On Tuesday, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), announced the list of the 72 pre-selected watches in the running to win the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix and one of the other 16 prizes that will salute the year’s finest watch creations.
According to the GPHG, a record number of brands have submitted entries this year, and all the major watch groups will be represented, along with a number of independent companies.
The GPHG is also inviting you to vote for the Public Prize by selecting your favorite model among the watches pre-selected by the jury. Participants will automatically take part in a prize draw with the possibility of winning a Girard-Perregaux, Vintage 1945 XXL Petite Seconde worth over $10,000 as seen here.
The traveling exhibition that annually displays the pre-selected watches will take flight later this month. This year, the pre-selection will be on display in New Delhi on September 26th and 27th and in Beijing from October 10th to 12th 2014, before landing in Geneva from October 23rd to November 2nd for the prize-giving ceremony.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève will be held this year on October 31st at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, in the presence of Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann. Frédéric Beigbeder will once again preside over the ceremony.
The winning watches in the various 2014 categories will be exhibited in London after the prize-giving ceremony, at the SalonQP.