The winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève have just been announced. MB&F was arguably the biggest winner of the night, taking home two prizes for its Legacy Machine 1, the Men’s Watch Prize and the Public Prize.
|MB&F Legacy Machine 1|
HYT won the Innovation Watch Prize with its hydro-mechanical H1, which is not surprising since it is certainly the most novel watch from an independent in 2012. The H1 indicates the hours with a flourescent green fluid, driven by a pair of bellows at six o’clock.
And the Complicated Watch Prize went to Greubel Forsey’s Invention Piece 2 which has double, inclined tourbillons.
|Greubel Forsey IP 2|
Habring2 took home the Sports Watch Prize with its Doppel 2.0, based on a Valjoux 7750 calibre. This is an improved version of the Doppelchronograph Richard Habring designed for IWC two decades ago.
|Habring2 Doppel 2.0|
Notably, the Best Watchmaker Prize went to Carole Forestier Kasapi, Head of Technical Development at Cartier. Congrats Carole! The rest of the winners can be seen on the GPHG site. – SJXBack to top.