The ‘Oscars’ of the Watch World: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Grand Théâtre de Genève lit up by Gerry Hofstetter.

In the world of watches, the top prize is The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, was created in 2001.

The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is globally recognised as a public interest organisation.

Who is The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The Foundation is made up of five founding member; 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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 The Mission The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The main objective of the Foundation of the GPHG is to contribute, thanks to its label, to promoting Swiss watchmaking and its values around the world.

Annual Awards of Excellence in Watchmaking

The Foundation annually organises 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.

The GPHG prizegiving ceremony held in November of each year at Grand Théâtre de Genève draws elite representatives of the international watchmaking profession.

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Traveling Exhibition Showcases the Winners

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.

Serving the World of Watches

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. Visit http://www.gphg.org

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