Grand Prixd’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is known as the “Oscar Award” in the watch industry and is regarded as the highest honor creator of watchmaking. On the evening of November 7, 2019, the 19th GPHG selected 18 best watches of the year in Geneva, Switzerland, and an important contributor to the watch industry.
Not surprisingly, the winner of the newly added Iconic Watch award in 2019 is Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, one of the instigators of the current popular sports watches. Stores have been sold out by consumers. There is no doubt that it will definitely win the prize.
There are also many unexpected results. Another new award for the best diving watches in 2019. The winner is a Seiko Prospex series diving watch. Last year, this series just won the best sports watch award. Received the same award for two consecutive years, making it exceedingly worth focus and admire.
More interestingly, Seiko Group has just announced its withdrawal from Basel World in 2020. No doubt it’s a big blow for the Swiss watchmaking event which is actively trying to save the situation.
More surprisingly, the concentration of GPHG winners this year was relatively high. Bvlgari and watchmaker Voutilainen won two awards, and Audemars Piguet won three awards.
Audemars Piguet is the biggest winner of this year’s GPHG, not only won the most awards in number but also takes the Aiguille d’ Or ”Grand Prix award with the highest honor. The competition for this award is extremely fierce. Watches such as Athens Freak Next, Bvlgari Octo Super Chronograph, Vacheron Constantin Twin Beat and IWC large pilot constant-power tourbillon are all ultra-strong competitors.
In the end, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin watch won the Aiguille d’ Or ”Grand Prix award with the highest attention.
Audemars PiguetCode 11.59 watch by Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Supersonnerie won the Men ’s Complication Award.
Last but not least, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin watch has won the Iconic award.