Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Krayon, Bulgari…: here are the best watches of the year 2022 which were awarded at the Oscars of watchmaking in Geneva

The “Petit Aiguille” and “Men” prizes are the best proof of this. The former saw small watchmaker Trilobe beat brands like Breitling, Grand Seiko and Zenith. The message from the creatives at Trilobe was clear: a simple sketch on the back of a napkin leads to wonderful creations. This is how Atelier Akrivia beat out Bulgari, Zenith and Parmigiani Fleurier. Its founder, Rexhep Rexhepi, said: “I am a dreamer and this prize allows me to keep dreaming”.

Although his Arceau The Time Traveler were not conceived in terms of gender, Hermés was nevertheless pleasantly surprised to be the recipient of Complications Hommes et Femmes. When it comes to daring, Bulgari was a no-brainer. When launched earlier this year, theOcto Finissimo Ultra 10th Anniversary established itself as the thinnest watch ever made – and it featured a QR code on its dial. But the biggest prize of the night – the equivalent of Best Picture at the Hollywood Oscars – went to MB&F for its Legacy Machine Sequential Evo.

Time jokes, clichés and watchmaking references were of course present throughout the evening, and despite Edouard Baer’s best efforts, the ceremony ran out of time. In an auditorium full of watchmakers who pride themselves on counting the hours with exact precision and have spent their lives upholding the importance of punctuality, this was further proof that the watch industry can let loose and have fun. . And when she does, everyone wins.

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Here is the complete list of winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève:

Grand Prix of the Aiguille d’Or: MB&F, Legacy Machine Sequential Evo
Price of the ladies’ watch: Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda PF Automatic
Price of the complication watch for women: Hermes, Arceau Traveling time
Price of the men’s watch: Akrivia, Contemporary Stopwatch II
Price of the men’s complication watch: Hermes, Arceau Traveling time
Price of the iconic watch: TAG Heuer, Monaco X Gulf
Price of the Tourbillon watch: H. Moser & Cie, Pioneer Skeleton Cylindrical Tourbillon
Price of the Calendar and Astronomy Watch: Krayon, Anywhere
Price of the exceptional mechanical watch: Ferdinand Berthoud, FB 2RSM.2-1
Price of the chronograph watch: Gronefeld, 1941 Grönograaf Tantalum
Price of the diving watch: You sleep, Pelagos FXD
Price of the jewelry watch: Bulgari, Serpenti Misteriosi High Jewelery
Price of the handcrafted watch: Voutilainen, Ji-Ku
“Petite Aiguille” price: Trilobe, Fantasy Night Dune Edition
Prize for the Challenge Watch: MAD Editions Prize, MAD1 Red
Mechanical Clock Price: Van Cleef & Arpels, automaton Bird Fountain
Innovation Award: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Hours Florales Cherry watch
Audacity Prize: Bulgari, Octo Finissimo Ultra 10th Anniversary
Price of Chronometry: Great Seiko, Kodo Constant-force Tourbillon
“Watchmaking Revelation” Prize: Sylvain Pinaud, Origin
Special Jury Prize: Francois Junod, automate and sculptor

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Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Krayon, Bulgari…: here are the best watches of the year 2022 which were awarded at the Oscars of watchmaking in Geneva