The Jury of the 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) has preselected 70 of 190 watches that marked the year with their designs, technologies and inovativity. Eleven prizes, including the prestigious Aiguille d’or will be awarded at the prize-giving ceremony to be held on November 15, 2012 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
The Foundation of the Watchmaking Grand Prix invites all watch fans to visit its official website: www.gphg.org and vote for their favorite timepiece, thus geting involved in the choice of the Prix du Public. The best watchmaking creations of the 2012 are selected in Ladies’ watch, Men’s Watch, Innovation Watch, Jewellery and Artistic Crafts Watch, Best Complicated Watch, Sport Watch and “La Petite Aiquille” Watch categories. Besides, the main partner of the GPHG, the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, will reward a young talent with a study grant.
Before the prize-giving ceremony, the preselected timepieces will be exibited around the world, giving watch lovers a unique chance to enjoy the most beautiful products of the year, all displayed at the same place. The first stage of the exhibition will be held in Zurich, watches will than travel to Hong Kong, followed by Shanghai and finally, they will return to Switzerland to be displayed at the Cité du Temps. After the ceremony in Geneva, the winners of the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix and the Public Prize, as well as three finalist models from every of seven categories, will be exhibited at the Swiss Embassy in Moscow, at the event that will honor “the watchmaking capital”, Geneva.
The 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix will be broadcasted live in a prestigious shop on Madison Avenue in New York, as well as on www.gphg.org where the prize-giving ceremony will be translated in English for watch lovers all around the globe.
Which One is Your Favorite Timepiece?
Among the watches that are still in the competition for the Best Men’s Watch category, there is A. Lange&Sohne’s Datograph Up/Down Chronograph, Audemars Piguet Extra Thin Royal Oak Watch , Bovet Fleurier AMADEO Fleurier Tourbillon Grande Date, Chopard L.U.C Lunar One , Christophe Claret’s Baccara, IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun , Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three, Panerai Radiomir 8 days GMT Oro Rosso 45 mm , Zenith Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 Watch, Pierre DeRoche Royal Rétro Sapphire TNT and other masterpieces of haute horology.
Some of the favourites for the Best Ladies’ Watch are Boucheron Ajourée Volute, Chanel’s Flying Tourbillon , Frédérique Constant Double Heart Beat “Black Beauty”, Harry Winston Premier Feathers , Jacob & Co. Brilliant Diamonds Ladies Collection watch, Louis Vuitton Tambour Bijou Secret, Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Poetic Wish and Roger Dubuis Velvet Saphirs et Spinels watch.
The place in the Innovation Watch Category has been deserved by Badollet Ivresse Tourbillon, Chaumet Dandy Arty Edition “Open Face” Tiger’s Eye watch, Christophe Claret X-TREM-1, Cyrus Klepcys Mars , DeWitt X-Watch, Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon Watch, Harry Winston’s Opus 12, Heritage Watch Manufactory Firmamentum, HYT H1 Black DLC , TAG Heuer Mikrogirder Carrera Chronograph Watch and some other great creations.
Among Jewellery and artistic crafts watches, there are Bulgari Serpenti Jewellery Watch, Century Wings Of Time, Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set, DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon, Hublot Big Bang $5 Million Watch, Richard Mille RM 052 Tourbillon Skull, TAG Heuer Formula 1 Lady YIN-YANG timepiece and other breathtaking models.