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Watches GPHG 2020: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Wins Prestigious Aiguille d’Or Prize

GPHG 2020: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Wins Prestigious Aiguille d’Or Prize

GPHG 2020: Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Wins Prestigious Aiguille d’Or Prize
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch is only 2mm thick
By Brian Cheong
By Brian Cheong
November 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Bovet and Voutilainen were awarded the best ladies and men's watch respectively

A groundbreaking achievement in ultra-thin technology, the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept won the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or”, which is the top prize at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2020. Measuring only 2mm in height, the world's thinnest mechanical watch arrived at its record-breaking feat by fusing the movement with the case, of which its material had to be specially engineered in order to be a viable working instrument. It also means that the movement components had to be subjected to unprecedented miniaturisation, an exercise that resulted in five pending patents. 

"It's an incredible recognition to our exceptional watchmakers, engineers and craftsmen, all the men and women that bring their passion, energy and perseverance to create the most unimaginable, the most unthinkable watch ever," Chabi Nouri, CEO of Piaget, said in her acceptance speech.

(Related: Jewels & Time 2020: Piaget’s Wings of Light High Jewellery Collection Celebrates the Tropics)

Bovet 1822 Miss Audrey
Bovet 1822 Miss Audrey

Bovet 1822's Miss Audrey with its striking green dial won the Ladies' Watch Prize. A versatile timepiece that can be worn on the wrist or as a pendant around the neck, or display on the desk as a clock, the exquisite guilloche motif resembles the lotus flower. 

In the masculine category, Voutilainen 28SC received Men's Watch Prize. This wristwatch has the distinction of having an escapement with two wheels that directly deliver impulse to the balance, making it extremely efficient. 

Below is a list of the other winners, which were announced in a social-distancing ceremony in Geneva on November 12, 2020.

(Related: Chinese Photographer Chen Man On Her New Campaign With Piaget)

Men's Watch Prize: Voutilainen
28SC
Men's Watch Prize: Voutilainen 28SC
Men's Complication Prize: Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1
Men's Complication Prize: Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1
Ladies' Complication Prize: Charles Girardier Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse
Ladies' Complication Prize: Charles Girardier Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse
Jewellery Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Secrète Watch
Jewellery Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Secrète Watch
Iconic Watch Prize: Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph
Iconic Watch Prize: Bulgari Aluminium Chronograph
Chronometry Watch Prize: Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE.2
Chronometry Watch Prize: Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE.2
Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton
Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton
Innovation Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier
Hijri Perpetual Calendar
Innovation Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier Hijri Perpetual Calendar
Chronograph Watch Prize: H. Moser & Cie
Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic
Chronograph Watch Prize: H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Bovet 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter 2
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Bovet 1822 Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter 2
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique
Audacity Prize 2020: H. Moser & Cie
Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser X MB&F
Audacity Prize 2020: H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser X MB&F
Diver's Watch Prize: Breitling
Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition
Diver's Watch Prize: Breitling Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition
Challenge Watch Prize: Tudor
Black Bay Fifty-Eight
Challenge Watch Prize: Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
"Petite Aiguille" Prize: Breitling
Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II
"Petite Aiguille" Prize: Breitling Superocean Heritage '57 Limited Edition II
Horological Revelation Prize: Petermann Bédat
Dead Beat Second
Horological Revelation Prize: Petermann Bédat Dead Beat Second

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