GPHG 2023: The Shortlisted Watches

This summer, the 850 members of the GPHG Academy have nominated 90 entries for the shortlist of the 2023 edition. These 84 watches and 6 clocks are now in the running to win one of the 20 prizes at this year’s edition of the GPHG, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix best-in-show award (follow this link for the full list). The brands with the most nominations are:

Piaget (5), Audemars Piguet (5), Van Cleef & Arpels (4), Chopard (4), Parmigiani (4), IWC (3), Bovet (3), TAG Heuer (3), Bulgari (3).

The 41-mm Alpine Eagle Cadence 8F from Chopard (ref. 298600-3020) houses one of the most advanced movements from Chopard’s workshops: the chronometer-certified Chopard Calibre 01.12-C featuring a high-frequency escapement beating at 57,600 vibrations per hour (8 Hz). The titanium watch is one of 84 pieces shortlisted this year (in this case the new “Sports” category).

A Global Tour

Organized in collaboration with local partners, the 84 watches shortlisted this year will be exhibited in Macao from September 25 to 26; then in Hong Kong from September 28 to October 1st as part of the new Timeless Watch Week; in Kuala Lumpur from October 4 to 8 in partnership with The Hour Glass; in New York from October 18 to 22 with Watches of Switzerland; and then in Geneva from October 25 to November 12 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. And in case you were wondering about the varying numbers: shortlisted clocks tend to create some logistical difficulties and therefore remain in Switzerland (the Éveil du Cyclamen from Van Cleef & Arpels, for example, is about 30 cm tall and comes with a base of two pieces of green aventurine and a bowl of purple jade, the list price is CHF 2’580’000).

The 23rd GPHG awards ceremony itself will be held on November 9 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva. The award-winners will be determined by a 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 December 1 to 3 in partnership with Kaleido Private Bank.

To learn more about the GPHG, follow this link.

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  1. Humberto Pacheco

    I was hoping to enlarge my collection of 120 mostly complicated watches but I am disappointed at the designs and at so many copies of old models.

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