The 84 pre-selected watches and 6 clocks of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie Genève 2023 are competing for the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix or for one of the 20 prizes that reward contemporary watchmaking excellence. The prestigious celebration of horology is announcing winners on 9 November.
UPDATE 09.11.2023: The 2023 winners of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were unveiled on Thursday 9 November at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, at the awards ceremony.
“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4
Innovation Prize: Hautlence, Sphere Series 1
Audacity Prize: Maison Alcée, Persée Azur
Chronometry Prize: Ferdinand Berthoud, Chronomètre FB 3SPC
“Horological Revelation” Prize: Simon Brette, Chronomètre Artisans
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Piaget, Hidden Treasures
Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: Dior Montres, Grand Soir Automate Etoile de Monsieur Dior
Men’s Complication Watch Prize: Voutilainen, World Timer
Iconic Watch Prize: Ulysse Nardin, Freak One
Tourbillon Watch Prize: Laurent Ferrier, Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit
Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Bovet 1822, Récital 20 Astérium
Chronograph Watch Prize: Petermann Bédat, Chronographe rattrapante
Sports Watch Prize: Tudor, Pelagos 39
Jewellery Watch Prize: Bulgari, Serpenti Cleopatra
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Piaget, Altiplano Métiers d’Art – Undulata
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Christopher Ward London, C1 Bel Canto
Challenge Watch Prize: Raymond Weil, Millésime automatic small seconds
Mechanical Clock Prize: L’Epée 1839, Time Fast II Chrome
Special Jury Prize: Svend Andersen and Vincent Calabrese
François-Henry Bennahmias (CEO of Audemars Piguet); Juan Ciola (Head of Communications of Tudor); Elie Bernheim (CEO of Raymond Weil); Mike France (CEO and co-founder of Christopher Ward); Patrick Pruniaux (CEO of Ulysse Nardin); Gaël Petermann et Florian Bédat (Founders of Petermann Bédat); Benjamin Comar (CEO of Piaget); Stéphanie Sivrière (Creative Director of Piaget); Lan Cittadini (Jewellery & Timepieces Global Director of Dior); Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (President of Ferdinand Berthoud); Jean-Christophe Babin (CEO of Bulgari); Antoine Pin (Watchmaking Managing Director of Bulgari); Kari Voutilainen (Owner and watchmaker); Pascal Raffy (President of Bovet 1822); Laurent Ferrier (Founder of Laurent Ferrier); Arnaud Nicolas (CEO of L'Epée 1839); Simon Brette (Independant watchmaker); Samuel Hoffmann (CEO of Hautlence); Alcée et Benoit Montfort (Founders of Maison Alcée); Svend Andersen and Vincent Calabrese (Founders of the AHCI)
GPHG 2023 program
Created in 2020, the GPHG Academy is made up of several hundred members representing significant stakeholders in the main sectors linked to the watch industry. The now 850 Academy members take part in the various stages of the timepiece selection process, and finally rendered their verdict this summer. Using digital means and under notarial supervision, they nominated 90 timepieces. The prize-winners will be determined by the 30-person jury that will meet behind closed doors a few days prior to the ceremony, along with a second vote by the Academy. The 23rd GPHG awards ceremony will be held on 9 November 2023 once again at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.
Following an international tour the shortlisted watches are back in Geneva and exhibited until 12 November at the Musée Rath, in partnership with the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (MAH). The Museum presents – alongside the 90 GPHG nominated timepieces – a foray into the origins of watchmaking through the “Hand & Tool” exhibition. The “Rhabille Ta Pendule” workshop is dedicated to the young generation (aged 8 to 15) – on the program for 90 minutes, participants will be asked to dismantle and reassemble a functional clock under the watchful eye and skill of a watchmaker.
After the ceremony, the winning timepieces of the 2023 edition will be presented from 15 to 20 November 2023 as part of Dubai Watch Week, then at the Kunsthaus in Zurich from 1 to 3 December in partnership with Kaleido Private Bank.
This year the GPHG in partnership with the Fondation de Haute Horlogerie and the Geneva School of Watchmaking organise exciting activities for those interested in fine watchmaking – guided tours, watchmaking workshops, lectures and even a fun quiz game evening. Discover the detailed program here.
Source: press release. Photo credits: GPHG
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