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Blog published date: Nov 3, 2015

Meet the Winning Watch Brands of the 2015 Grand Prix d' Horlogerie Geneva

Last Thursday, the 2015 Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève (GPGH) awards took place in Geneva. These awards constitute the largest watch competition in the world and are the watch industry's equivalent to the motion picture industry’s Oscars.

Held annually, GPHG receives about 200 watch submissions for the contest, which are then pared down by a panel of judges to the final 72 that compete for a winning spot in more than a dozen different categories.  Here, we bring you a rundown of the 2015 GPHG winning watches — some of which we are proud to carry.

Jury Prize: Micke Pintus, Yannick Pintus, Jean-Luc Perrin — the three Vacheron Constantin watchmakers, who spent eight years together building the World’s Most Complicated Watch, Ref. 57260

Aiguille D’Or Grand Prix:  Greubel Forsey, Tourbillon 24Secondes Inclined Vision

Technical Innovation: Preziouso Tourbillon of Tourbillons, which also won the Public Award.

Mechanical Exception: Jaquet Droz Charming Bird

Striking Watches: Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges

Tourbillon: Ulysse Nardin, Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

Calendars: Hermes Slim Calibre Perpetual Calendar

Ladies’ Category: Hublot Big Bang

Ladies High Mechanicals: Faberge Peacock

Jewelry: Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk

Revival Category: Piaget Manchette Diamond Cuff watch

Artistic Category: Blancpain Villeret Cadran Shakudo

Sports Watch: Tudor Pelagos

Men’s Category: Voutilainen GMR

Chronographs: Piaget Altiplano

Revelation: Awarded to a brand 10 years or younger: Laurent Ferrier, Galet Square

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