Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: The Winners
Swiss firm Girard-Perregaux took home the top prize, the 'Aiguille d'Or', at the 13th annual Grand Prix d'Horlogerie in Geneva.
Last weekend, Geneva hosted the 2013 edition of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie, one of the year's top events celebrating technical and artistic achievement in watchmaking.
The most prestigious award, 'Aiguille d'Or' Grand Prix, went to Girard-Perregaux for their Constant Escapement L.M model. The watch boasts an innovative 'Constant Force' mechanism which provides uninterrupted power delivery to the oscillator, and thus constant amplitude and constant rate.
Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M
The jury brought together the skills of a range of international watch experts and collectors. French designer Philippe Starck, Indian jeweller Viren Bhagat, and architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte all presented prizes, while French writer Frédéric Beigbeder hosted the event.
Here are the winners from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2013:
'Aiguille d'Or' Grand Prix
Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement L.M.
Grande Complication Prize
A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar
Ladies' Complications Watch Prize
Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée
Ladies' Watch Prize
DeLaneau, Rondo Translucent Champagne
Men's Complications Watch Prize
Romain Gauthier, Logical One
Men's Watch Prize
Vianney Halter, Deep Space Tourbillon
Jewellery Watch Prize
Chopard, L'Heure du Diamant
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize
Chanel, Mademoiselle Privé Camélia Brodé
Sports Watch Prize
Zenith, El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th
"Petite Aiguille" Watch Prize
Habring2, Jumping Second Pilot
Tudor, Heritage Black Bay
Horological Revelation Prize
Ressence, Type 3
Photos: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève