Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2023: The Finalists Are Announced!

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2023: The Finalists Are Announced!

For this year’s eagerly anticipated timepiece competition, the nominees are…

By Watchonista

The watch world doesn’t really have its own version of the Academy Awards. However, that said, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is about as close as the watch industry comes to a peer-nominated awards program with the appropriate amount of gravitas.

For the 2023 edition, for which the awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2023, in Geneva, the list of finalists includes 84 watches and 6 clocks broken out into 15 categories. And while each prize category will have one declared winner, it is an incredible honor even to be nominated. Meanwhile, only one singular timepiece can win the coveted Aiguille d’Or trophy (a.k.a. GPHG’s version of a best-of-show prize). Last year, the Aiguille d’Or Grand Prize went to MB&F’s Legacy Machine Sequential Evo masterpiece.

In the weeks leading up to the official ceremony, the GPHG will taking the competing watches on a global tour so that watch enthusiasts can drool over these mechanical marvels in the metal.

Once again, Watchonista is proud to support the GPHG as a media partner; we are now in our 10 year as a partner with the over 20-year-old competition. Be sure to check our website and social media channels for all the latest news leading up to the big event.

The 2023 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Nominees

Below, you’ll find the list of this year’s GPHG finalists. Throughout the year, Watchonista has covered many of the nominated models. So, make sure to click on the links to learn more!


• Arnold & Son | Perpetual Moon 38 Mintnight

• Beauregard | Lili Bouton

• Hermès | Arceau Petite Lune

Piaget | Limelight High Jewelry watch

• Van Cleef & Arpels | Ludo Secret watch

• XRby La Montre d'Art | Espressione Romantica

Ladies’ Complication

• ANDERSEN Genève | Arctic Sunrise Andersen Genève 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


• Audemars Piguet | Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel

De Bethune | DB28xs Starry Seas

Ferdinand Berthoud | Chronomètre FB 3SPC

Parmigiani Fleurier | Tonda PF Micro-Rotor

• Simon Brette | Chronomètre Artisans

• Xhevdet Rexhhepi | Minute inerte

Men’s Complication

• ArtyA | Tiny Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

Audemars PiguetRoyal Oak Concept Split-Seconds Chronograph GMT Large Date

• Bovet 1822 | Récital 27

• Parmigiani Fleurier | Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante

Piaget | Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

• Voutilainen | World Timer



Arnold & Son | Ultrathin Tourbillon Gold

Bovet 1822 | Virtuoso XI

Bulgari | Octo Roma Striking Papillon Tourbillon

HYT | Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires

• Laurent Ferrier | Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit

Parmigiani Fleurier | Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon

Calendar & Astronomy

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 | Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian

Mechanical Exception

• Audemars Piguet | Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4

Czapek | Place Vendôme Complicité

Hautlence | Sphere Series 1

Jacob & Co. | Astronomia Revolution

Louis Vuitton | Tambour Opera Automata

• Rudis Sylva | RS 23


Audemars Piguet | Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

De Bethune | DB Eight

Grand Seiko | Tentagraph

• Peterman Bédat | Chronographe rattrapante

• Singer Reimagined | 1969 Chrono

TAG Heuer | Carrera Chronograph Skipper


Chopard | Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF

DOXA | Army

• Grönefeld | 1969 DeltaWorks

IWC Schaffhausen | Ingenieur Automatic 40

TAG Heuer | Monza Flyback Chronometer

Tudor | Pelagos 39


• Bulgari | Serpenti Cleopatra

• Chopard | Pure Happiness

• Damiani | Margherita Watch

Gucci Timepieces | G-Timeless Planetarium with colored stones

Piaget | Swinging Sautoir

• Van Cleef & Arpels | Ludo Secret Mystery Set emeralds watch

Artistic Crafts

• ANDERSEN Genève | Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

• Louis Moinet | Savanna Tourbillon Tiger

Piaget | Altiplano Métiers d'Art - Undulata

• Sarpaneva Watches | Näkki

• Van Cleef & Arpels | Lady Duo de Lions watch

“Petite Aiguille”

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 | Black Bay


• Kurono Tokyo | GMT 1

NOMOS Glashütte | Club Campus 38 electric green

• Raymond Weil | Millésime automatic small seconds

• Seiko | Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT

• Studio Underd0g | Watermel0n (Perpétuel Limited Edition)

• Timeless Swiss Watch | HMS 003

The World Tour

The 84 watches shortlisted this year by our Academy will be exhibited in Macao on 25 and 26 September; then in Hong Kong from 28 September to 1 October as part of the new Timeless Watch Week; in Kuala Lumpur from 4 to 8 October in partnership with The Hour Glass; in New York from 18 to 22 October with Watches of Switzerland; and finally in Geneva from 25 October to 12 November 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. Visitors will also be able to take part in guided tours, talks, games and introductory watchmaking workshops.

(Photography by Liam O'Donnell & Pierre Vogel)

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