Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2018. Ladies’


The most important awards of the watch world are near. It’s time to better know the competing watches. Let’s start with the Ladies’ section.

Bovet 1822 Amadéo Fleurier 39 Fan

The fan on the mother-of-pearl dial is painted by the artists of the manufactory by hand, the bezel is fully set with diamonds and the automatic movement has a three-day power reserve. The trademark Amadeo case can easily transform a wrist watch into a table clock or pendant.

Why it’ll likely win: Superb dial decoration.

Why it won’t likely win: We’ve seen many watches like this from Bovet. There’s nothing quite new here.

Bvlgari Lvcea Tubogas Skeleton

As the company proudly states, the piece is powered by a skeletonized caliber designed specifically for women. The 33-mm case is made of pink gold while the bezel, large letters on the dial and the base of the bracelet are fully set with diamonds.

Why it’ll likely win: Bold design. Ladies’ skeleton is a rare beast.

Why it won’t likely win: Bold design.

Chanel Boy-friend Skeleton

While the trademark shape of the case is an obvious reference to the familiar design of the Chanel N°5, the best part this time is of course hidden inside. Or as we better put it, not hidden at all: the brand does not often go for the in-house movements, and the introduction of a skeletonized caliber with almost symmetrical architecture it surely a huge step to the realm of haute horlogerie.

Why it’ll likely win: A real horological achievement by the renowned fashion brand.  

Why it won’t likely win: The design may seem ‘too tech-y’ against some more feminine counterparts.

Chaumet Laurier

The watch is as part of a six jewelry pieces set. The front cover with its precious leaves hides an aventurine dial, and inside the 30-mm white gold case you’ll find an automatic movement. And of course, 446 diamonds weighing 3.34 carats is always a good move for a women’s watch.

Why it’ll likely win: The level of jewelry decoration. 

Why it won’t likely win: May look too classical next to some contemporary designs. 

Moritz Grossmann Tefnut Twist Classic

Dressy silhouette, a ring full of diamonds, meticulously decorated movement, guilloche dial and slightly offset register of a small second— every detail proves the brand’s commitment to the classical aesthetics. Still, there a place for a twist left: the winding is done via the rotating upper part of the strap.

Why it’ll likely win: Solid mechanical part. Rather unusual winding system.

Why it won’t likely win: Nothing actually feminine here except diamonds.

Piaget Possession Lapis Lazuli

The dial of natural lapis lazuli and a matching leather strap are in perfect harmony with the 29-mm case made of pink gold, while the diamond-set bеzel can actually rotate, allowing you to measure time intervals like some of your favorite sports watches.

Why it’ll likely win: Ticks all the ladies’ watch boxes.  

Why it won’t likely win: Plays too safe, nothing unusual here except for the turning bezel.