Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2023. Oscar night in the watch world.

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2023. Oscar night in the watch world.

The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, better known as GPHG and often dubbed the "Oscars" of fine watchmaking, is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the luxury timepiece industry. Held annually in Geneva since 2001 by the non-profit Musée de l'Horlogerie et de l'Emaillerie, the GPHG recognizes the year's pinnacle creations and the ingenious artisans behind them.

For brands competing across categories spanning Iconic classics to progressive Innovation, taking home one of these coveted prizes represents the utmost honor and worldwide recognition. The gala ceremony itself has become a grand spectacle rivalling other star-studded events.

This year's edition saw some stunning pieces take top prizes. In the most prestigious category - the famous "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix - it was Audemars Piguet's Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 that took home the ultimate prize. Audemars Piguet impressed with an ultra-complex watch boasting an array of high complications while still maintaining elegant aesthetics. 

The Ladies' Watch Prize went to Piaget "Hidden Treasures'' for its outstanding feminine timepiece. Meanwhile, another top award - Ladies' Complication Watch Award was claimed by Dior Montres for the creative Grand Soir Automate Etoile de Monsieur Dior.

On the men's side, Voutilainen took home the Men's Complication Watch Prize for the exquisite Voutilainen World Timer model. And in the Iconic Watch category, Ulysse Nardin amazed with their boundary-pushing Freak One watch.

Other prominent winning brands in 2023 included Bulgari, Christopher Ward London, Raymond Weil and L'Epée 1839.

As the 2023 GPHG now concludes with new names entering the event’s vaunted Hall of Fame, early momentum already builds towards 2024. Connoisseurs around the globe eagerly anticipate what magnificent horology feats and potential underdog stories may unfold under the bright lights of the GPHG stage next year. For one autumn week every twelve months, Geneva becomes the epicenter of master craftsmanship and imagination in the watch world.