Business News The Finalists For The 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)
With summer presently blurring into the haze of September, the time has come to commence another round of watchmaking’s most distinguished yearly prize, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). For those that don’t commonly follow the honors, the cycle begins when the finalists are reported (today) – 84 of them – and will finish with a full honor service in Geneva on November 12.
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo S Blue Dial (designated to the Men’s classification, left) and the Sarpaneva Lunation Harvest Moon (assigned for the Calendars and Astronomy class, right).
With six finalists for every one of the 14 classifications, there is a bit of something for everybody, and the appointed authorities are entrusted with choosing the finalist that best matches the soul of every class. In the event that you need to get an inside viewpoint on being an appointed authority, don’t skip Episode 19 of HODINKEE Radio in which Stephen visits with Jack about what it resembles to be a GPHG judge .
The Breitling Chronomat B01 42 (designated for the Iconic class, left) and the Trilobe Secret (named for the Petite Aiguille classification, right).
Alongside a new arrangement of finalists, 2020 likewise denotes the beginning of another general organization for the GPHG. Under the new configuration, the jury has extended from 20 to 30 industry experts to another gathering of somewhere in the range of 350 Academy individuals, including our own Cara Barrett, Ben Clymer, Jack Forster, and Stephen Pulvirent. The objective is to make a framework that is nearer to that of the yearly Academy Awards (otherwise known as The Oscars) in which a huge and different group of people from inside the watch business will advise a more assorted assortment regarding finalists, which interestingly can be assigned by the Academy (as opposed to straightforwardly put together by brand). When assignments from the bigger Academy are complete, a more modest jury will say something regarding the last selections.
The Doxa SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers (designated for the Diver’s class, left) and the Charles Girardier Tourbillon Signature Mystérieuse (selected for the Ladies’ Complication classification, right).
Just as in past years, the current year’s finalists offer a wide point of view toward the watch business with determinations from immense brands like Hermès, IWC, and Breitling sitting close by individual finalists from Doxa, Seiko, and Ming (deservedly so). You can see the full rundown of finalists here , and it’s absolutely worth an intensive sweep as the current year’s choices offer a great assortment and should make for an energizing rundown of GPGH victors come this November.
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