Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Genève Unveils 2023 Official Nominated Timepieces

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Every year, the end of summer heralds in the most anticipated watch event of the season, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Since 2001, the GPHG has shone a light on the most prestigious watch releases annually, with an exclusive soiree and awards show each November in Geneva, Switzerland.


Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (Photo courtesy of
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (Photo courtesy of

The GPHG Academy is comprised of an impressive collective of industry specialists, journalists, watchmakers, collectors, and other experts from the watch industry. Each year the Academy evaluates hundreds of watches, selecting only the best of the best to represent and compete within each category of this respected yearly competition. While a second round of voting later in the Fall determines the winners, it is the awards ceremony that is the hallmark of this competition. The winners will be announced at the 2nd annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève on November 9th, 2023 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Awards (Photo courtesy of
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Awards (Photo courtesy of

Counting down to the ceremony, watch aficionados will have an opportunity to see these incredible timepieces in person, with five different exhibitions in specially selected cities: Macao (September 25 – 26, 2023), Hong Kong (September 28 – October 1, 2023), Kuala Lumpur (October 5 – 8, 2023), New York (October 18 – 22, 2023), and finally Geneva (October 26 – November 12, 2023). To kick off the festive watch competition season, Oster Jewelers has highlighted a selection of these competing timepieces below – no plane ticket necessary!

MEN’S COMPLICATION CATEGORY: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante

Parmigiani Fleurier once again makes an impressive showing, nominated not once, but four times in this year’s GPHG competition. The platinum edition of their new Micro-Rotor, the Xiali Chinese Calendar, and Flying Tourbillon are all undeniably incredible stand-out pieces that proudly embody the spirit of the manufacturer’s Tonda PF collection, but it is the Minute Rattrapante that truly exemplifies Parmigiani Fleurier’s nuanced and continual evolution.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante - Crown

This follow up to the GMT Rattrapante, released in 2022, allows for the incremental display of time in one & five minutes, on demand. Sleek and sophisticated, the Tonda PF Minute Rattrapante is an elegant timepiece crafted with the utmost attention to detail. The dial retains the hallmarks of the PF Collection with its Grain d’Orge guilloché design in a warm sand grey. Skeletonized delta-shaped hands complete the dial including the hours and minutes, and an unexpected third hand shows off the rattrapante feature in 18k rose gold. Shop the Parmigiani Fleurier collection now.

CHRONOGRAPH CATEGORY: Singer Reimagined 1969 Chronograph

Singer Reimagined 1969 Chronograph

From the Moon Landing to Woodstock, 1969 is a year that will forever be woven in the fabric of our culture. It is also the year that took the watch world by storm with the invention of the first automatic chronograph. It’s fitting that Singer Reimagined, turned to this iconic era to celebrate its latest 1969 collection with the new 1969 Chronograph. This exciting watch celebrates vintage aesthetics while maintaining modern sensibilities and technological sophistication.

Singer Reimagined 1969 DeltaWorks

Featuring the latest iteration of the Agengraphe calibre, The 1969 Chronograph is condensed down to a 40 mm stainless steel case with every important detail accounted for, and provides for a staggering 60-hour event tracking. The jumping hours, jumping minutes, and seconds hands are all mounted centrally, and signal to the 60-second scale on the base. At 6 o’clock an eye-catching time-of-the day function is powered by two rotating disks beneath the dial surface, while on top, SuperLuminova provides supreme clarity for low-light reading. Shop the Singer Reimagined collection now.

SPORTS CATEGORY: Grönefeld 1969 DeltaWorks

Grönefeld 1969 DeltaWorks

Inspired by the Dutch ‘Delta Works,’ Netherlands largest defense system against flooding, the Grönefeld brothers, Bart and Tim, have conceived their first sports utility watch. The model is designed to cope with the perils of water ingress and shocks while still upholding the elevated standards of horology and traditional craftsmanship that are synonymous with the Grönefeld name.

Grönefeld 1969 DeltaWorks

Nearly every visible element of the 1969 DeltaWorks is customizable, making it arguably the most versatile watch in the running for the GPHG Sports category. Three different dial designs/colors, 5 different strap options and finally, a choice of stainless steel inserts or color-coordinated FKM rubber-clad inserts enable a staggering amount of combinations. Learn more about this exciting watch at Oster Jewelers.

PETITE AIGUILLE CATEGORY: Louis Erard Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Konstantin Chaykin

Louis Erard Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Konstantin Chaykin

In a world that often seeks to one-up the level of extravagance, the “Petite Aiguille” category showcases timepieces that deliver unexpected mastery in a competitively priced realm (2000 to 8,000 CHF). What it lacks in gravitas, Louis Erard’s playful collaboration with Konstantin Chaykin makes up for in personality. Drawing inspiration from the infamous Likho charcter of Slavic fairy tales, Louis Erard’s Régulateur calibre has been sacrificed to the most unusual of beasts – The Time-Eater, a mythologically inspired saw-toothed cyclops. 

This fantastical monster shows off a single eye hour sub-dial that “watches” time pass by. Its small seconds “mouth” counter at 6 o’clock devours every second of the day with its menacingly sharp toothy grin. The hour and minute hands have been manipulated into the creature’s arms, with gestures that are left up its collector to interpret. Louis Erard have once again turned the watch industry upside down with this whimsical, yet accessible watch collaboration. Shop the Louis Erard collection now.

CHALLENGE CATEGORY: NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus 38 Electric Green

NOMOS Club Campus Electric Green 38 on the wrist

The GPHG Challenge category provides an opportunity for watches under 2000 CHF to shine. Built on a foundation of luxury minimalism and affordable pricing, NOMOS always impresses with their clean no-fuss dial faces and masterful movements. The NOMOS Club Campus Electric Green continues this tradition with an exciting splash of green that adds a little drama to the wrist.

NOMOS Club Campus Electric Green 38 Closeup

 This sporty timepiece offers supreme visibility thanks to its SuperLuminova coated numerals, hands, and hour markers. A bright orange second hand glows blue in the dark allowing for easy reading on the go. Inside, the highly precise Alpha manually wound calibre keeps things ticking, and only needs winding once every two days. Club Campus Electric Green is for those that aren’t afraid to stand out with their personal style, and make a statement on the wrist. Shop the NOMOS collection now.

Louis Erard La Petite Second Metropolis Salmon Louis Erard x The Horophile
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