From the timeless classic of Vacheron Constantin and the delicately feminine Van Cleef & Arpels to the stylish Chanel, 17 of Europe’s most exquisite timepieces were celebrated at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards.

Hundreds of talented watchmakers gathered in Geneva on November 9 for the 2018 awards where heritage brands were honoured for their well-deserved contributions to the evolving industry.

Evoking innovation in the 1940s, Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 timepiece took out the European award’s Revival Prize. Fashioning a deliberately vintage look, the new model oozes simplicity and elegance – reflecting original models from the World War II era.

The understated timepiece, which was inspired by the first yellow gold, pink gold and steel executions of 1942, features calendar indications and a sunburst satin-finished centre complemented by Arabic numerals.

“Above and beyond the model itself, this prize rewards the passion and the savoir-faire perpetuated within our manufacture for generations,” Vacheron Constantin Style and Heritage Director Christian Selmoni says. “The pride we take in developing watches stems from a true vocation, a mission to create beauty, combining the excellence of fine watchmaking and horological complications with the refinement of dedicated design and aesthetic.”

2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève prize winners

  1. Aiguille d’or Grand Prix
  2. Bovet 1822, Récital 22 Grand Récital

  3. Ladies’ Watch Prize
  4. Chanel, Boy-friend Skeleton

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  5. Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize
  6. Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Planétarium

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  7. Men’s Watch Prize
  8. Akrivia, Chronomètre Contemporain

  9. Men’s Complication Watch Prize
  10. Laurent Ferrier, Galet Annual Calendar School Piece

  11. Chronograph Watch Prize
  12. Singer Reimagined, Singer Track1 Hong Kong Edition

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  13. Chronometry Watch Prize
  14. De Bethune, DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon

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  15. Mechanical Exception Watch Prize
  16. Greubel Forsey, Grande Sonnerie

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  17. Sports Watch Prize
  18. Seiko, Seiko Prospex 1968 Driver’s Re-creation

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  19. Jewellery Watch Prize
  20. Van Cleef & Arpels, Secret de Coccinelle

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  21. Artistic Crafts Watch Prize
  22. Hermès, Arceau Robe du soir

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  23. “Petite Aiguille” Prize
  24. Habring2, Doppel-Felix

  25. Challenge Watch Prize
  26. Nomos Glashütte, Tangente neomatik 41 Update

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  27. Revival Prize
  28. Vacheron Constantin, Historiques Triple calendrier 1942

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  29. Audacity Prize
  30. Konstantin Chaykin, Clown

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  31. Innovation Prize
  32. Krayon, Everywhere Horizon

  33. Special Jury Prize
  34. Jean-Claude Biver

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