THE OSCARS OF WATCHES ARE COMING!

Here are 6 of the sexiest nominees

By The Editors

The “Oscars of Watches” Just Announced Their Nominees
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02 September 2015

Yesterday, the 15th annual Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) — aka the Oscars of timekeeping — announced the finalists for all 12 categories in competition.

The October 29th ceremony will be presided over by a judging panel of horological luminaries we can get behind. Among them: Dieter Meier — one-half of techno pop team Yello, responsible for the “Oh Yeah” in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — and KISS drummer Eric Singer, who is apparently a notorious watch hound.

The prestigious categories include High-Mech, Chronograph, Tourbillon, Striking, Mechanical Exception and Petite Aiguille, which awards affordability (read: under 5,000 Swiss Francs).

Here are six of the raddest tickers that made the cut. Warning: mild sticker shock ahead.

BULGARI OCTO FINISSIMO SMALL SECONDS in Pink Gold, $24k

MONTBLANC HERITAGE CHRONOMÉTRIE EXOTOURBILLON MINUTE CHRONOGRAPH VASCO DA GAMA – LIMITED EDITION 60 in White Gold, $48k

MB&F HOROLOGICAL MACHINE N°6 in Titanium, $214k


AKRIVIA TOURBILLON CHIMING JUMP HOUR
 in Steel, $180k

A. LANGE & SÖHNE ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER in Platinum, $440k

JAQUET DROZ THE CHARMING BIRD in Or Gris, $411k

Want one? Vote here for the Public Prize — also gets you an automatic entry to win a DeWitt Glorious Knight Chronograph.

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