The 15 best watches of 2016 as chosen by the Geneva Grand Prix jury

There will always be delicious argument about the best watches, but the wrist stand-outs of the year have been recognised at the 16th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), as happens each November.

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Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie.

Now you can see if you agree or disagree with the winners as chosen by a prestigious international jury of 27 experts.

While the top  “Aiguiile d’Or” Grand Prix award went to the little- known Ferdinand Berthoud for the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 model, familiar names were also to be found with Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Montblanc, MB&F, Piaget, TAG Heuer and Tudor on the podium along with Chanel, Eberhard & Co, Fabergé and Grönefeld.

Piaget and Girard Perregaux were double winners, and the only surprise to us was the omission of Chanel’s Monsieur de Chanel watch which we rated one of the most interesting of the year.

 Check out the full list…

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 “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Ferdinand Berthoud, Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1

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Ladies’ Watch Prize: Piaget, Limelight Gala Milanese Bracelet

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Ladies’ High-Mech Prize: Girard-Perregaux, Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge

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Men’s Watch Prize: Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire

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Chronograph Watch Prize: Montblanc, 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition

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Tourbillon Watch Prize: Girard-Perregaux, La Esmeralda Tourbillon

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Calendar Watch Prize: MB&F, Legacy Machine Perpetual

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Travel Time Watch Prize: Fabergé, Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

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Mechanical Exception Prize: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie

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“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Tudor, Heritage Black Bay Bronze

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Sports Watch Prize: Eberhard & Co, Scafograf 300

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Jewellery Watch Prize: Chanel, Secret Watch “Signature Grenat”

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Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Piaget, Protocole XXL “Secrets & Lights” Venice Micro-Mosaic

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“Revival” Watch Prize: TAG Heuer, Heuer Monza Chronographe

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Public Prize: Czapek Genève, 33 bis Quai des Bergues

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