Yesterday morning, the Foundation of the GPHG —Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève revealed the list of the 72 preselected watches in the running to win the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix or one of the 16 prizes —12 categories and 4 additional industry prizes— that will reward 2016's finest watch creations. This edition of the GPHG 2016 has attracted record participation just as in previous years, with most major watch groups represented, along with a number of independent companies. Presiding the jury this year is Aurel Bacs Co-founder and Partner at Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo.
For your convenience, we have included all the 72 preselected watches —six watches for each of the 12 competing categories— on this post, as well as the links to the reviews we have published here for a vast majority of them.
All details on the Ressence Type 5B here and of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark here.
Hands-on review of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in 18K rose gold here, in stainless steel here and in 18K yellow gold here. For the full hands-on review of the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue click here and of the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual right here.
Hands-on review of the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon La Esmeralda here.
Hands-on review of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie here, all information and details on the Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 here and hands-on review of the Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P here.
Lastly, all watches in the ladies watches category, ladies' high-mechanical category, high jewellery and artistic crafts are below.
Created in 2001 and overseen since 2011 by a foundation recognized as a public interest organization, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève aims to highlight and annually reward the most remarkable creations in order to promote the watchmaking art around the world. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva on November 10, 2016 and live streamed at www.gphg.org.
For more info on the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève click here.