After much deliberation, the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2014 awarded the “Aiguille D’Or,” the event’s top prize to Breguet’s Classique Chronométrie. Earlier in the evening Breguet also picked up the Public Prize for the Breguet Classic Dame. Blancpain and Omega completed this year’s haul for the Swatch Group by taking the Ladies’ Watch and “Revival” prizes respectively.
The other big winner last night was Jean-Claude Biver’s LVMH group, which also received multiple nods, including wins for Hublot, Zenith and Bulgari.
The GPHG otherwise recognized the creative and independent spirit of the industry, by rewarding a brands such as Urwerk, Voutilainen, De Bethune, Grönefeld and Urban Jürgensen & Sonner.
The winning watches will soon be on their way to London’s Saatchi Gallery, where they will be put on display during SalonQP. We will have the chance to sit down with some of the winners and their newly decorated pieces then.
In the meantime, here is the full list of this year’s winners:
“Aiguille D’Or” Grand Prix : Breguet Classique Chronométrie
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Blancpain Women Heure Décentrée
Ladies’ High-Mech Prize: Christophe Claret Margot
Men’s Watch Prize: Urban Jürgensen & Sonner Seconde Centrale
Chronograph Watch Prize: De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
Tourbillon Watch Prize: Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon
Calendar Watch Prize: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Quantième Perpétuel “Terraluna”
Striking Watch Prize: Hublot Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Urwerk EMC
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT
Sports Watch Prize: Zenith El Primero Lightweight
Jewellery Watch Prize: Bulgari Diva Haute Joaillerie Emeraudes
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen Hisui
Innovation Prize: Urwerk EMC
Revival Prize: Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side Of The Moon”
Public Prize: Breguet Classic Dame
For more information, please visit the official Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie website.