2018 GPHG

What We Liked And What We Didn’t Like At The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Plus How Well Our Panel’s Forecasts Did

In this final round table discussion, we discuss the amazing evening of November 9, 2018 and what we thought of the big night’s winners (hint: it was a great night).

Bovet 1822 Récital 22 Grand Récital

Is This The Best Watch Of The Year? Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital Wins The Coveted 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Aiguille d’Or

The astronomical Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital continues the story of the Récital 18 Shooting Star (2016) and the Récital 20 Astérium (2017), all three conceived with the idea of creating world views as seen from the sky. And in a nice touch, it was the sky over Bovet’s home in the Château de Môtiers near Fleurier that was the inspiration for all three of these magnificent watches.

Bovet 1822 Récital 22 Grand Récital

Complete List Of Prize Winners In The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has just finished and here are the brands, watches, and personalities that went home with well-deserved trophies.

Prix Gaïa trophy

The 2018 Gaïa Awards: MB&F’s Maximilian Büsser, Reinhard Meis, And Bovet’s Paul Clementi Honored

Now celebrating its twenty-fifth year, the 2018 Gaïa Awards have honored three outstanding individuals in the world of watchmaking: MB&F’s Maximilian Büsser, Reinhard Meis, and Bovet’s Paul Clementi.

Ladies category pre-selected watches for the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Ladies Category Of The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2018 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. The finalists in the Ladies category are: Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton, Chaumet Laurier, Bulgari Lucea Tubogas Skeleton, Piaget Possession Lapis Lazuli, Bovet 1822 Amadeo Fleurier 39 Fan, and Moritz Grossmann’s Tefnut Twist Classic. Our panel had a clear favorite.

Regulator of the Bovet Braveheart Tourbillon with cylindrical hairspring

The Top-Secret World Of Bovet Hairsprings (Video)

Only a handful of producers are able to make hairsprings, most of which are large-scale industry suppliers. But a few watch brands manufacture their own using recipes and processes, which they keep close to their hearts. Bovet is one of these rare few manufacturers. Take a walk through the factory here thanks to The Watches TV, one in which cameras are usually not allowed.‎

Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital

The Astronomical Grandeur Of The Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital

The astronomical Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital continues the story of the Récital 18 Shooting Star (2016) and the Récital 20 Astérium (2017), all three conceived with the idea of creating world views as seen from the sky. And in a nice touch, it was the sky over Bovet’s home in the Château de Môtiers near Fleurier that was the inspiration for all three of these magnificent watches.

Assembling a hemispherical indicator of the Edouard Bovet Flying Tourbillon

Bovet Fleurier Edouard Bovet Flying Tourbillon: The World At Your Fingertips

Having the world at your fingertips is one thing, but what if it really was just the world underneath your fingertips as a simple representation of a thing so large and complicated no single person could comprehend it all? Bovet Fleurier has a perfect answer: the Edouard Bovet Flying Tourbillon.

Bovet Récital 20 Astérium

Bovet Récital 20 Astérium: The Galaxy On Your Wrist

In January 2017, Bovet announced a new piece that got me excited, and when I finally saw it in the metal it gave me one of those brief moments of escape from the unrelenting march of time. That piece is the Récital 20 Astérium, and it combines a variety of unique and novel creations that give you plenty to think about from across the expanse of the universe.

Pre-selected Mechanical Exception watches in the 2016 GPHG

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Mechanical Exception Category Of The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Quill & Pad’s early Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. In the Mechanical Exception category our panel is split, but one mechanically exceptional timepiece here did garner more votes than the others.