Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The eleventh edition of the Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Genève took place on 19 November this year at the Grand Théâtre in the City of Calvin. De Bethune received the supreme accolade, the Aiguille d’or.

More than 1,500 people gathered at Geneva’s Grand Théâtre to find out who would be the 2011 winners of the Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Based on the theme of the cinema, the evening – interspersed with film clips, dance and tap-dancing performances – not only showcased the nominated brands, but also paid homage to those whose work goes unnoticed in the effort to give shape and form to ever more creative timepieces, be it in terms of technique, decoration or inventiveness.

For the first time, the GPHG was organised by the Foundation of the Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Genève, created on 31 May this year. Consisting of five members (Republic and Canton of Geneva, City of Geneva, International Watch Museum of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Timelab and the Edipresse Group), its aim is to extol the excellence of watches produced worldwide and to award a prize every year to the best designs and the most prominent personalities from the world of watchmaking.

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