Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2023: Highlights and complete winners list

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By Benedict Unang

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Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2023: Highlights and complete winners list

Following the touring exhibitions of the shortlisted pieces and deliberative voting by Academy members, the final results of the 23rd Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were revealed earlier this month. The much-anticipated ceremony was hosted at Geneva’s Théâtre du Léman and announced the 19 winners in the presence of industry players and watchmaking fans. 

One of the main highlights was the coveted Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix, awarded to Audemars Piguet for the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 watch. This exquisite piece is remarkable as it blends the House’s expertise in horology to create a single self-winding movement that powers 40 functions, including 23 complications. Meanwhile, Vincent Calabrese and Svend Andersen received the Special Jury Prize. The two bagged the prize for establishing the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI), a community of independent watchmakers based in Switzerland. 


In other news, Maison Alcée with the Persée Azur receives the Audacity Prize, which recognises the best watch with an unconventional approach to watchmaking. The Chronometry Prize, on the other hand, was awarded to Ferdinand Berthoud’s Chronométre FB 3SPC while Hautlence took home the Innovation Prize with Sphere Series 1. Last but not least, the Chronomètre Artisans by Simon Brette is the recipient of the Horological Revelation Prize, which honours emerging brands. Check out the complete results of this year’s GPHG below. 



Ladies’ Watch Prize

Arnold & Son, Perpetual Moon 38 Mintnight

Beauregard, Lili Bouton 

Hermès, Arceau Petite Lune

Piaget, Hidden Treasures

Van Cleef & Arpels, Ludo Secret watch

XRby La Montre d’Art, Espressione Romantica 


Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize

Andersen Genève, Arctic Sunrise Andersen Gènever x BCHH

Chopard, Imperiale Jumping Hour

Dior Montres, Grand Soir Automate Etoile de Monsieur Dior

Gucci Timepieces, G-Timeless Planetarium with diamond-studded stars

IWC Schaffhausen, Portofino Perpetual Calendar

Louis Vuitton, Tambour Fiery Heart Automata


Men’s Complication Watch Prize

ArtyA, Tiny Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Concept Split-Seconds Chronograph GMT Large Date

Bovet 1822, Récital 27

Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante 

Piaget, Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

Voutilainen, World Timer


Iconic Watch Prize

Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph

Breitling, Navitimer B01 Chronograph 41

Chopard, L.U.C 1860

IWC Schaffhausen, Ingenieur Automatic 40 

TAG Heuer, Carrera Chronograph 

Ulysse Nardin, Freak One  


Tourbillon Watch Prize

Arnold & Son, Ultrathin Tourbillon Gold

Bovet 1822, Virtuoso X1

Bulgari, Octo Roma Striking Papillon Tourbillon

HYT, Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires

Laurent Ferrier, Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit

Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon 


Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize

Bovet 1822, Récital 20 Astérium

Felipe Pikullik, Moon phase 1

IWC Schaffhausen, Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Lake Tahoe

Massena Lab, Habring²  x Massena LAB Chrono Felix Perpetual 

Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda PF Xiali Chinese Calendar

Piaget, Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian


Chronograph Watch Prize

Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

De Bethune, DB Eight

Grand Seiko, Tentagraph 

Petermann Bédat, Chronographe rattrapante

Singer Reimagined, 1969 Chrono

Tag Heuer, Carrera Chronograph Skipper 


Sports Watch Prize

Chopard, Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF

Doxa, Doxa Army

Grönefeld, 1969 DeltaWorks

IWC Schaffhausen, Ingenieur Automatic 40

TAG Heuer, Monza Flyback Chronometer

Tudor, Pelagos 39



Jewellery Watch Prize

Bulgari, Serpenti Cleopatra

Chopard, Pure Happiness,

Damiani, Margherita Watch

Gucci Timepieces, G-Timeless Planetarium with coloured stones

Piaget, Swinging Sautoir 

Van Cleef & Arpels, Ludo Secret Mystery Set emeralds watch 


Artistic Crafts Watch Prize

Andersen Genève, Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

Louis Moinet, Savanna Tourbillon Tiger

Piaget, Altiplano Métiers d’Art – Undulata

Rudis Sylva, Hymne d’Orient

Sarpaneva Watches, Näkki

Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Duo de Lions watch


Challenge Watch Prize

Kurono Tokyo, GMT1

Nomos Glashütte, Club Campus 38 electric green

Raymond Weil, Millésime automatic small seconds

Seiko, 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT

Studio Underd0g, Watermel0n (Perpétuel Limited Edition)

Timeless Swiss Watch, HMS 003


Mechanical Clock Prize

Alain Silberstein, Travel Alarm Clock iZman

L’Epée 1839, Time Fast II Chrome

Maison Alcée, Persée Azur

Matthew Norman, Diaphane

The Unnamed Society, The Champion Macassar

Van Cleef & Arpels, Éveil du Cyclamen Automation


“Petite Aiguille” Prize

Bulgari, Octo Roma Automatic,

Christopher Ward London, C1 Bel Canto

Habring2, Chrono-Felix Top-Second

Louis Erard, Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Konstantin Chaykin

Massena Lab, Magraph by Massena LAB and Raúl Pagès 

Tudor, Tudor Black Bay 




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