Our fellow Dutch man Bart and Tim Grönefeld did it again, they received their second GPGH award. This time for their Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire as best Men’s Watch.
The GPHG is considered the ‘Oscars of Watchmaking’ and was held at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland on November 10th, 2016. More than 1.500 guests attended the red-carpet gala ceremony.
An international 25-member jury has chosen the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire as the best watch in the men’s category.
Presented at Baselworld earlier this year, the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire features an eight seconds constant force mechanism. The jury praised the aesthetics of the new case and dial but also the spectacular view and the mechanical art of the movement.
This is not the Remontoires first prize. In fact this GPHG award is the FIFTH prize! Earlier this year the Remontoire took the “Special Jury Prize” of Temporis in Bucharest, shortly after a prize at the SIAR watch fair in Mexico and last but not least: two prizes in Warshaw, Poland. The best “Classic Watch” and the best overall prize: The “Grand Prix”.
The Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire features an eight seconds constant force mechanism, ensuring the force serving the balance wheel does not wane.
From the mainspring being fully wound to the last minute of the 35 hours of power reserve, when the stop works intervenes, the force never fluctuates.
The result is that the amplitude and rate remain consistent, leading to superior precision.