Last Friday’s 13th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has been a grand occasion for watchmaker Girard-Perregaux, for they have won the prestigious Aiguille d’Or for the Constant Escapement L.M.
Addressing at the crowd CEO of Sowind Group (parent company of Girard-Perregaux ) Michele Sofisti said “Winning the Aiguille d’Or tonight is a genuine emotion that will stay with me deeply. I owe this amazing consecration to the work, passion and love of my team for the art of watchmaking.” At hand to present the award was French writer and literary critic Frédéric Beigbeder.
Other guests who attended the event at the Grand Théâtre de Genève included President of Switzerland Ueli Maurer and notables from politics, business and watchmaking industry. Award presenters included designer Phillipe Starck, Indian jeweler Viren Baghat and architect Jean-Michael Wilmotte. The winners chosen by an international jury of watch experts, collectors and industry leader. In all 14 awards were presented at the ceremony.
Here are the 2013 winners of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement L.M.
Grande Complication Prize: A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Rattrapante Perpetuel 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: Voutilainen, V-8R
Innovation 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 Stricking 10th
“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Habring2, Jumping Second Pilot
Revival Prize: Tudor, Heritage Black Bay
Horological Revelation Prize: Ressence, Type 3
Source: Haute Time