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Best Quality GPHG – The winners 1:1 CloneThe first clue the Malaysian Chronograph is greater than just a pretty face are the screw-down chronograph push-pieces. Seen more frequently on dive chronographs, screw-in push-pieces are a remarkably pragmatic characteristic that prevent accidental activation of their start/stop and reset buttons, aiding in water resistance and endurance. Unscrewed, the push-pieces release with a satisfying click along with the perfect level of immunity. This is thanks to the vertical clutch column wheel chronograph movement inside, which began its life as an F. Piguet foundation calibre but was then modified and refined by Vacheron. The second clue the Malaysian takes be badly as form, is the tiny arc of type at the bottom of the dial: “anti-magnetic”. Topical magnetism is a mortal enemy of the mechanical watch, and the market standard for magnetic shielding is 4,000 A/m (amperes per meter), perfectly adequate for all life’s scenarios. Nevertheless, the Overseas Chronograph boasts protecting around 25,000 A/m, impressive for any watch but even more to get a chronograph in the luxury brand better known for its elaborate dress watches. This magnetic protecting comes courtesy of a soft iron motion holder inside the case. This internal iron case necessitates the use of a solid steel case back in lieu of this now-ubiquitous sapphire case back. And while it’s a shame to not be able to observe the beautifully finished column wheel calibre inside, there’s a sort of smug satisfaction only knowing it’s in there but merely seeing the intricate sailing boat engraving on the back instead.

GPHG 2017 >

Today 8 November 2017, in Geneva, the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has awarded the following prizes:

• Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix
Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike

• Ladies’ Watch Prize
Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton

• Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize
Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

Men’s Watch Prize
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic

Chronograph Watch Prize
Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton

Calendar Watch Prize
Greubel Forsey, QP à Équation

Travel Time Watch Prize
Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize
Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

“Petite Aiguille” Prize
Tudor, Black Bay Chrono

Sport Watch Prize
Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta

Jewellery Watch Prize
Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize
Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure

Revival Watch Prize
Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye

Innovation Watch Prize
Zenith, Defy Lab

Special Jury Prize
Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet

The winners

The winners of the GPHG 2017 © GPHG

 Prize list 2016 – 2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012

The first clue the Malaysian Chronograph is greater than just a pretty face are the screw-down chronograph push-pieces. Seen more frequently on dive chronographs, screw-in push-pieces are a remarkably pragmatic characteristic that prevent accidental activation of their start/stop and reset buttons, aiding in water resistance and endurance. Unscrewed, the push-pieces release with a satisfying click along with the perfect level of immunity. This is thanks to the vertical clutch column wheel chronograph movement inside, which began its life as an F. Piguet foundation calibre but was then modified and refined by Vacheron. The second clue the Malaysian takes be badly as form, is the tiny arc of type at the bottom of the dial: “anti-magnetic”. Topical magnetism is a mortal enemy of the mechanical watch, and the market standard for magnetic shielding is 4,000 A/m (amperes per meter), perfectly adequate for all life’s scenarios. Nevertheless, the Overseas Chronograph boasts protecting around 25,000 A/m, impressive for any watch but even more to get a chronograph in the luxury brand better known for its elaborate dress watches. This magnetic protecting comes courtesy of a soft iron motion holder inside the case. This internal iron case necessitates the use of a solid steel case back in lieu of this now-ubiquitous sapphire case back. And while it’s a shame to not be able to observe the beautifully finished column wheel calibre inside, there’s a sort of smug satisfaction only knowing it’s in there but merely seeing the intricate sailing boat engraving on the back instead.

GPHG 2017 >

Today 8 November 2017, in Geneva, the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has awarded the following prizes:

• Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix
Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike

• Ladies’ Watch Prize
Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton

• Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize
Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

Men’s Watch Prize
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic

Chronograph Watch Prize
Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton

Calendar Watch Prize
Greubel Forsey, QP à Équation

Travel Time Watch Prize
Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize
Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

“Petite Aiguille” Prize
Tudor, Black Bay Chrono

Sport Watch Prize
Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta

Jewellery Watch Prize
Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize
Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure

Revival Watch Prize
Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye

Innovation Watch Prize
Zenith, Defy Lab

Special Jury Prize
Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet

The winners

The winners of the GPHG 2017 © GPHG

 Prize list 2016 – 2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012

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