François-Henry Bennahmias (CEO of Audemars Piguet) was the one to present Chabi Nouri (Piaget CEO) with the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix for the Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch.
The GPHG 2020 award ceremony was live streamed online.
Organized with brio by the vivacious Edouard Baer, the GPHG 2020 award ceremony recompensed the best pieces selected by the jury, divided into eighteen categories.
The organisers of the GPHG 2020 showed humour in replacing the audience by balloons.
GPHG 2020 trophies expecting their winners.
The most significant of the contest, the coveted “Aiguille d’Or”, was awarded this year to Piaget for the Altiplano Ultimate Concept.
Chabi Nouri, CEO at Piaget, manufacture winner of the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix with the Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch.
To know every technical secret of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, the thinnest mechanical watch in the world – thickness of only 2 mm! –
see our detailed datasheet.
Altiplano Ultimate Concept by Piaget: a marvel of watchmaking thinness.
The other awards-winners are: Bovet 1822, Bulgari, Breitling, Charles Girardier, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, H. Moser & Cie, Greubel Forsey, Parmigiani Fleurier, Petermann Bédat, Tudor, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vacheron Constantin and Voutilainen.
The winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2020: Chabi Nouri (Piaget CEO), Georges Kern (Breitling CEO), Kari Voutilainen (Owner and watchmaker), Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (President of La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud), Jean-Christophe Babin (Bulgari CEO), Roland Enderli (Responsable Commercial at Tudor Watch), Louis Ferla (Vacheron Constantin CEO), Pascal Raffy (Managing Director of Bovet 1822), Patrick A. Ulm (Charles Girardier CEO), Eric de Rocquigny (International Operation & Métiers Director at Van Cleef & Arpels), Stephen Forsey (Co-founder of Greubel Forsey), David Bernard (COO at Greubel Forsey), Edouard Meylan (H. Moser & Cie CEO), Gaël Petermann et Florian Bédat (Co-founders of Petermann Bédat), Davide Traxler (Parmigiani Fleurier CEO)
And we shall not forget the winner of the Special Jury Prize, which awards an influent player of the watchmaking world. It was bestowed to Antoine Simonin, instructor and expert in watchmaking, editor, and director of the WOSTEP Foundation (independent Swiss watchmaking institution).
After admiring in pictures the prize list watches below, find all the detailed information on the GPHG 2020 award ceremony on the official site :
The winners of GPHG 2020
The pendant watch Miss Audrey designed by the House of Bovet 1822 wins the Ladies’ Watch Prize.
Charles Girardier was bestowed the Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize for his Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse « fleur de sel ».
The Men’s Watch Prize goes to Voutilainen for his 28SC model.
Discover in pictures the fabrication secrets of the incredible Hand Made 1 in Greubel Forsey’s workshops.
And the Iconic Watch Prize goes to…Bvlgari for his Aluminium Chronograph.
To know everything on this model, follow this link and read our detailed watch sheet on the
Bvlgari Aluminium Chronograph.
With the FB 2RE.2 watch, the Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud house rightly wins the Chronometry Watch Prize.
The Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize for Vacheron Constantin with this Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton in pink gold.
To know everything on this Vacheron Constantin model, follow this link and read our detailed watch sheet on the
Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton in pink gold.
Bovet 1822 is awarded the Mechanical Exception Watch Prize with his Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter 2 model.
Breitling manufacture wins the Diver’s Watch Prize with this Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition.
The Jewellery Watch Prize was bestowed to Van Cleef & Arpels for the Frivole Secrète watch.
A second prize won by Van Cleef & Arpels, who snatches the Artistic Crafts Watch Prize with this Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique.
Same for Breitling, who wins the coveted “Petite Aiguille” Prize with this Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II.
Tudor manufacture is awarded the Challenge Watch Prize with its iconic Black Bay Fifty-Eight.
Black Bay: the vintage icon of the Tudor manufacture in its version Fifty-Eight “Navy blue”.
To discover more about the winner of the GPHG 2020 Challenge Prize, you can either see our detailed data sheet on
the Black Bay Fifty-Eight « Navy Blue » or read our wonderful article on this edition signed Tudor… or both.
The Innovation Prize goes to Parmigiani Fleurier, which designed a Hiriji Perpetual Calendar.
Yet another house winning two awards, H. Moser & Cie snatches the Audacity Prize for this Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon model, a co-creation with MB&F.
This year, the jury bestowed the Horological Revelation Prize to Petermann Bédat for his Dead beat second watch.
PRIZE LIST 2020
“ Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Piaget, Altiplano Ultimate Concept Ladies’ Watch Prize: Bovet 1822, Miss Audrey Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: Charles Girardier, Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse « fleur de sel » Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen, 28SC Men’s Complication Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey, Hand Made 1 Iconic Watch Prize: Bulgari, Aluminium Chronograph Chronometry Watch Prize: Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, FB 2RE.2 Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Bovet 1822, Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter 2 Chronograph Watch Prize: H. Moser & Cie, Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Diver’s Watch Prize: Breitling, Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition Jewellerey Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Frivole Secrète watch Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique “ Petite Aiguille” Prize: Breitling, Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II Challenge Watch Prize: Tudor , Black Bay Fifty-Eight Innovation Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Hijiri Perpetual Calendar Audacity Prize 2020: H. Moser & Cie, Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser X MB&F Horlogical Revelation Prize: Petermann Bédat, Dead Beat Second Special Jury Prize: Antoine Simonin, Expert and instructor in watchmaking, editor, former director of the WOSTEP Foundation.