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Complete List And Photos Of All Shortlisted Watches In The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) | Quill & Pad

Complete List And Photos Of All Shortlisted Watches In The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) | Quill & Pad

The 2020 release of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has quite recently distributed the rundown of shortlisted (“selected”) watches in the approach the anxiously foreseen honorary pathway occasion in Geneva on November 12, 2020.

The classifications for 2020 establish the accompanying: Ladies, Ladies Complication, Men’s, Men’s Complication, Iconic, Chronograph, Chronometry, Mechanical Exception, Calendar and Astronomy, Divers, Jewelry, Artistic Crafts, Petite Aiguille (watches with retail costs somewhere in the range of 4,000 and 10,000 Swiss francs), and Challenge (watches with retail costs under 4,000 Swiss francs).

The primary prize of the night is the Aiguille d’Or, the best watch in general among all the contestants, which will be casted a ballot in the room by a more modest jury browsed the 400 Academy members.

Due to the COVID-19 circumstance of 2020, there is no world visit planned for the shortlisted watches this year. Be that as it may, they will doubtlessly be accessible to see in Geneva in the not so distant future. I dread that should all actually be determined.

But enough preface, how about we view the watches that are in genuine contention for the prizes as of today.

GPHG 2020: Ladies

GPHG 2020 Ladies: Beauregard Lili, Bovet Miss Audrey, Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Bouton perle, Dior Grand Bal Ruban, Hermès Arceau Petite Lune Sprinkling of jewels and sapphires, Piaget Limelight Gala Precious Sapphire Gradient

The Ladies classification contains women’s watches comprising just the accompanying signs: hours, minutes, seconds, date, power hold, or potentially exemplary moon stage. These watches might be embellished with a limit of eight carats of gemstones.

The shortlisted watches are: Beauregard Lili, Bovet Miss Audrey, Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Bouton perle, Dior Grand Bal Ruban, Hermès Arceau Petite Lune Jeté de diamants et saphirs, Piaget Limelight Gala Precious Dégradé de Saphirs.

GPHG 2020: Ladies Complication

GPHG 2020 Ladies Complication: Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, Charles Girardier Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse fleur de sel, Jacob & Co. Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow, Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Embrace, Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon, Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant

According to this current class’ depiction, Ladies Complication comprises women’s watches surprising regarding their mechanical inventiveness and complexity. These may highlight a wide range of exemplary and additionally creative complications and signs like the yearly schedule, ceaseless schedule, condition of time, moon stage, an advanced or retrograde time show, world time, double time or others. These don’t fit the meaning of the Ladies or Mechanical Exception categories.

The shortlisted watches are: Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, Charles Girardier Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse fleur de sel, Jacob & Co. Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow, Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Embrace, Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon, Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant.

Further reading:

  • Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon: Precious Metal, Precious Stones, Precious Movement
  • Bulgari’s Beloved Serpenti: A Brief History
  • LVMH Watch Week 2020: A Round Table Discussion Of A New-Generation Group Fair And A Photofest Of New Watches From Zenith, Hublot And Bulgari

GPHG 2020: Men

GPHG 2020 Men’s: Bulgari Octo Finissimo S Blue, De Bethune DB28XP Starry Sky, Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Green, Petermann Bédat Seconde Morte, Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium Edition, Voutilainen 28SC

Men’s watches comprise the accompanying signs: hours, minutes, seconds, date, power hold, and exemplary moon stage. These watches might be embellished with a limit of five carats of gemstones.

The shortlisted watches are: Bulgari Octo Finissimo S Blue Dial, De Bethune DB28XP Starry Sky, Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Green, Petermann Bédat Seconde morte, Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium Edition, Voutilainen 28SC.

Further reading:

  • Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic: Enchanting Ultra-Thin In Titanium, Gold, Ceramic And Now In Steel
  • 3 Brand-New De Bethune DB28s To Celebrate 10 Years Of This Sensational, Now Ultra-Thin Watch With Floating Lugs
  • Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Carbonium: Adding Lightness
  • LVMH Watch Week 2020: A Round Table Discussion Of A New-Generation Group Fair And A Photofest Of New Watches From Zenith, Hublot And Bulgari

GPHG 2020: Men’s Complication

GPHG 2020 Men’s Complication: Bovet Récital 27, De Bethune DB28XP Tourbillon, Girard-Perregaux Quasar Light, Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1, Hermès Slim d’Hermès GMT, MB&F HM10 Bulldog Ti

Men’s Complication watches are to be striking as far as their mechanical imagination and complexity. These may include a wide range of exemplary or potentially inventive complications and signs like the yearly schedule, unending schedule, condition of time, moon stage, a computerized or retrograde time show, world time, double time or others. These don’t fit the meaning of the Men’s or Mechanical Exception categories.

The shortlisted watches are: Bovet Récital 27, De Bethune DB28XP Tourbillon, Girard-Perregaux Quasar Light, Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1, Hermès Slim d’Hermès GMT, MB&F HM10 Bulldog Ti.

Further reading:

  • 3 Brand-New De Bethune DB28s To Celebrate 10 Years Of This Sensational, Now Ultra-Thin Watch With Floating Lugs
  • 4 Exotic New Watches For 2020 By Independent Watchmakers Urwerk, MB&F, F.P. Journe, And Greubel Forsey
  • Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1: Hands Breathing Life Into Metal
  • Hermès Introduces New 2020 Slim d’Hermès GMT: Traveling In Style

GPHG 2020: Iconic

GPHG 2020 Iconic: Breitling Chronomat B01 42, Bulgari Aluminum Chronograph, Girard-Perregaux Laureato Infinity Edition 42 mm, IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph, Piaget Altiplano Origin Automatic, Seiko Professional Diver’s 1000M

Iconic is another classification underlining men’s or ladies’ watches from a brand’s symbolic assortment, which means one that has impacted watchmaking and its set of experiences just as having been available for more than 20 years.

The shortlisted watches are: Breitling Chronomat B01 42, Bulgari Aluminum Chronograph, Girard-Perregaux Laureato Infinity Edition 42 mm, IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph, Piaget Altiplano Origin Automatic, Seiko Professional Diver’s 1000M.

Further reading:

  • Breitling Vintage-Inspired AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition, Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II, and Chronomat B01 42 Bentley: Do They Hit The Mark?
  • New IWC Portugieser Chronographs Now With In-House Automatic Movements

GPHG 2020: Chronometry

GPHG 2020 Chronometry: Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force, Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer, Brivet-Naudot Eccentricity, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE.2, H. Moser & Cie. x MB&F Endeavor Cylindrical Tourbillon, Theo Auffret Tourbillon à Paris

In the Chronometry classification we find mechanical watches that contain at any rate one tourbillon as well as an extraordinary escapement or potentially another development improving exactness timekeeping. Extra signs and additionally complications are admissible.

The shortlisted watches are: Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force in hardened steel, Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer, Brivet-Naudot Eccentricity, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE.2, H. Moser & Cie. x MB&F Endeavor Cylindrical Tourbillon, Theo Auffret Tourbillon à Paris.

Further reading:

  • Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force: Invention Is No Accident, Or How To Start Fresh
  • Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force: Looking Behind The Fresh, Funky Face (Video)
  • Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 2RE: Change Is Round
  • Hands On & Live Photos: MB&F x H. Moser LM101 And H. Moser x MB&F Endeavor Cylindrical Tourbillon

GPHG 2020: Calendar and Astronomy

GPHG 2020 Calendar and Astronomy: Behrens Apolaire, Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin, IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide, Parmigiani Fleurier Hijiri Perpetual Calendar, Sarpaneva Lunations Harvest Moon, Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Squelette

Calendar and Astronomy is a two-year-old class intended to underscore cosmic and additionally schedule complications remembered for men’s watches. Why just men’s watches I don’t have the foggiest idea. These watches should incorporate in any event one of the accompanying: date, yearly schedule, ceaseless schedule, condition of time, complex moon stage, or other. Extra signs are admissible.

The shortlisted watches are: Behrens Apolaire, Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin, IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide, Parmigiani Fleurier Hijiri Perpetual Calendar, Sarpaneva Lunations Harvest Moon, Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Squelette.

Further reading:

  • Chopard Updates Mille Miglia And L.U.C Perpetual Twin Collections For 2020
  • 7 Brand-New IWC Portugieser Watches For 2020
  • IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr On The 2020 Portugieser Collection, COVID-19, And His All-Time Favorite Portugieser
  • Sarpaneva Lunations: The Latest Moon Phase Tech That Lasts (Almost) Forever – With Video

GPHG 2020: Chronograph

GPHG 2020 Chronograph: Atelier de Chronométrie Chronographe à Rattrapante, Breitling Top Time Limited Edition, H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka, Louis Moinet Memoris Superlight, Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph GT

Timepieces went into the Chronograph classification are mechanical watches comprising at any rate one chronograph sign. Extra signs and additionally complications are admissible.

The shortlisted watches are: Atelier de Chronométrie Chronographe à Rattrapante, Breitling Top Time Limited Edition, H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka, Louis Moinet Memoris Superlight, Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph GT in steel.

Further reading:

  • Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic With Full Metal Bracelet: Inspiring Amnemori!
  • Memoris By Louis Moinet: Paying Homage To Historical Chronographic Ingenuity
  • Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph GT: A Collector’s View

GPHG 2020: Mechanical Exception

GPHG 2020 Mechanical Exception: Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance, Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter 2, Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron, MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome, Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept, Ressence Type 2A

The Mechanical Exception classification includes men’s or ladies’ watches with an uncommon system like an imaginative or complex presentation, a robot, a belt-driven movement, a striking or other acoustic capacity, or some other unique or potentially extraordinary horological concept.

The shortlisted watches are: Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance, Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter 2, Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron, MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome, Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept, Ressence Type 2A.

Further reading:

  • Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance: Synchronized Oscillations Driving Sonorous Vibrations (Plus Video – It Sounds Fantastic!)
  • Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two: It’s Mind Blowing! (Live Photos)
  • MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome: The World’s Fastest Triple-Axis Tourbillon – You Can’t Miss It! (Furthermore Videos)
  • Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept, The World’s Thinnest Watch: Shaving Microns To Make Millionths
  • Top 10 Thinnest Mechanical Wristwatches: 8 Modern Record Holders And Their 2 Historic Rivals
  • 3 New Tourbillons For 2020 By IWC, H. Moser & Cie, And Jacob & Co

GPHG 2020: Divers

GPHG 2020 Divers: Breitling Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition, Doxa SUB300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers, Grand Seiko 9RA5 Professional Diver’s 600M, Ming 18.01 H41, Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze x Revolution The Maldives Edition, Ulysse Nardin Diver X Cape Horn

The Divers classification contains watches connected to the field of jumping, whose capacities, materials, and configuration are fit to this activity.

The shortlisted watches are: Breitling Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition, Doxa SUB300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers, Grand Seiko 9RA5 Professional Diver’s 600M, Ming 18.01 H41, Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze x Revolution The Maldives Edition, Ulysse Nardin Diver X Cape Horn.

GPHG 2020: Jewelry

GPHG 2020 Jewelry: Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati, Chopard Magari, Dior Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles, Jacob & Co. The Mystery Tourbillon Full Ruby, Piaget Limelight Gala Haute Joaillerie Opale Noire, Van Cleef & Arpels Montre Frivole Secrète

Jewellery watches exhibit uncommon authority of the specialty of gems and gemsetting. These watches are likewise recognized by the selection of stones included in them.

The shortlisted watches are: Bulgari Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati, Chopard Magari, Dior Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles, Jacob & Co. The Mystery Tourbillon Full Ruby, Piaget Limelight Gala Haute Joaillerie Opale Noire, Van Cleef & Arpels Montre Frivole Secrète.

Further perusing: Bulgari’s Beloved Serpenti: A Brief History

GPHG 2020: Artistic Crafts

GPHG 2020 Artistic Crafts: Andersen Genève Heures Sautantes 40th Anniversary, Bovet Amadeo Tourbillon Squelette 7 Days, Dior Grand Bal Plume, Hermès Arceau Into the Canadian Wild, Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky Phoenix, Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique

Watches in the Artistic Crafts class exhibit uncommon dominance of one or a few imaginative methods, for example, plating, lacquering, etching, guilloche (motor turning), skeletonizing, and more.

The shortlisted watches are: Andersen Genève Heures Sautantes 40th Anniversary, Bovet Amadeo Tourbillon Squelette 7 Days, Dior Grand Bal Plume, Hermès Arceau Into the Canadian Wild, Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky Phoenix, Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique.

GPHG 2020: Petite Aiguille

GPHG 2020 Petite Aiguille: Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton, Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II, Habring2 Chrono Felix Panda, IWC Schaffhausen Porgtuieser Automatic 40, Sarpaneva x Moomin, Trilobe Secret

Watches went into the Petite Aiguille classification are offered at a retail cost that falls somewhere in the range of 4,000 and 10,000 Swiss francs. Smartwatches were permissible here, however none have made it through.

The shortlisted watches are: Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton, Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II, Habring2 Chrono Felix Panda, IWC Schaffhausen Porgtuieser Automatic 40, Sarpaneva x Moomin, Trilobe Secret.

Further reading:

  • Bell & Ross BR 05 For A Week On The Wrist: How It Measures Up
  • Breitling Vintage-Inspired AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition, Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II, and Chronomat B01 42 Bentley: Do They Hit The Mark?
  • 7 Brand-New IWC Portugieser Watches For 2020

GPHG 2020: Challenge

GPHG 2020 Challenge: Behrens Rotary, Breitling Endurance Pro, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka Anniversary Green Mori, Louis Erard Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein, Ming 27.01 Ultra Plat, Tudor Fifty-Eight

Watches went into the Challenge class are offered at a retail cost under 4,000 Swiss francs. Smartwatches were acceptable here, yet none have made it through.

The shortlisted watches are: Behrens Rotary, Breitling Endurance Pro, Kurono Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka Anniversary Green Mori, Louis Erard Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein, Ming 27.01 Ultra Plat, Tudor Fifty-Eight.

Let us know your top picks in the comments below!

For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.gphg.org/horlogerie/en/gphg-2020/designated watches .

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