
Chronograph Watch Prize: Singer Reimagined, Singer Track1 Hong Kong Edition
Chronometry Watch Prize: De Bethune, DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize  Greubel Forsey, Grande Sonnerie
Sports Watch Prize: Seiko, Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver's Re-creation
Jewellery Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Secret de Coccinelle
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Hermès, Arceau Robe du soir
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Habring2Doppel-Felix
Challenge Watch Prize: Nomos Glashütte, Tangente neomatik 41 Update
Audacity Prize: Konstantin Chaykin, Clown
Special Jury Prize: Jean-Claude Biver, President non-executive of the LVMH Group Watch division, Chairman of Hublot & Zenith

Relive the highlights and download pictures of the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève prize-giving ceremony on our Media Center
The winners and the members of the jury


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