Meet the 84 Shortlisted Watches in the 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The 2021 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Geneve (GPHG) has just announced the shortlisted (pre-selected) watches that will be competing for an award in one of the 14 categories (as well as for the “Aiguille d’Or” award, which recognizes the overall best watch among all the entrants).

Shortlisted watches will traditionally also be part of a travelling exhibition (shown here is the 2020 edition, the 2021 exhibition program is currently under preparation).

“Building on the contribution of over 500 significant stakeholders representing the main sectors of the international watch industry, the GPHG Academy has conducted its first round of voting and selected 84 timepieces across 14 categories.”

GPHG Press Release

Here is the full list (with link to each entry on the GPHG website):

GPHG Shortlist 2021

CategoryBrand & Modell
Ladies’Armin Strom Lady Beat Manufacture Edition White
Bovet 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Art
Chanel Mademoiselle J12 Acte II watch
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Sélène Rose Gold White Mop 33 mm
Piaget Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra secret pendant watch
Ladies’ ComplicationBovet 1822 Récital 23
Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin Ladies
Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Air Vivienne
Montres KF KF-09-01
Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Féerie watch
Men’sGrand Seiko SLGH005 Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5
H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade
Hermès H08
Louis Erard La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein
MB&F LM101 Stainless Steel
Piaget Polo Skeleton
Men’s ComplicationAudemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph
Breitling Premier B15 Duograph 42
Bulgari Octo Roma Worldtimer
Chanel Monsieur Superleggera Edition
Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25
MB&F LMX Titanium
(“watches from an
emblematic collection
that has been exercising
a lasting influence on
watchmaking history
and the watch market
for more than 20 years”)
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin
Grand Seiko SBGW258 Re-creation of the first Grand Seiko
IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch 43
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925
Vacheron Constantin American 1921
Zenith Chronomaster Revival A386 Manufacture
TourbillonArtyA Purity Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph
De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon
Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition
IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “IWC Racing”
Louis Moinet Space Revolution
Calendar and AstronomyArnold & Son Luna Magna
Breitling Premier B25 Datora 42
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar
Christiaan Van Der Klaauw CVDK Planetarium Eise Eisinga
IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert”
Konstantin Chaykin Minotaur
Mechanical ExceptionBernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer
Christophe Claret Napoleon
Jacob & Co Opera Godfather Minute Repeater
Miki Eleta Svemir
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic
Ulysse Nardin UFO
ChronographAngelus U30 Black Tourbillon, Flyback and Split-second Chronograph
Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705”
Louis Erard Le Chrono Monopoussoir Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein
Tudor Black Bay Chrono
Zenith Chronomaster Sport
Diver’sDoxa Sub 300 carbon COSC Aquamarine
Louis Vuitton Tambour Street Diver Skyline Blue
Milus Archimèdes Orange Coral
ORIS Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5 mm
Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton
JewelleryBulgari Serpenti Barocko
Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Bouton décor Byzantin
Chopard Flower Power
Hermès Kelly Joaillerie
Piaget Exquisite Moments watch
Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo secret watch
Artistic Crafts Andersen Genève Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary in Platinum
Bulgari Divas Dream Peacock Collection
Hermès Arceau Toucan de Paradis
Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem
MB&F LM SE Eddy Jaquet “Around the World in Eighty Days”
Voutilainen Duluth Bridge
“Petite Aiguille”
(“watches with a retail
price between CHF 3,500 and CHF 10,000″
Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Editon
Garrick S4
Louis Erard Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Vianney Halter
Seiko SJE083 Re-creation of King Seiko KSK
Trilobe Nuit Fantastique, Grained Black
Tudor Black Bay Ceramic
(“watches with a retail
price equal to or under CHF 3,500″)
Anordain Model 1 – Payne’s grey fumé
Ciga Design Blue Planet
Doxa Sub 200 C-Graph Caribbean
Furlan Marri MR. Grey
Massena Lab Uni-Racer
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy

Loking at this year’s shortlist, Piaget (5), IWC (4), Bulgari (4) and Breitling (4) have the most nominated watches:

The GPHG Jury, which is drawn from the Academy, will select the award winners during the second round of voting, a few days before the awards ceremony, to physically evaluate the 84 nominated watches and to proceed with the ballot in the presence of a notary. The nominated watches will also be submitted to the vote of the entire Academy, which is currently composed of more than 500 members. The result of their digital vote will be added to the final tally that will determine the prize list. 

The names of the winners will be announced on November 4, 2021. This year’s awards ceremony will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the GPHG.

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