As we know, nearly every large event this year has been cancelled, causing disappointment around the globe. Luckily, to cheer us watch fans up a bit, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve is still set to run. Consider this the Oscars for watches of all categories. Back in July, we saw the full list of competing watches for the year. Now the GPHG has published its list of nominations for each category. Here’s a roundup of the watches that have been nominated, any one of them could win the prize for their category, and one of them will win the grand prize for the year as well.
GPHG description: men’s watches comprising the following indications only: hours, minutes, seconds, simple date (day of the month), power reserve, classic moon phases; may be adorned with a maximum 5-carat gemsetting.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo S Blue Dial
De Bethune DB28XP Starry Sky
Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Green
Petermann Bedat Dead Beat Second
Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium® Edition
Voutilainen 28 SC
GPHG description: men’s watches that are remarkable in terms of their mechanical creativity and complexity. These watches may feature all kinds of classic and/or innovative complications and indications (e.g. worldtime, dual-time or other types of model) and do not fit the definition of the Men’s and Mechanical Exception categories.
Bovet 1822 Recital 27
De Bethune DB28 XPTourbillon
Girard Perregaux Quasar Light
Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1
Hermes Slim d’Hermes GMT
MB&F HM10 Bulldog Ti
GPHG description: women’s watches comprising the following indications only: hours, minutes, seconds, simple date (day of the month), power reserve, classic moon phases; may be adorned with a maximum 8-carat gemsetting.
Bovet 1822 Miss Audrey
Chanel Mademoiselle Prive Bouton Perle
Dior Montres Dior Grand Bal Ruban
Hermes Arceau Petite Lune Sprinkling of Diamonds and Sapphires
Piaget Limelight Gala Precious Sapphire Gradient
GPHG description: women’s watches that are remarkable in terms of their mechanical creativity and complexity. These watches may feature all kinds of classic and/or innovative complications and indications (e.g. annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon phases, digital or retrograde time display, worldtime, second time zone or other types of model) and do not fit the definition of the Ladies’ and Mechanical Exception categories.
Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon
Charles Girardier Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse « Fleur de Sel »
Jacob & Co Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Embrace
Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant
GPHG Description: men’s or ladies’ watches from an emblematic collection that has been exercising a lasting influence on watchmaking history and the watch market for more than 25 years.
Breitling Chronomat B01 42
Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph
Girard Perregaux Laureauto Infinity Edition (42mm)
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
Piaget Altiplano Origin Automatic
Seiko Professional Divers 1000m
GPHG description: mechanical watches comprising at least one tourbillon and/or a special escapement and/or another development improving chronometry (precision timekeeping). Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.
Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Stainless Steel
Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer
Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE.2
H Moser & Cie Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser X MB&F
Theo Auffret Tourbillon in Paris
Calendar and Astronomy
GPHG description: men’s mechanical watches comprising at least one calendar and/or astronomical complication (e.g. date, annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon phases display, etc.). Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.
Chopard L.U.C. Perpetual Twin
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide
Parmigiani Hijri Perpetual Calendar
Sarpaneva Lunations Harvest Moon
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton
GPHG description: men’s and/or ladies’ watches featuring a special mechanism, such as an innovative or sophisticated display, an automaton, a striking or any other acoustic function, a belt-driven movement or any other original and/or exceptional horological concept.
Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance
Bovet Recital Brainstorm Chapter 2
Jacob & Co Bugatti Chiron
MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept
Ressence Type 2A
GPHG description: mechanical watches comprising at least one chronograph indication. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.
Atelier de Chronometrie Split-Seconds Chronograph
Breitling Top Time Limited Edition
H Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic
Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka Kurono Chronograph 1
Louis Moinet Memoris Superlight
Parmigiani Tondagraphe GT Steel Black
GPHG description: watches linked to the world of diving, whose functions, materials and design are suited to this activity.
Breitling Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition
Doxa SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers
Grand Seiko 9RA5 Professional Diver’s 600m
Ming 18.01 H41
Resorvoir Hydrosphere Bronze x Revolution “The Maldives Edition”
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Cape Horn
GHPG description: watches demonstrating exceptional mastery of the art of jewellery and gemsetting, and also distinguished by the choice of stones.
Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati
Dior Montres Dior Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles
Jacob & Co The Mystery Tourbillon Full Ruby
Piaget Limelight Gala High Jewellery Black Opal
Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Secrete
GPHG description: watches demonstrating exceptional mastery of one or several artistic techniques such as enamelling, lacquering, engraving, guilloché (engine-turning), skeleton-working, etc.
Andersen Geneve Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary
Bovet Amadeo Tourbillon Squelette 7 Jours
Dior Montres Dior Grand Bal Plume
Hermes Arceau Into the Canadian Wild
Jacob & Co Astronomia Sky Phoenix
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Soleil Feerique
GPHG description: watches with a retail price between CHF 4,000 and CHF 10,000. Smartwatches are admissible in this category.
Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton
Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II
Habring2 Chrono Felix Panda
IWC Portugieser Automatic 40
Sarpaneva Sarpaneva x Moomin
GPHG description: watches with a retail price under CHF 4,000. Smartwatches are admissible in this category.
Breitling Endurance Pro
Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka Kurono Anniversary Green’ 森: Mori’
Louis Erard Le Regulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein
Ming Ming 27.01 Ultra Thin
Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight
Predicted Aiguille d’Or winner: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept
Well there you have it, folks, that’s a wrap on all the pre-selected watches for this year’s GPHG. The awards ceremony will take place on the 12th of November. Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below!