Founded in 2001, the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is an annual event that seeks to recognise the contemporary creativity and innovation of watchmakers around the world. The 2020 edition took place on Thursday 12 November at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva. The ceremony, which was presented by French actor Edouard Baer, could also be viewed virtually.


The jury, made up of international professionals from a variety of sectors, including watchmakers, designers, journalist, photographers, etc., awarded 19 prizes to 84 timepieces divided into 14 categories, ranging from luxury watches for men and women to diving chronographs, as well as the Aiguille d’Or, the most prestigious distinction.


The Molitor jewellery shop shows you some of the winners.


Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or

Piaget, Altiplano Ultimate Concept

At just two millimetres thick, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept is the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. The unique design, which includes the case being part of the movement, required four years of work and resulted in five patents.


Innovation Prize

Parmigiani Fleurier, Hijri

The new Hijri Perpetual Calendar by Parmigiani Fleurier is the quintessential expression of culture and haute horlogerie.This perpetual calendar wristwatch based on the Hijri or Islamic lunar calendar indicates hours and minutes, the date in Arabic numerals, and the name and length of the month in poetic Arabic calligraphy.The timepiece also indicates abundant and common years. Moreover, it features a moon phase display in an aventurine sky, a very on-trend material.




Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize

Vacheron Constantin, Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin skeleton


Highly regarded by collectors for its gold cladding and its reliability, this Overseas will take you on a journey into the intricacies of the perpetual calendar. This complication, which ensures extraordinary accuracy until 1 March 2100, is the manifestation of superior performance. The movement contains 276 components and is an outstanding achievement in design and miniaturisation.

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Fondé en 2001, le prestigieux Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève récompense annuellement la créativité contemporaine et l’innovation d'horlogers venus du monde entier. L’édition 2020 s’est déroulée le jeudi 12 novembre à huis clos au Théâtre du Léman de Genève. La cérémonie, présentée par le comédien français Edouard Baer, pouvait également être suivie à distance.


Le jury, composé de professionnels internationaux (horlogers, designers, rédacteurs, photographes, etc.) a décerné 19 récompenses pour 84 garde-temps répartis en 14 catégories, allant des montres de luxe pour hommes et femmes aux montres de plongée, ainsi que l'Aiguille d’Or, le prix le plus prestigieux.

La bijouterie Molitor a sélectionné pour vous certains prix.


Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or

Piaget, Altiplano Ultimate Concept

Avec 2 millimètres d’épaisseur, l’Altiplano Ultimate Concept est la montre mécanique la plus plate du monde. Sa conception, qui se traduit par une fusion du boîtier et du mouvement, a demandé quatre ans de travail et s’est accompagnée du dépôt de cinq brevets.


Prix ​​de l'innovation

Parmigiani Fleurier, Hijri

La nouvelle Hijri Perpetual Calendar de Parmigiani Fleurier incarne la culture et la haute horlogerie. Cette montre-bracelet à calendrier perpétuel hégirien, ou calendrier lunaire islamique, indique les heures et les minutes, la date en chiffres arabes, le nom et la durée des mois présentés par une poétique calligraphie arabe. Cette complication permet aussi d’indiquer les années abondantes et communes. Enfin, elle dispose d’une phase de Lune sur un ciel d’aventurine, matériau très tendance.



Prix​​ de la Montre calendrier et astronomie

Vacheron Constantin, Squelette ultramince à quantième perpétuel d'outre-mer


Apprécié des collectionneurs pour sa robe dorée et sa fiabilité, ce modèle Overseas vous fait voyager dans l’univers du quantième perpétuel. Cette complication, qui assure une extrême précision jusqu’au 1er mars 2100, est la prouesse d’une unique performance. Le mouvement réunissant les 276 composants est quant à lui la preuve d’une réussite en matière de conception et de miniaturisation.

Launched to celebrate the biggest figures in exploration, Spirit is the latest collection presented by Longines. What do these adventurers have in common? They all wore watches by the winged hourglass brand.


Amelia Earhart, all alone


Amelia Eahart bought her first plane in 1921, at age 24. In 1928, she became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back. Four years later, the young American pilot reached Northern Ireland after a 14-hour 56-minute flight, thus becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her Longines chronograph accompanied her as a navigation instrument.


Elinor Smith takes to the skies


“I knew from age 6 that I wanted to fly", stated Elinor Smith. She made her first solo flight in 1926, at age 15. In 1931, she accomplished the feat of flying higher than anyone had before, reaching 9,929 metres. She asserted that her Longines watch worked perfectly, even under the most extreme conditions.


Paul-Emile Victor braves the extremes


In 1936, the scientist and explorer Paul-Emile Victor spent 49 days in Greenland at temperatures that dropped as low as 40°C below zero. “I fondly remember the three Longines chronometers I took with me to calculate longitude during our crossing of the Greenland ice desert in 1936. They were the difference between success and failure”, he declared at the end of his expedition.



Howard Hughes against the clock


In 1938, on a flight timed by Longines, Howard Hughes broke the record for the fastest round-the-world flight. His feat took 3 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes. At the most difficult times, at night or over the ocean, he relied on his Longines navigation chronometer to determine his plane's position.



The new Longines Spirit collection


In honour of these pioneers, this year Longines is unveiling a collection that combines innovation with the spirit of adventure. In the brand’s words, this new collection “is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments".


Inspired by pilot’s watches, the watches in this line are fitted exclusively with self-winding movements (L888.4 and L688.4) with silicon hairsprings. The movements build up power reserves of 64 and 60 hours, respectively. The Longines Spirit models come in a three-hand/calendar version (40 and 42 mm) and a chronograph (42 mm) and are available with a matte black, grained silver or blue sunburst dial. All of them are chronometer certified by the COSC.


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