The night opened up with warm tales of the work of Anita Porchet and her teacher, the extraordinary, Suzanne Rohr as told by Aurel Bacs. It was the 2017 GPHG Jury that had decided to honor the artists’ work and life with the Special Jury Prize.

From there it was straight on to the watch awards. You’ll find the winners listed here along with short clips, published by the GPHG Foundation, of representative individuals from the winning brands sharing their thoughts off stage.

Special Jury Prize: Suzanne Rohr & Anita Porchet

“Petite Aiguille”: Tudor Black Bay Chrono

Revival Watch: Longines Avigation BigEye

Longines Avigation BigEye
Longines Avigation BigEye

Sports: Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Chronograph: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

Men’s: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic

Ladies’: Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton

Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton
Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton

Ladies’ High-Mech: Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

Ladies’ High-Mech: Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
Ladies’ High-Mech: Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Automate

Jewelry: Chopard Lotus Blanc Watch

Artistic Crafts: Voutilainen Aki-No-Kure

Calendar: Greubel Forsey QP à Équation

Travel Time: Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde

Tourbillon and Escapement: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton

Mechanical Exception: Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

Innovation: Zenith Defy Lab

Zenith Defy Lab
The 44mm Defy Lab case is made from Aeronith – the world’s lightest aluminium composite material

Best Young Student at the Geneva Watchmaking School: Besarta Murti

“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Chopard L.U.C Full Strike