The 850 members of the GPHG Academy have spoken and rendered their verdict this year. Using digital means and under notarial supervision, 90 timepieces have been nominated. These 84 watches and 6 clocks are in the running to win one of the 20 prizes at this 23rd edition of the GPHG, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix best-in-show award.
But where can you physically witness these watches?
Each year, a series of exhibitions brings together the nominated watches prior to the awards ceremony – followed by showings of the competition winners – for an international audience of enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Organised in collaboration with local partners, these exhibitions contribute to the promotion of watchmaking culture around the world, while also offering talks, discussions, workshops as well as other public and private events.
The 84 watches shortlisted this year will be exhibited in
Macao – 25 and 26 September
Hong Kong – 28 September to 1 October as part of the new Timeless Watch Week
Kuala Lumpur – 4 to 8 October in partnership with The Hour Glass
New York – 18 to 22 October with Watches of Switzerland
Geneva – 25 October to 12 November at the Musée Rath, in partnership with the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (MAH).
The latter will be presenting – alongside the 90 GPHG-nominated timepieces – a foray into the origins of watchmaking through the “Hand & Tool” exhibition. Visitors will also be able to take part in guided tours, talks, games and introductory watchmaking workshops (Mediation program).
The 23rd GPHG awards ceremony will be held on 9 November 2023 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva. 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.
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.