Le Brassus, October 30th 2015 : Swiss watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet is proud to announce that its Haute Joaillerie piece, the Diamond Punk, won in the “Montre Joaillerie” category at this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) last night. In a tough race against its competitors, this exceptional piece convinced the jury unanimously.
The Diamond Punk timepiece disrupts traditional ideas of gem-set watches and displays a true desire to break the rules, technically and creatively. Taking inspiration from the graphic design codes of the punk era, a rhythmical pattern of pyramid studs constructs a new Haute Joaillerie design language that resonates with creative energy. The Diamond Punk’s aesthetic is expertly considered and refined, in keeping with Audemars Piguet’s rich heritage of crafting exceptional jewelled timepieces.
The awards ceremony took place last night in Geneva, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. The international watchmaking industry gathered for an exciting evening to discover the winners of the 12 existing categories featured at the GPHG. The jury of 26 professionals from the watchmaking world and media was headed by the Haute Horlogerie specialist and auctioneer Aurel Bacs. 193 watches were submitted and the judges had pre-selected 72 finalists, which were running for a total of 18 awards.
After Hong Kong, Seoul and Dubai, the exhibition of the watches pre-selected by the jury is still on show in Geneva until November 4th at the Cité du Temps. As the last stage of this road show, the prize-winning watches in this 2015 edition will be presented in London at the SalonQP from November 12th to 14th.