Greubel Forsey collected the L'Aiguille d'Or or "Golden Hand", recognised to be the most prestigious of all the industry's awards at the 2010 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève held tonight at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Their winning piece, the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique is a superb piece of horological engineering, released in an ultra exclusive edition of just 22 pieces and one which we reviewed earlier this year here.
Other winners at the event were:
- The Special Jury Prize AHCI - Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants
- Ladies Watch Prize - The Van Cleef & Arpels Le Pont des Amoureux (a must-have for all true romantics)
- Men's Watch Prize - The Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral
- Jewellery Watch Prize - Chopard's High Jewellery Owl Watch
- The Design and Concept Watch Prize - The MB&F Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt
- Complicated Watch Prize - FP Journe's Chronomètre à Résonance (we predicted he would not go home empty-handed in a previous article.
- The Prize for Sports Watch - Seiko's Spring Drive Spacewalk Commemorative Edition
- La Petite L'Aiguille or "Small Hand" - TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph
- The prize for best Watchmaker - Jean-François Mojon
- Public prize - The Vacheron Constantin Historique Ultra-fine 1955
This was the event's 10th Anniversary and in celebration a new category, La Petite L'Aiguille was added to be awarded to the best watch which retails at under 5,000 CHF.
If you are lucky enough to be in Paris between Nov 26th and Nov 28th you can view all the prize winners and nominated watches from the 2010 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie at the Salon Belles Montres exhibition to be held at the Carrousel du Louvre.