The Oscars of the watch industry, Geneva recently hosted the prestigious 2023 edition of their Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). The glittering event, showcasing the crème de la crème of timepieces, concluded with the announcement of the coveted Aiguille d’Or, the event’s highest accolade. Significantly, this year’s GPHG not only celebrated horological excellence but also marked the end of an era for a notable brand’s CEO.

While the GPHG shines a spotlight on the finest in Swiss watchmaking, it’s not without its gaps. Major players like Rolex and several from the Swatch Group and Richemont were notably absent. Yet, despite these absences, the GPHG stands as a unique gathering that annually unites diverse facets of the industry – from intricate clocks and exquisite jewelry to innovative watches.

Taking home the night’s most prestigious title, the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, awarded for the year’s most exceptional timepiece,  was the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4.

Below, see the complete list of winners crowned at the 2023 GPHG, unveiling the timepieces that ticked all the right boxes in this grand horological celebration.

“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix

Audemars Piguet, Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4

Innovation Prize

Hautlence, Sphere Series 1

Ladies’ Watch Prize

Piaget, Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève

Piaget, Hidden Treasures

Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize

Dior, Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Dior Montres, Grand Soir Automate Etoile de Monsieur Dior

Men’s Complication Watch Prize

Voutilainen, Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Voutilainen, World Timer

Iconic Watch Prize

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin, Freak One

Tourbillon Watch Prize

Laurent Ferrier, Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit

Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize


Bovet 1822, Récital 20 Astérium

Chronograph Watch Prize

Petermann Bédat

Petermann Bédat, Chronographe rattrapante

Sports Watch Prize


Tudor, Pelagos 39

Jewellery Watch Prize


Bulgari, Serpenti Cleopatra

Artistic Crafts Watch Prize


Piaget, Altiplano Métiers d’Art – Undulata

“Petite Aiguille” Prize

Christopher Ward London

Christopher Ward London, C1 Bel Canto

Challenge Watch Prize

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil, Millésime automatic small seconds

Mechanical Clock Prize

L’Epée 1839, Time Fast II Chrome

Chronometry Prize

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 3SPC

“Horological Revelation” Prize

Simon Brette Chronomètre Artisans

Audacity Prize

Maison Alcée Persée Azur