Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

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Truffle Hunting And Wine Tasting In Bordeaux With Chopard: Photo Report

black truffles

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Chopard in Bordeaux for a Baselworld Preview of the new watches that will be unveiled in just a couple of weeks. The watches — except for the L.U.C XPS Twist — are still under embargo, so I won’t be breaking any secrets. However, while in Bordeaux –…

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Pre-Basel 2019: Meet the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF (price)

ChopardL.U.C XPS Twist QF

As a pre-Baselworld peek, Chopard unveils the L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch — a timepiece  that offers  a bit of a spin to horology.  Classically elegant and s magnificent statement in modern classics, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF features a rich  satin-finished blue dial with seconds sundial at 7 o’clock and crown at 4 o’clock. The…

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Chopard Unveils L. U. C XP Urushi “Year Of The Pig” Chinese New Year Watch

Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig watch

This article by Roberta Naas first appeared on her Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Every year around this time, a handful of watch brands  begin unvieling watches that celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each year, these brands created scintillating watch designs and dials based on the Chinese astrological calendar that pay tribute to the animal…

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Winning Watches of the GPHG 2017

GPHG 2017 Artistic Craft Prize:VOUTILAINEN AKI-NO-KURE

For readers who follow ATimelyPerspective, you know that we have been covering all the categories and nominated watches that were being judged in the 2017 GPHG Awards. Last night we attended the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve Awards Ceremony in Geneva, and today we bring you a look at the winning watches from the 72…

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Interview: Racing Legend Jacky Ickx Reflects on Driving, Timing and Chopard

Legendary racecar drive Jacky Ickx. (Photo: R. Naas)

Being a car lover, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose not too long ago to interview the legendary Jacky Ickx. The 72-year-old racer is  one of the finest drivers of all time. In addition to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, he also achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in…

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