Presenting the winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2013

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2013 concluded yesterday with 15 prizes awarded to a diverse array of timepieces, with a surprisingly heavy inclination towards independent watchmakers.

Perhaps the closest the watch world has to the Oscars, the prize presentation ceremony of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2013 took place a few hours ago at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. 

Girard-Perregaux took home the top award of the evening, the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, for its Constant Escapement. Notably, independent watchmakers featured prominently amongst the winners, including Vianney Halter for the Innovation Prize.

Here is the list of winners:

“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix

Awarded to the best watch overall in the contest

Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement

Grande Complication Prize

Watches featuring three major complications or two major complications plus several minor ones


Public Prize

For the watch with the most votes from the public, garnered online and at the exhibitions of the competing watches prior to the prize ceremony

A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar

Ladies’ Complications Watch Prize

Ladies’ watches with one or more complications

Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée 

Ladies’ Watch Prize

Ladies’ watches with no complications

DeLaneau, Rondo Translucent Champagne 

Men’s Complications Watch Prize

Men’s watches with one or more complications

Romain Gauthier, Logical One

Men’s Watch Prize

Men’s watches with no complications

Voutilainen, V-8R

Innovation Prize

For technical innovation or innovative design

Vianney Halter, Deep Space Tourbillon 

Jewellery Watch Prize

For mastery of jewellery making and gemsetting

Chopard, L’Heure du Diamant 

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize

For exceptional mastery of one or several artistic techniques like enamelling or engraving

Chanel, Mademoiselle Privé Camélia Brodé 

Sports Watch Prize

Sports watches water-resistant to at least 100 m and shock resistant according to ISO1413

Zenith, El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th

“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize

Watches with retail price of below SFr7500 (~US$8200)

Habring2, Jumping Second Pilot

Revival Prize

Best watch in the contest that offers a contemporary reinterpretation or reissue of an iconic old model

Tudor, Heritage Black Bay

Horological Revelation Prize

An optional prize awarded at the discretion of the jury for a watch, created by a young brand (less than five years of existence since the first model was commercialised) and entered in one of the ten categories

Ressence, Type 3 

Special Jury Prize

Awarded to a person or institution that has been instrumental in promoting high-quality watchmaking

Philippe Dufour

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