The Best New Watch of the Year
Originally published by Hodinkee.
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!
Aiguille d'Or – Chopard, L.U.C Full Strike
The 2017 Winners
Innovation Prize: Zenith, Defy Lab
“Revival” Prize: Longines, The Longines Avigation BigEye
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, Première Camélia Skeleton
Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Arpels Papillon Automate
Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic
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
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600
“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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