GPHG 2020 Finalists: Full List, 84 Nominees

GPHG 202

This year’s Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG)  — what some refer to as the Academy Awards of watchmaking – has announced the 84watch nominees for the 2020 edition. The nominations have been selected by more than 350 members of the watchmaking community, from brand executives, to watchmakers, watch educators and leaders and journalists…

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Top 10 Chinese Zodiac Year Of The Rat Watches

Vacheron Constantin Zodiac Chinese Year of the Rat 2020 Metiers d'Art watch.

For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…

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Chopard Continues In 2020 With Sustainability Efforts, Especially With Alpine Eagle Collection

Chopard Alpine Eagle watch

It’s a known fact that Swiss watch and jewelry brand Chopard has been a leader in the field of sustainability, especially when it comes to fair-mined and ethical gold, and now even more. With the brand’s recent unveiling of the all-new Alpine Eagle collection of watches (a line that that recalls the much-loved 1980 St.…

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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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