The fifteenth Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), known as the watch world’s Oscars, occurred October 28 at Geneva’s Grand Théatre. A recognized jury of 26 definitive watch specialists and gatherers honored 17 prizes to cheap replica watch marks that exceeded expectations in their classifications in 2015. The top prize, known as the “Aiguille d’Or” (Golden Hand), went to Greubel Forsey for its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision. Look down for points of interest on that watch and to find other prize-winning watches.
The Greubel Forsey 24 Secondes Vision, presented at SIHH 2015, showed that the 11-year-old brand established by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey could do “calm” pretty much and in addition it does “uproarious.” The watch is outfitted with a quickly pivoting 24-second tourbillon, slanted at a 25 degree edge, which without precedent for a Greubel Forsey timepiece is noticeable from the back of the watch, tucked under a sapphire precious stone vault that lumps from the presentation caseback. On the dial side, other than the opening set at 9 o’clock, all is downplayed tastefulness: spear formed blued steel hands, enameled blue hour numerals and records, a connected Greubel Forsey logo in gold beneath the 12 o’clock numeral, and a cautious little seconds subdial at 4 o’clock. Click here to peruse WatchTime’s report on the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision from SIHH.
Tudor took the Sports Watch Prize for its Tudor Pelagos, a retro-chic 500-meter water-safe jump best copy watch including a lightweight, brushed titanium case and wrist trinket and now furnished with the first development created and delivered in-house by Tudor. For a hands-on survey of the Tudor Pelagos, click here.
Ulysse Nardin won in the Tourbillon Watch classification for its Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon, the first swiss fake watch furnished with Ulysse Nardin’s exclusive consistent power escapement framework, made totally out of silicon. This escapement is up front on the stupendous feu finish dial on account of the tourbillon system, which is in plain view in the opening at 6 o’clock. Click here for additional on the Anchor Tourbillon.
The current year’s Ladies Watch Prize went to Hublot, for its Big Bang Broderie, a cheap copy watch that pays tribute to old Swiss-made Saint Gall weaving. It includes a fastidiously executed skull outline on a dial encircled with 11 precious stones, with delicate arabesques for the bezel and the strap.