Keeping Time: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Rooted in Honor and Preservation

Considered the “Oscars” of the watch world, Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) exudes great love and appreciation for fine timepieces, their main objective is to contribute, thanks to its brand, to promoting Swiss watchmaking and its values around the world.shortimage grand prix

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève was created in 2001; the Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is a globally recognized public interest organization, officially established in Geneva on May 31st 2011. Its five founding members are 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. All the founding members are represented on the Board of the Foundation, which is chaired by Mr. Carlo Lamprecht, former President of the Geneva State Council.

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Focused on Preservation

Each year, the Foundation organizes the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), which is intended to salute the excellence of worldwide horological production and annually rewards the finest creations and the most important operators in the watchmaking sector.

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Awarding and Displaying Excellence in Timepieces

The GPHG awards ceremony is held annually in November at Grand Théâtre de Genève draws elite representatives of the international watchmaking profession. The watches pre-selected for the GPHG, as well as the winners, take part in a travelling exhibition that enables an international audience to discover and admire the finest timepieces of the year, exceptionally united on this occasion. This exhibition is held each year during the months of October and November in the countries that generate the greatest interest in the watch market.

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To serve the best interests of the industry, the Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) ensures the expertise of an Advisory Committee of the profession. This Committee, which meets annually, is to advise the members of the Foundation Board, particularly regarding the selection of the jury. It is open to all leaders of watch brands and recognized experts in the field. www.gphg.org

Complicated Ladies’ Watch Award for Van Cleef & Arpels at the 2013 GPHG

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