Last night was the watch industry’s annual big award show gala event – the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG). These are our Oscars, and the 2010 winners are interesting. A few surprises, and a lot of watches that just keep winning. I was invited to the ceremony, but was unfortunately unable to stick around in Europe long enough after my last trip to go this year. Next year I will go, and might just sport a Timex!
Surprises that I am happy to see? Seiko won the prize for the best Sports Watch with the Spring Drive Spacewalk Commemorative Edition watch. MB&F won for best Design & Concept Watch with their HM4 Thunderbolt. The best Men’s Watch prize went to Laurent Ferrier for his Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Balance Spring watch, that I am proud to say was first introduced by me to the world on the Internet here.
Really happy about everyone that won. Here is the full list.
– The Grand Prize of “L’Aiguille d’Or” (the “Golden Hand”): Greubel Forsey – Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique
– Special Jury Prize: AHCI – Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants
– Ladies Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels – Le Pont des Amoureux
– Men’s Watch Prize: Laurent Ferrier – Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral
– Design and Concept Watch Prize: MB&F – Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt
– Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard – High Jewellery Owl Watch
– Complicated Watch Prize: F.P. Journe – Chronomètre Résonance
– Sports Watch Prize: Seiko – Spring Drive Spacewalk Commemorative Edition
– Prize of « La Petite Aiguille » (the Small Hand): TAG Heuer – CARRERA Calibre 1887 Chronograph
– Best Watchmaker Prize: Jean-Fran§ois Mojon
– Public Prize: Vacheron Constantin – Historique Ultra-fine 1955