The Winners – Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2019

In an industry where it is becoming increasingly challenging to make a mark for originality, 2019 has proven that there still is plenty of ingenuity. Established manufacturers battled with independents for the much-coveted golden arm of honour. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up!

Having seen and tried-on some of the entries, the results are not surprising at all – the jury got it spot on. Special tipping of hat goes out to independent watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen for walking away with awards in both pockets as is a well deserved double for Bvlgari.

The 2019 – Winning Watches

“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, J12 Calibre 12.1

Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: MB&F, Legacy Machine FlyingT

Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen, 28ti

Men’s Complication Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Supersonnerie

Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Hermès, Arceau L’heure de la lune

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Genus, GNS1.2

Chronograph Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic

Diver’s Watch Prize: Seiko, Prospex LX line diver’s

Jewellery Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Serpenti Misteriosi Romani

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Starry Night Vine

“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Kudoke, Kudoke 2

Challenge Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay P01

Innovation Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar

Audacity Prize: Urwerk, AMC

“Horological Revelation” Prize: Ming, 17.06 Copper

Special Jury Prize: Luc Pettavino, Founder and Organiser of Only Watch

“All together we have won many battles: The battle of altruism and empathy, the battle of beauty and research of excellence, the battle of awareness for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Now, let’s continue pushing hard, and win the battle to cure this disease.”

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