GPHG 2016 Winners Gallery (and Why I Feel this is a Not-so-All-Inclusive Event)

 |  November 11th, 2016

Last night — as watch lovers know — the annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve — GPHG — awards were held. The awards (which this year were given to 14 category watch winners and one Special Jury Prize) are often acclaimed by many in the industry as the watch world’s Red Carpet or Academy awards. Sorry, world, I beg to differ. At the risk of upsetting the organizers of the GPHG — a 15-year-long event thus far — and at…

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Gucci Dive Watch Houses Automatic GP Movement

 |  June 24th, 2015

With summer upon us, water sports are all the rage. But you don’t have to spend a fortune for a watch that weathers the elements with you. The all new Gucci Diver watches go beyond fashion to the realm of form and function. The 45mm pieces are built in either black PVD coated steel or in stainless steel with black rubber straps or steel bracelets. Versions include the GP3300 automatic — which houses a movement manufactured by sister brand Girard-Perregaux. The…

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Close Up With the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon (video)

 |  July 16th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Girard-Perregaux is a brand with the wind at its sails. The brand’s Constant Force Escapement was unveiled a year ago and took home top honors in the 2013 Grand Prixe d’Horologerie Genève. Since then, the watch world has been asking how Girard-Perregaux will follow up on that year’s success. The answer: the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon. Long known for its stellar work with tourbillons (after all, the Three Bridges Tourbillon is legendary), Girard-Perregaux took the tourbillon to…

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It May Have NY Mets Colors, but the Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk is a Winner in Dive Watches

 |  May 6th, 2014

Girard-Perregaux introduced the new Sea Hawk 2014 recently.And I love its bold, sporty look and cool color combo. Perfect for outdoor summer activities – especially those involving water, the Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk not only looks good, but also is extremely functional. The specially developed protrusion of the case at 4:00, where a black rubber screw-down crown is positioned to protect against external impact, has become a signature look for the dive watch. (Some contend that the Sea Hawk – which…

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Announcing the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve 2013 Winners

 |  November 17th, 2013

On Friday, the largest and most important award ceremony in watches took place in Geneva. It was the 13t annual Grand Prix D/Horlogerie – wherein a huge number of awards were given. Indeed, it seems each year new categories are added to the prize list – so that this year the event totaled 15 awards. The list: The coveted “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix prize: Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement L.M. Grande Complication Prize: A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Ladies’ Complications…

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