Girard-Perregaux has won the ‘Aiguille d’Or’ award, the most coveted distinction in the watch industry, at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.
Girard-Perregaux CEO Michele Sofisti said the award for its Constant Escapement L.M. timepiece acknowledges the innovative capacity and technical mastery of Girard-Perregaux,”
“The Constant Escapement L.M. is the embodiment of our vision of watchmaking, which is an art in movement. It pays homage to our history, marked by the creativity that has been the hallmark of Girard-Perregaux since 1791.”
Launched at Baselworld this year, the Constant Escapement L.M. “marks a revolution in the world of chronometry with a completely groundbreaking architecture and escapement design”.
“Its construction incorporates cutting-edge materials and technology, particularly the use of a 14 micron silicone blade, a strategic element six times thinner than a single human hair.”
The other prize winners selected by the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix jury were:.
- Grande Complication – A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Rattrapante Perpetuel Calendar
- Ladies’ Complications Watch – Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée
- Ladies’ Watch Prize – DeLaneau, Rondo Translucent Champagne
- Men’s Complications Watch – Romain Gauthier, Logical One
- Men’s Watch – Voutilainen, V-8R
- Innovation – Vianney Halter, Deep Space Tourbillon
- Jewellery Watch – Chopard, L’Heure du Diamant
- Artistic Crafts Watch – Chanel, Mademoiselle Privé Camélia Brodé
- Sports Watch – Zenith, El Primero Stratos Flyback Stricking 10th
- “Petite Aiguille” Watch – Habring2, Jumping Second Pilot
- Revival – Tudor, Heritage Black Bay
- Horological Revelation – Ressence, Type 3
- Special Jury – Philippe Dufour