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GPHG 2021: The Winners

A big night for Bulgari: he ultimate ‘best in show’ distinction, the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, was awarded to Bulgari for the Octo Finissimo watch. See all the winners:

GPHG 2020: The Winning Watches

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) — often called “The Oscars of Watchmaking” — just wrapped up in Geneva, and here’s the complete list of winners from this year’s edition:  Category Winner Link Grand Prix Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept  Profile Innovation Prize Parmigiani Fleurier Hijri Perpetual Calendar Profile Audacity Prize H. Moser & Cie...

GPHG 2020: Open for Entries

In the last few weeks, the newly founded GPHG Academy has kicked off the 20th edition of the industry’s leading award show with several hundred pre-selected models for the competition. Now the time has come for the brands to do the same: As of today, watch brands can officially enter the 2020 edition of the...

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Watch the 2019 GPHG Ceremony, Live From Geneva

Tonight ist the night: It’s time for the awards ceremony of the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), often described as the “Oscars of Watchmaking.” “The GPHG aims, in a spirit of sharing and cooperation, to yearly highlight and reward high-quality creations in order to nurture the advancement of the watchmaking art and contribute to...

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Talking with Kari Voutilainen About the 217QRS, His GPHG Nomination, and the Future of Baselworld

Kari Voutilainen is a legend in the world of contemporary independent watchmaking. Over the past 16 years, he’s become one of the most well-regarded members of the niche scene, often specializing in small-series and one-off timepieces. He is known for his horological versatility, producing everything from tourbillons to chronographs; his superlative finishing; and his approachable...

The 10 GPHG-Nominated Brands You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2018

Frequently described as “The Oscars of Watchmaking,” the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is the most coveted prize in the world of horology. Although the winners in each of the 12 categories won’t be announced until Friday, Nov. 9, we’ll have a number of this year’s nominees on view this weekend at WatchTime New York....

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Ulysse Nardin Officially Launches its GPHG-Nominated Dive Watch

After the GPHG nominees were announced a few weeks ago, there was one watch in the “Sports” category that captured a lot of early attention. A previously unreleased Ulysse Nardin diver caused dive-watch focused forums and social media pages to light up in a flurry of questions. Just what was this new direction for Ulysse...

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About Last Night: The Winning Watches from the 2017 GPHG Awards

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie — a.k.a “The Oscars of Watchmaking” — wrapped up in Geneva last night and we have the scoop on everything you need to know about this year’s champions. The winner of the prized Aiguille d’Or? The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike, a watch that our own Norma Buchanan reviewed earlier this year...

Blue Lagoon: Testing the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue

Tudor has expanded its popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight series of dive watches. One of the latest additions is a blue version with a manufacture caliber and a moderately sized 39-mm case that won the “Challenge” watch award at the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). How does Tudor’s award-winner fare in our test? The...

Grand Seiko: A Constant Force in Watchmaking

During the past six decades, Grand Seiko has constantly been pursuing the creation of the world’s most accurate wristwatch, pushing the development of quartz, mechanical and Spring Drive movements. Now, the Japanesegiant is ready to finally enter the haute horlogerie segment. In September 2020, Seiko Watch Corporation revealed the T-zero Constant-force Tourbillon (abbreviated as “T0”)...

Edge of Tomorrow: Building the Bulgari Octo Finnissimo Collection

For 2021, Bulgari has introduced three new versions within its Octo Finissimo range, the highly anticipated Chronograph GMT in stainless steel (S), the Octo Finissimo S in a new monochrome style with a silvered dial, and the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Titanium with a new black dial and rubber strap. Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo immediately had...

The Power of Platinum: Five Limited-Edition Timepieces in Platinum Cases

Platinum is regarded as the most precious of all the precious metals used in watchmaking, which is why its use is relatively scarce in all but the most exclusive of timepieces. Here are five that made their debut within the last year. ARMIN STROM ZEITGEIST Armin Strom celebrates five years since its most substantial horological...

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Horological Homecoming: Tracing the Creation of the Parmigiani Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde

“Success has many fathers,” the old saying goes, “while failure is an orphan.” The Parmigiani Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde, which took home the prize for Best Travel Time Watch at the 2017 GPHG, can certainly be deemed a success, and the “many fathers” concept is a truism considering the diverse artisans involved. In this feature from our August 2019 issue, we trace the origins of the watch through each of the five workshops within the Parmigiani Manufacture.

Highlights from WatchTime’s January-February 2022 Issue, On Sale Now

The January-February 2022 issue of WatchTime is available at retailers now. Among the highlights of the issue are our cover story, a hands-on review of the new Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph in titanium; a comprehensive history of the dive watch and how it has evolved with the times; and in-depth tests of new models,...