It is always a pleasure for us to review the nominations for the upcoming Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneva, the pre-eminent awards for excellence in watchmaking. Each year the large number of nominations garnered by the brands in our store is a reaffirmation that independent watchmaking remains the premiere domain of creativity in the craft. This year is no different. Our brands have received no fewer than 11 nominations as the best in their respective categories. While the nominations, or better yet an award can serve as a point of pride for the owners of these timepieces, we like to regard the consistent recognition these watchmakers receive as yet another indication that our clients are investing in the most creative and collectible sector in watchmaking. Here then is a look at the nominated brands:
Bovet has been nominated no less than three times: for the stunning Recital 27 in the Men’s Complication category; the impressively skeletonized Virtuoso XI in the Tourbillon category and Recital 20 Asterium in the Calendar and Astronomy category.
Bulgari has been nominated twice for the modernist Octo Roma Striking Papillon Tourbillon in the Tourbillon category and its basic Octo Roma Automatic in the Petit Aiguille (priced between 2,000 - 8,000 CHF) category.