THE « AIGUILLE D’OR » GOES TO BULGARI FOR THE OCTO FINISSIMO WATCH
GPHG 2021 PRIZE LIST
BULGARI WINS THE “AIGUILLE D’OR” GRAND PRIX
Jean-Christophe Babin (CEO of Bulgari) ; Hind Seddiqi (Director General of Dubai Watch Week) ; Lititia Zhang Berruex (Representative of CIGA design in Switzerland) ; Eric Pirson (Director of Tudor) ; Jean Arnault (Marketing and Product Development Director, Watches, Louis Vuitton) ; Frédéric Bondoux (President of Grand Seiko Europe) ; François-Henry Bennahmias (CEO of Audemars Piguet) ; Benjamin Comar (CEO of Piaget) ; Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (Co-president of Chopard) ; Eric de Rocquigny (International Operations & Métiers Director of Van Cleef & Arpels) ; Maximilian Büsser (Owner & Creative Director of MB&F) ; Julien Tornare (CEO of Zenith) ; Pierre Jacques (CEO of De Bethune) ; Daniël et Maria Reintjes (Owners and creativ directors of Christiaan Van Der Klaauw) ; Andrea Furlan et Hamad Al Marri (Co-founders of Furlan Marri) ; Benjamin Comar (CEO of Piaget) ; Bernhard Lederer (Watchmaker & CEO of Lederer Watches), Carine Maillard and Raymond Lorean (GPHG)
Geneva, November 4, 2021 – the 2021 prize list of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) was unveiled on Thursday November 4 during a festive awards ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the GPHG.
Poetically hosted by Edouard Baer, the ceremony honoured contemporary watchmaking excellence and creativity by handing out 19 prizes to winners announced by the 30-member jury headed by Nick Foulkes.
The ultimate ‘best in show’ distinction, the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, was awarded to Bulgari for the Octo Finissimo watch.
The Audemars Piguet, Bernhard Lederer, Chopard, Christiaan Van Der Klaauw, CIGA Design, De Bethune, Furlan Marri, Grand Seiko, Louis Vuitton, MB&F, Piaget, Tudor, Van Cleef & Arpels and Zenith brands were also saluted by the Jury and the GPHG Academy for the quality of their creations in various categories.
The Special Jury Prize, which rewards a personality or an influential institution on the watchmaking scene, was won this year by the Dubai Watch Week.
Relive the highlights and view pictures of the GPHG 2021 awards ceremony on our official website: gphg.org
The 2021 nominated watches, including the 18 award-winners, are on display at the Musée Rath in Geneva until November 14, 2021. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the GPHG also invites you to discover – within the setting of this exceptional exhibition – the 20 watches that won the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix between 2001 and 2020. The 2021 award-winning watches will subsequently be presented during Dubai Watch Week, from November 24 to 28, and then in Paris from December 2 to 5.
2021 PRIZE LIST
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Bulgari, Octo Finissimo Ladies’ Watch Prize: Piaget, Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Féerie Watch Men’s Watch Prize: Grand Seiko, Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5 Men’s Complication Watch Prize: MB&F, LMX Titanium Iconic Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Tourbillon Watch Prize: De Bethune, DB Kind of Two Tourbillon Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Christiaan Van Der Klaauw, CVDK Planetarium Eise Eisinga Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Piaget, Altiplano Ultimate Automatic Chronograph Watch Prize: Zenith, Chronomaster Sport Diver’s Watch Prize: Louis Vuitton, Tambour Street Diver Skyline Blue Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard, Flower Power Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: MB&F, LM SE Eddy Jaquet ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ “Petite Aiguille” Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Ceramic Challenge Watch Prize: CIGA Design, Blue Planet Innovation Prize: Bernhard Lederer, Central Impulse Chronometer Audacity Prize: Louis Vuitton, Tambour Carpe Diem Horological Revelation Prize: Furlan Marri, MR. Grey Ref. 1041-A Special Jury Prize: Dubai Watch Week
About the GPHG: Created in 2001 and overseen since 2011 by a foundation recognised as a public interest organisation, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has been pursuing for 20 years its mission to celebrate and promote the watchmaking art worldwide. It achieves this with the support of its public and private partners, notably its principal partner, FGP Global Properties Swiss & Alps.
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