The winner of the coveted Aiguille d'Or was announced Wednesday at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie awards, and the lucky recipient is none other than the Chopard L.UC. Full Strike. The Full Strike was released earlier this year at Baselworld and made waves as the company's first minute repeater. We did an in-depth review of the watch here and as you may remember, it did not disappoint. However, we should note that the competition this year was pretty stiff, including the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 or the A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual "Pour le Mérite." Regardless, it's always fun to watch these awards and follow along. Here is a complete list of the winners. Congratulations to all!
The Zenith Defy Lab, winner of the Innovation Prize.
Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab
“Revival” Prize: Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye
The Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton won for best ladies’ watch.
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic won for the best men’s watch.
Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversarie, winner of best chronograph.
Chronograph Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda Chronor Anniversaire
Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton
Calendar Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey, QP à Équation
Travel Time Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, Toric Hemisphères Rétrograde
The Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Gran Complication 3600,, winner of the Mechanical Exception Prize.
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600
The Tudor Black Bay Chronograph, winner of “Petite Aiguille.”
“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Chrono
Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Marine Regatta
Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard, Lotus Blanc Watch
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, Aki-No-Kure
Special Jury Prize: Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet
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