This Year’s Competing Watches

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has released this year’s participating watches: a total of 150 models compete in 14 different categories, including two new ones. The Diver’s category is dedicated “to watches linked to the world of diving, whose functions, materials and designs are suited to this activity”. The second new category (Iconic) is open “to watches from an emblematic collection that has been exercising a lasting influence on watchmaking history for more than 25 years”. In addition, the Calendar and Astronomy category is back for the award’s 19th edition and is reserved for men’s mechanical watches with at least one calendar and/or astronomical complication. The Horological Revelation Prize is also returning in 2019, allowing the jury to reward a creation from a younger brand. GPHG Director Carine Maillard: “The mission of the GPHG is to acknowledge the vitality and creativity of the watchmaking art in all its diversity. We adapt the prize list each year based on trends especially observed at the main watch shows”.

The most popular category this year is Men’s Complications with 23 entries, followed by Challenge with 22 entries (more information about the competing watches after the click):

Among the ten brands with the most entries, Zenith has entered more watches than anyone else this year, followed by IWC, Bulgari and Chopard:

GPHG 2019 participating brands
GPHG 2019: The 10 brands with the most entries

The 2019 shortlist will be announced on Monday, September 2, the final list of award-winners will be announced on Thursday, November 7 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.

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