Over 1500 people were in attendance last night in Geneva’s Grande Theater to see who would be awarded for their design, innovation, and creativity – including the current president of Switzerland.. There were a few surprises throughout the night, but in speaking with my fellow jury members afterwards, we believe that everyone who took home a prize last night, was indeed the right choice in all categories. The most notable prizes went to Girard-Perregaux (as we told you immediately after the award was announced) for its Constant Force LM, while A. Lange & Sohne took home two awards for its 1815 Perpetual Calendar Rattrapante (Public Prize & Grand Complication). Another notable win went to Ressence for its Type 3, an emotional favorite for many, and the special jury prize for a life-long contribution to watchmaker that went to none other than Philippe Dufour.
The night was really a thrill, and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being a part of it. It was equally thrilling to be asked to present an award on stage – the prize for best revival watch and be welcomed with such a warm reaction. You can see the video here, and see the Instagram I took while on stage here.
But, without further ado, I would like to run down the complete list of winners from this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneva. Congratulations to all!
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement L.M.