The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and

those that didn't make it.

The Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix is almost the equivalent to watches what the Oscars are to film. Contrary to the Oscars the brands choose to enter the competition and an independent jury shortlists 10 watches to run in each category. The winner shall be announced during a ceremony in Nov in Geneva.

You can see all contestants and categories by clicking here


Ladies WatchPatrimony Traditionnelle 

The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and


Man's WatchHistoriques 1955

The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and

Jewelry WatchKalla Haute Couture

The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and
Complication WatchPatrimony Traditionnelle 2253
The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and
Sports WatchOverseas Dual Time steel/titanium

The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and
Those who didn't make it:

Design/Concept WatchMaki-e

The VCs selected to compete for the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and

Good luck to VC (nt)
09/08/2010 - 13:47
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Feeling confident for the 1955. It's absolutely...
09/09/2010 - 19:30
...sensational in the flesh (I saw it at the Masterpiece Salon). Quite surprised by the FP Journe Vagabondage - i didn't know he made watches like that.  A couple of questions, Alex - do they take account of a watch's price when judging? Secondly, how do you tell the time with the VC Kalla watch?!
yes the Journe is pretty impressive! The jury does not
09/09/2010 - 21:36
Take into account the price but the aesthetics, movement etc... To read the time on the Kalla you need to lift the hidden lid on top!
Easy choice, 1955, and actually,
09/10/2010 - 13:06
to be honest, it's competitors looks quite uninteresting. Nearly tragic seeing AP version 10.000 of RO.. as they kept on with the Reverso. Even more astonishing for me, is that Hublot survives, by doing a copy of the old AP original, year after year. I wonder who are the buyers. Would love to see a profile of them! Design watches, like Mille, who not even has it's own watchmaking, I belive has seen it's days. When I meet people who are in their 30s and I actually met more this year than ever, they don't want that type of watches! Young men who are making some money and want to have a real watch. Many of them are talking about VC, the clean watches like Patrimony and 1955, many of them are also intersted in GP, especially the Vintage 45 series!  I noticed an increasing interest in form watches. I have as some of you know, always liked form watches. We have had round wristwatches to 90% for 60 years now... Today I wear this from 2006 and I see that GP still comes with a version of it... Creating new models that will be interesting for years, isn't easy, I'm very glad seeing VC to manage doing that now, in a way that is amazing! Good luck doc
here's one of my favorites for the mans watch category:
09/13/2010 - 15:21
Laurent Ferrier Tourbillon
I agree Alex, this is my personal favorite of the group.
09/13/2010 - 19:16
vc
I agree Alex, this is my personal favorite of the group.
09/13/2010 - 19:17
vc
Doc, I love your GP World Time Chrono...
09/13/2010 - 19:20
I personally think that the 1955 and calibre 2253 will win in their categories. Both are incredible in their own ways. Best, Mike
Design/Concept category
09/11/2010 - 13:08
One other thought - couldn't VC enter one of the spectacular Malte versions in the Design/Concept category? Maybe the 'Black' watch you posted a couple of weeks back, Alex. Or is it not sufficiently weird to stand a chance of winning...
you can only enter watches which were launched during the year of
09/13/2010 - 11:51
the Grand Prix meaning only watches launched in 2010 can enter, the cool black Malte was launched in 2008
My vote / bet..
09/13/2010 - 20:26
For lasies - Van Cleef & Arpels For Men: Laurent Ferrier Concept: MB&F Jewelery: VC Kalla Complicated: Greubal Forsey / Voutilainen / VC (aaaargh! impossible) Sport: Richard Mille ... just some thoughts (and probably money down the drain if anyone wants to take any bets!) Gary