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The Oscars of the watchmaking industry 2021, brought to you live from Geneva.

| By Brice Goulard | 4 min read |

Tonight, as every year, is the celebration of watchmaking, watchmakers and watches in general… It is the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (or GPHG 2021) – the Oscars of the watchmaking industry. Several categories are represented (ladies, men, complicated and even affordable watches) and the best watches of the year will be awarded the coveted Golden Hand prize – and of course, the prize we’re all waiting for, the “Aiguille d’Or” or the best of the show, celebrating the best watch introduced in 2021. As MONOCHROME is one of the official press partners of the show, we’ll be broadcasting the event live from 06:30 PM (Europe Time) tonight. Stay tuned on MONOCHROME!

As a reminder, here’s the complete list of the GPHG 2021 finalists.


  • 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

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Ladies’ Complication

  • Bovet 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


  • Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5
  • H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade
  • Hermès Hermès H08
  • Louis Erard La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein
  • MB&F LM101 Stainless Steel
  • Piaget Piaget Polo Skeleton

Men’s Complication

  • Audemars 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


  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin
  • Grand Seiko 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


  • ArtyA 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 Astronomy

  • Arnold & 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 Exception

  • Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer
  • Christophe Claret Napoleon
  • Jacob & Co Opera Godfather Minute Repeater
  • Miki Eleta Svemir
  • Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic
  • Ulysse Nardin UFO


  • Angelus 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


  • Doxa SUB 300 carbon COSC Aquamarine
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour Street Diver Skyline Blue
  • Milus Archimèdes by Milus Orange Coral
  • Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5 mm
  • Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”
  • Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton


  • Bulgari 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

  • Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Editon
  • Garrick S4
  • Louis Erard Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Vianney Halter
  • Seiko Re-creation of King Seiko KSK
  • Trilobe Nuit Fantastique, Grained Black
  • Tudor Black Bay Ceramic


  • Anordain Model 1 – Payne’s grey fumé
  • CIGA Design Blue Planet
  • Doxa SUB 200 C-GRAPH Caribbean
  • Furlan Marri MR. Grey Ref. 1041-A
  • Massena Lab Uni-Racer
  • Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy

Along with these 14 clearly defined categories, the GPHG 2021 will also give an award to watches falling in these categories:

Innovation Prize

This prize rewards the best competing watch offering an innovative vision of time measurement (in terms of technique, design, materials, etc.) and opening up new development pathways for the watchmaking art. This prize is discretionary, the Jury will decide whether there are grounds for awarding it in 2021.

Audacity Prize

This prize rewards the best competing watch featuring a non-conformist, offbeat approach to watchmaking. It is intended to foster creative audacity. This prize is discretionary, the Jury will decide whether there are grounds for awarding it in 2021.

Horological Revelation

This prize rewards a competing watch created by a young brand (less than ten years of existence since its first model was commercialised). It may also reward the mechanical creation of a young talent, in the event that none of the competing watches should be considered worthy of receiving this prize. This prize is discretionary, the Jury will decide whether there are grounds for awarding it in 2021.

Special Jury Prize

This prize rewards a personality, institution or initiative that has played a fundamental role in promoting high-quality watchmaking. It cannot be awarded to a watch, nor to a brand as such. This prize is discretionary, the Jury will decide whether there are grounds for awarding it in 2021.

Aiguille d’Or

This prize rewards the best overall watch among all categories (Best in Show), also deemed the most representative of the watch industry as a whole. It is the most prestigious award.

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