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The 22nd Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)

 

 

 

 

 

GPHG. “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, Musée Rath/Genève ©photo:nicolas.lieber@nicolaslieber.ch

 

 

Geneva, 2 November 2022 – After New Dehli and Casablanca, it is in the prestigious setting of the Musée Rath in Geneva that the timepieces from more than 50 brands and nominated by the Academy of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) will be on display from 2 to 20 November.  

 

This exceptional exhibition, organised in partnership with the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève (MAH), brings together 84 watches and 6 clocks in competition, giving rise to an unprecedented dialogue with patrimonial works selected from the watchmaking collections of the Musée d’art et d’histoire (MAH) and the Musée international d’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds (MIH), a rare heritage that retraces the long history of watchmaking.

 

 

 

GPHG exposition / Musée Rath/Genève / ©photo: nicolas.liebe

 


In addition to an extraordinary panorama of watchmaking creativity past and present, this exhibition offers visitors and especially young people an opportunity to better grasp the magic of watchmaking free of charge by taking part in guided tours, lectures and introductory workshops organised with the Geneva Watchmaking School, thanks to the support of the Foundation for Professional and Continuing Education (FFPC). To register, send an email to inscription@gphg.org.

 

 

 

GPHG exposition / musée Rath/Genève / / ©photo: nicolas.lieber

 

 

The 22nd Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)

Selected by an international Academy composed of more than 650 significant stakeholders from the various sectors of the watch industry, the timepieces presented are in the running to win one of the 20 awards, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, which will be handed out on 10 November this year at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva on the occasion of the 22nd GPHG awards ceremony. Hosted by Edouard Baer, the ceremony will be broadcast live on GPHG.org, Euronews.com

 

 

 

 

GPHG – Nominated watches.
©Courtesy GPHG

 

The 650 members of the Academy, representing the various sectors of the profession, selected 90 timepieces out of the 254 entered in this year’s competition, including 84 watches and 6 clocks. Divided into 15 categories, these timepieces are in the running to win one of the 20 prizes of this 22nd edition of the GPHG, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix best inshow award.

 

 

 

Nominated watches on show in India.
©Courtesy GPHG

 

The nominated watches were exhibited in New Delhi and in Casablanca, Morocco.

 

The first stage in the 2022 travelling exhibition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) was held in New Delhi.

 

The watches preselected by the GPHG Academy were the focus of attention among watch lovers, within the prestigious setting of the Leela Palace hotel in New Delhi.

 

These Indian watchmaking days, which began on the evening of 7 September with an official reception at the residence of the Swiss Embassy, united experts and collectors for a rich program of meetings and debates organised by Ethos Watches, partner of this 2022 exhibition in India.

 


India is a fastgrowing market and is destined to become one of the most important in the years ahead. It is also maturing quite steadily to understand and appreciate the emotion and savoirfaire of fine mechanical watch creation. Ethos has been at the forefront of this transformation, and we are indeed delighted and grateful that GPHG agreed to collaborate with us to bring the exhibition of the nominated watches of the awards of the 2022 edition here to New Delhi. It is a unique platform for Indian watch aficionados to come face to face with the best of haute horology, and also for the participating watch brands to engage directly with India and Indian watch lovers.”

Yashovardhan Saboo, Founder and Chairman of Ethos Limited

 
 
 
 
 
 

The GPHG in Morocco, Casablanca
©Courtesy GPHG

 

After New Delhi, the watches nominated by the GPHG Academy flew to Morocco where they were exhibited for the first time on the African continent and admired at the Villa Roosevelt in Casablanca.

 

This exhibition was inaugurated yesterday evening in a ceremony notably attended by Othman Benjelloun, President of BANK OF AFRICA, Raymond Loretan, President of the GPHG Foundation, Carine Maillard, Director of the GPHG Foundation, Quentin Epiney, Founder and CEO of FGP SWISS & ALPS as well as His Excellency Guillaume Scheurer, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kingdom of Morocco.

 


BANK OF AFRICA is particularly proud to invite the Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève to Casablanca. I have a strong personal attachment to Switzerland, the country where I studied engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The prestigious event we are organising illustrates the friendship between Switzerland and the Kingdom along with the quality of our economic relations, particularly through investments in the fields of innovation and technology.

Watchmaking is undoubtedly the best standardbearer for Swiss high technology, its art of living, as well as its values of excellence, perfection and creativity that shared by BANK OF AFRICA.

Mr. Othman Benjelloun, President of BANK OF AFRICA

 

 


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GPHG is extremely happy and grateful to be able to organise this exceptional exhibition in Morocco, the first on the African continent, in partnership with BANK OF AFRICA. This is a unique opportunity for watch lovers to admire live thanks to an original scenography the most beautiful contemporary watch creations from more than 50 different brands and to appreciate the expertise, creativity and innovation behind the emotions they convey. We hope that our presence in Morocco will nurture the interest of aficionados and a new generation of watch lovers.”

Carine Maillard, Director of the GPHG Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated Watches – GPHG
©Courtesy GPHG

 

Back in Geneva, the 90 nominated timepieces will be exhibited from 2 to 20 November at the Musée Rath, in partnership with the Musée d’art et d’histoire (MAH). The presentation of the six timepieces competing in the new “Mechanical Clock” category will give rise to an original dialogue with a matching number of heritage works exceptionally selected from the watchmaking collections of the MAH and the Musée international d’horlogerie in La ChauxdeFonds (MIH). The public will also be able to take part in free guided tours and
introductory workshops on watchmaking (details and bookings:
inscription@gphg.org).

 

 

 

GPHG
Contemporary timepieces and exceptional historical clocks on view at the Musée Rath in Geneva
@nicolaslieber

 

The GPHG Academy held its first vote this summer, after that The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Foundation unveiled the official list of nominees for 2022

 

The 2022 list of awardwinners will be announced on Thursday 10 November at the 22nd GPHG awards ceremony, which will take place at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.


After the ceremony, the winning watches of the 2022 edition will travel to Zurich at the end of November for a private presentation in collaboration with FGP Swiss & Alps, main partner of the GPHG for the past three years. They will finally be exhibited for the first time in New York, from 1 to 4 December, in partnership with Watches of Switzerland.

 

 

Nominated Timepieces

 

 

GPHG
Mmusée Rath/Genève / ©photo: nicolas.lieber

 

 

The 22nd Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)

10 November 2022

Geneva, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

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