Business News The 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Finalists
Yesterday morning, while a significant number of us here in the U.S. were observing Labor Day and deploring the finish of summer, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) discreetly dropped the waitlist of finalists during the current year’s competition. Victors will not be reported until November seventh, however now we have the last assortment of 84 watches that the appointed authorities will evaluate in the days paving the way to the large honor service in Geneva. These watches range 14 classifications, with six finalists permitted per class. The spread of brands and styles addressed is quite assorted, and with the GPHG it’s really hard to foresee early which watch will bring home the night’s top prize – the jury is a different arrangement of experts and authorities from across the world, and it’s incredibly difficult to speculate what they will discover generally engaging at whatever year. My wager is on something complicated and over-the-top, yet that is simply me.
As we advised you back in May when the current year’s jury was reported , the current year’s GPHG will be really like those of years past. There are a couple of new prizes being given out, including exceptional honors for jump watches and “famous” watches, and a couple of jury individuals have pivoted in and out, yet in any case this will be the same old thing. In the event that you need to get a smidgen more understanding into how the making a decision about cycle works and what the outcome was a year ago, look at this exceptional scene of HODINKEE Radio that Jack and I recorded only a couple hours after the window ornament shut on the 2018 GPHG. As a jury part himself, Jack has the full scoop.
Looking over the shortlisted watches, a couple of things stood apart to me, be that as it may. Most importantly, the proportion of autonomous watchmakers addressed in comparison to enormous brands feels solid. The “Men’s” class, for instance, is a six-way heat highlighting Alchemists Mechanical Healings (who?), De Bethune, Grand Seiko, Grönefeld, Laurent Ferrier, and Voutilainen. There’s not one gathering possessed brand in that blend. The solitary class to swing hard the other way is the new “Notorious” classification, which typically includes any semblance of Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Hamilton, IWC, TAG Heuer, and Zenith. What’s more notorious, a Royal Oak, a Monaco, or an El Primero? I surmise we’ll simply need to stand by and see.
You can see the current year’s full rundown of pre-chosen observes here and the dates for the GPHG’s visiting display here . The Grand Prix itself will occur on the night of November 7, 2019, and we’ll be revealing live from the room in Geneva not surprisingly. Stay tuned!