VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

d'Horlogerie to be held in Noveber 2007. 

This Grand Prix is open to all watch brands (not only those in Geneva), the jury is composed of 11 membres essentially journalists and collectors. These watches have been preselected, a first round of votes  will reduce the number of contestants to 10 watches per category, the final votes will take place end of Nov/ Early Dec 2007.

To see all the nomminees and the contest rules please click on the following link: http://www.worldtempus.com/wt/2/1182

Best Ladie's Watch

1972 Petite Modele

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Coussin Squelette Manual wind:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Egerie:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Best Men's Watch

Chronometre Royal 1907:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Patrimony Contemporaine Bi-retrograde Day/Date:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Patrimony Contemporaine Automatic:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Best Design Watch

Metiers D'art : Les Masques:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Best Jewelry Watch

1972 Grand Modele:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Kalla Moonphase:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Best Complicated Watch

Patrimony Traditionnelle 2755:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Patrimony Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Skeleton:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

Best Sports Watch

Overseas Dual Time:

VC watches selected in 6 categories at the Geneva Grand Prix

 

very interesting contenders! I always wondered why it was always the
08/10/2007 - 17:43

same brands that won but after having seen the pre selection and the name of the members of the jury I guess its the same brands who win just because they are the best!!

I can't imagine how the Masks or the Patrimony Grand Comp could not win

My votes
08/10/2007 - 20:07

Man's watch: Patrimony Automatic

Design watch: Urwerk 103

Complicated: VC Grand Comp

Sports watch: AP Alinghi forged carbon case

WOW thanks! If I were on the jury my votes would go to
08/10/2007 - 18:43

Lady's watch

Definately the 1972, just gorgeous

Man's watch

Very very tough but it would go to Kari Voutilainen Chronometer

Design watch

The masks, do I need to explain why? :-)

Jewel watch

Once again the 1972, I'm surprised at this choice because normally Cartier or Van Cleef would be the natural choice

Complicated watch

Very tough choice between the VC Grande Complication and the Richard Mille 012, but I finally went for the RM for its more innovative design

Sports watch

Man there are some ugly contestants!! I really like the look of the Favre Leuba (I didn't know they had been revived)

Doc's votes go to.
08/10/2007 - 19:05

Egirie, which I think is an underestimated ladies watch.

Very nice

And for the men's watch, Patrimony Contemporaine,

without date

Cheers

Doc

This is fun, I'll play. My votes go to
08/10/2007 - 19:19

Lady's watch

The Skeleton cushion (didn't see this in your SIHH write up Alex, were afraid your wife would ask you for one  ?)

Man's watch

Either the Patrimony Bi-Retrograde  or the Van Cleef Paris Sky (don't flame me but what an amazing watch!!)

Design Watch

Tough choice. Since every one else is going to vote for the Masks my vote goes to Urwerk's amazing 103 and Wyler (never heard of the brand but cool watch)

Complicated watch

The VC 2755 hands down

weird selections in certain categories!! I would vote for
08/10/2007 - 23:26

Men's watch:

I can't choose between these 2

JLC

Design

Genta Gefica

The Masques

Complicated watch

This Harry Winston watch is just nuts!!

Sports watch

I don't know why the PP 5712 was not selected but sice I like the Nautilus I vote for the 5980

Pics quality
08/11/2007 - 19:14

It's really a pity to see that most of press kits pictures are not made with "real" watches. It's often CAD images... We all prefer mechanical vs. quartz, so shouldn't we have real photos instead of renderings ? Our judgements can be biased.

Anyway... it will be a tough competition; there are so many beautiful timepieces !

agree 100%!! (nt)
08/11/2007 - 21:23

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That's what explains the success of internet sites because we actually
08/11/2007 - 21:42

get to see in the flesh photos of the watches