The Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) already has the finalists for the best watches of the year. This is the parade of hours that can become stars of the year on November 9th. 90 watches compete, including 6 table clocks, in 15 categories. Only one of them will win the “Aiguille d ‘Or” Grand Prix, the award for the best timekeeper of the entire year. In 2022, this medal went to MB & F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo.
Audemars Piguet and Piaget each have five nominations. They are followed by IWC, Chopard and Parmigiani Fluierer with 4. Bulgari, Bovet and TAG Heuer participate with three. The Men’s and Women’s category includes watches with hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve and/or classic lunar dates. In the case of the Iconic category, it refers to models that have been on the market for more than 20 years and are already a classic. If it is La Petite Aiguille, they are watches between CHF 2,000 and CHF 8,000.In Challenge, nominated watches cost less than CHF 2,000.
Thomas Kaufmann is an expert in Swiss horology and a passionate advocate for the art of Swiss watchmaking. He has devoted his career to theSwitzerland’s finest timepieces, working in all the layers of watchmanking, from precision mechanism workshops to major swiss brand promotions around the world. As the founder and lead writer of the “Swiss Made Watch” blog, he provides in-depth insights and detailed analyses, showcasing his profound knowledge and appreciation for these artisanal timepieces. Thomas’s engaging articles and thorough reviews not only educate but also connect with a worldwide community of enthusiasts, fostering a deeper understanding of the Swiss watchmaking tradition. His work plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting this rich cultural heritage for future generations.