The Best New Watch of the Year


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

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The 2017 Winners

The Zenith Defy Lab, winner of the Innovation Prize.
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Innovation Prize: Zenith, 

“Revival” Prize: Longines, 

The Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton won for best ladies’ watch.
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Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel, 

Ladies’ High-Mech Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, 

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic won for the best men’s watch.
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Men’s Watch Prize: Bvlgari, 

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversarie, winner of best chronograph.
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Chronograph Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, 

Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize: Bvlgari, 

Calendar Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey, 

Travel Time Watch Prize: Parmigiani Fleurier, 

The Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Gran Complication 3600,, winner of the Mechanical Exception Prize.
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Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Vacheron Constantin, 

The Tudor Black Bay Chronograph, winner of “Petite Aiguille.”
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“Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Tudor, 

Sports Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, 

Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard,  

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Voutilainen, 

Special Jury Prize: Suzanne Rohr and Anita Porchet

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