Often called the Oscars of the world of watchmaking, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) will be held this year at Grand Théâtre de Genève on 9 November. This will be the 23rd edition of the prestigious award ceremony. The entrants for this year have been revealed.
Currently chaired by Raymond Loretan, the GPHG was created in 2001. The Foundation — The Republic and Canton of Geneva, The City of Geneva, The Musée International de l'Horlogerie/International Museum of Horology (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, The Geneva Laboratory of Horology and Microengineering (Timelab), and The Edipresse Group — annually organises the ceremony, honouring some of the finest watch brands and timepieces in the world.
For the GPHG 2023, watch brands were invited to submit their entries by June 23 (the process started in mid-May) via the dedicated digital platform. Only those timepieces that were commercialised after May 2022 and those that will be commercialised latest by the end of October 2023, are eligible to take part. For this year, there are 15 categories in total; there is also a Special Jury Prize. According to GPHG rules, this jury award has to be presented to a personality or an institution or an initiative that has revolutionised fine watchmaking.
Timepieces are selected for the award ceremony in two rounds; this process also involves a 30-member jury, who meets in Geneva. The nominated timepieces travel the world for different exhibitions before the actual award ceremony. An exhibition is also organised after the awards ceremony, showcasing the winning timepieces. The list of Jury 2023 members will be available in October.