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. Here is a quick rundown of all the brands attending the show that will be crossing their fingers and hoping to bring home the most prestigious award in watchmaking. Not every watch on this list will be at the show this weekend but a majority will, and brand representatives will be available to discuss the nominated watches if needed. Tickets to Friday night are sold out but there are still a few Saturday tickets remaining, click here to get yours now!

Last year at WatchTime New York.

Bovet is nominated for two GPHG awards this year. In the Ladies’ category, the Amadéo Fleurier 39 Fan is one of the six finalists. In the Mechanical Exception category, the Récital 22 Grand Récital is one of the six finalists.

Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital

Akrivia is one of the six finalists in the Men’s category for the Chronomètre Contemporain. Click here to read our profile on the 31-year old brand founder, Rexhep Rexhepi.

The Akrivia Chronomètre Contemporain signed with Rexhepi’s name.

De Bethune is nominated for two awards this year. In the Men’s category, the DB28 Steel Wheels is one of the six finalists. In the Chronometry category, the DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre is one of the six finalists.

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DE Bethune DB25 Starry Varius

MB&F is one of the six finalists in the Men’s category for the Legacy Machine Split Escapement.

Kari Voutilainen is one of the six finalists in the Men’s category for the 217QRS.

Vacheron Constantin is nominated for three awards this year. In the Men’s category, the Historiques Triple Calendar is one of the six finalists. In the Men’s Complication category, the Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar is one of the six finalists. In the Artistic Crafts category, the Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers – Bagnols 1785 is one of the six finalists.

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendar

Czapek & Cie. is one of the six finalists in the Chronograph category for the Faubourg de Cracovie “L’Heure Bleue.”

Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie “L’Heure Bleue.”

Montblanc is nominated for three awards this year. In the Chronograph category, the 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100 is one of the six finalists. In the Chronometry category, the Star Legacy Suspended Exo Tourbillon Limited Edition 58 is one of the six finalists. In the Sports category, the 1858 Pocket Watch Limited Edition 100 is one of the six finalists.

The Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100

Zenith is nominated for three awards this year. In the Chronograph category, the Defy El Primero 21 is one of the six finalists. In the Chronometry category, the Defy Zero-G is one of the six finalists. In the Sports category, the Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback is one of the six finalists.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21

Greubel Forsey is one of the six finalists in the Mechanical Exception category for the Grande Sonnerie.

Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie
One Response to “The 10 GPHG-Nominated Brands You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2018”

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  1. Robin Robson

    What? Must a company sign a contact of advertising to be mentioned? Recognition of brand at any level in this and other awards seems

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