GPHG 2015 : and the nominees are…

By MyWatch


The list of watches pre-selected by the 2015 jury is now available on the official website of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, These 72 timepieces will be competing to win the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix or one of the 16 prizes awarded for contemporary creative talent and watchmaking expertise.

Ceremony of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2015

By consulting this list, watchmaking enthusiasts from all over the world are invited to vote for their favourite watch. They will thus take part in electing a model to be awarded the Public Prize and automatically participate in the draw to win a timepiece.

The 2015 awards will be revealed on October 29th at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Presented jointly by Frédéric Beigbeder and Gaspard Proust, the prize-giving ceremony will be attended by Alain Berset, Federal Councillor, and will see representatives from the international watchmaking community congregate in Geneva to recognise the dynamic buoyancy of their sector. The event will be broadcast live on, on partner sites like for example as well as on the Léman Bleu TV channel.

For the past 15 years, the GPHG has been annually celebrating the 12th Art and providing an international audience with the opportunity to follow trends and innovations, notably through a roadshow that presents the pre-selected watches in various capitals each year.

Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Geneva and London: On October 2nd and 3rd, the Liang Yi Museum in Hong Kong will host the first leg of the 2015 travelling exhibition. For the first time this year, the 72 pre-selected watches will then move to Seoul, from October 6th to 8th 2015, at the Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage, a city-centre venue in the vanguard of design and culture. In Dubai, the GPHG exhibition will be the focus of the first Dubai Watch Week, a platform for cultural and educational exploration devoted to watchmaking that will take place from October 18th to 22nd at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In addition to the GPHG exhibition, this Dubai-based event, created and organised by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in partnership with the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, will also notably offer a forum for discussion and reflection gathering together the major players in this industry.

Ceremony of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2015

Once back in Geneva, stronghold of international watchmaking, the timepieces will be presented from October 27th to November 4th at the Cité du Temps, the showcase for the official pre-selection for the past four years. The roadshow’s final stop for the 17 winning watches of this 15th edition of the GPHG will be an exhibition in London from November 12th to 14th 2015, as part of the SalonQP.

Pre-selected watches:

Audemars Piguet Millenary
DeLaneau Rondo 42 Peony
Hermès Arceau Petite Lune with diamonds
Hublot Big Bang Broderie
Piaget Limelight Gala
Ulysse Nardin Jade

Ladies High Mech
Bvlgari Il Giardino Notturno
Chaumet Hortensia Creative Complication
Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock
Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower
Montblanc Bohème Perpetual Calendar Jewellery
Piaget Altiplano 1200S

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Small Seconds
Laurent Ferrier Galet Square
Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone
Piaget Altiplano 900P
Voutilainen Voutilainen GMR

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher
Longines The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph
Louis Moinet Memoris
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Vasco da Gama – Limited Edition 60
Piaget Altiplano Chrono
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons
Blancpain L-evolution C, Tourbillon Carrousel
Bovet 1822 Braveheart®
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision
MB&F Horological Machine N°6
Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

Blancpain Villeret, Quantième Complet
Claude Meylan Full Calendar
Hermès Slim d’Hermès QP
Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon
Tiffany & Co CT60™ Annual Calendar
Ulysse Nardin FreakLab

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
Akrivia Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour
Christophe Claret Allegro
Franc Vila Inaccessible Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon with Gold Bridges
Hublot Big Bang Alarm Repeater

Mechanical Exception
Christophe Claret Maestoso
DEWITT Academia Mathematical
Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One
Hautlence Vortex
Jaquet Droz The Charming Bird

Petite Aiguille
Bvlgari Diagono Magnesium
Habring2 Felix
Hermès Slim d’Hermès
Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum
Tudor North Flag
Zenith Elite 6150

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, Bathyscaphe
Harry Winston Project Z9
Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Professional Diver’s 1000m Hi-Beat 36000
Tudor Pelagos
Zenith El Primero Sport

Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk
Bvlgari Mvsa High Jewellery Watch
Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette Impériale
de Grisogono Grappoli
Fabergé Summer in Provence Multicoloured Sapphire
Piaget Extremely Piaget Double Sided Cuff Watch

Artistic Crafts
Blancpain Villeret, cadran Shakudo
Girard-Perregaux The Chambers of Wonders – The New World
Harry Winston Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm
Hermès Slim d’Hermès Koma Kurabé
Piaget Altiplano Scrimshaw
Romain Gauthier Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke

By way of reminder:

Chaired by Aurel Bacs, 26 personalities known for their watchmaking expertise make up the multidisciplinary, international GPHG 2015 jury joined this year by artists and musicians Dieter Meier (Yello) and Eric Singer (Kiss).

Created in 2001 and overseen since 2011 by a foundation recognised as a public interest organisation, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève aims to highlight and annually reward the most remarkable creations in order to promote the watchmaking art around the world.