Breaking News: The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital Takes Home The Aiguille d’Or At The 2018 GPGH Awards hero

The big winner from the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the watch industry’s most prestigious awards, is Bovet with its Récital 22 Grand Récital, a highly complicated and elaborately decorated wristwatch that is built around a tellurium, an astronomical complication that shows the position of the earth with respect to the Moon and the Sun. This is one of the most complicated wristwatches ever made, combining the display for the tellurium with a perpetual calendar with retrograde disk, world time (via the tellurium display), a one-minute flying tourbillon, and retrograde displays for the power reserve (9 days) and for the minutes. This is the first time that Bovet has won this prestigious award.

Breaking News: The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital Takes Home The Aiguille d’Or At The 2018 GPGH Awards P5180655

The 2018 Winners

Aiguille d’Or – Bovet 1822, Récital 22 Grand Récital 

Innovation Prize – Krayon, Everywhere Horizon

Revival Prize – Vacheron Constantin, Historiques Triple calendrier 1942

Ladies’ Watch Prize – Chanel, Boy-friend Skeleton

Men’s Watch Prize – Akrivia, Chronomètre Contemporain

Men’s Complication – Laurent Ferrier, Galet Annual Calendar School Piece

Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize – Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Planétarium

Chronograph Watch Prize – Singer Reimagined, Singer Track 1 Hong Kong Edition

Chronometry Watch Prize – De Bethune, DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon

Mechanical Exception Watch Prize – Greubel Forsey, Grande Sonnerie

Sports Watch Prize – Seiko, Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Re-creation

Jewelry Watch Prize – Van Cleef & Arpels, Secret de Coccinelle

Artistic Crafts – Hermès, Arceau Robe du soir

“Petite Aiguille” Prize – Habring2, Doppel-Felix

Challenge Watch Prize – Nomos Glashütte, Tangente neomatik 41 Update

Audacity Prize – Konstantin Chaykin, Clown

Special Jury Prize – Jean-Claude Biver, President non-executive of the LVMH Group Watch division, Chairman of Hublot & Zenith