On Wednesday October 22nd, the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) officially inaugurated in Geneva the exhibition presenting the 72 watches pre-selected by its 2014 jury. The travelling exhibition, on show at the Cité du Temps from October 23rd to November 2nd , provides a unique opportunity to admire the year’s finest timepieces all in one venue.

The windows hosting the timepieces have been conceived by the preorder&soldout studio. These two HEAD alumni have created an original scenography based on a woodcarving technique.

Carlo Lamprecht and Carine Maillard, President and Director of the GPHG foundation, highlighted the media enthusiasm generated by the travelling exhibition in both India and China – a successful outcome that is especially significant for the reputation of Switzerland and of watchmaking in these countries. As the final stage of this roadshow, the laureate watches that win the 2014 awards will be presented after the prize-giving ceremony at the SalonQP in London from November 6th to 8th.

 

 Carlo Lamprecht Carine Maillard

Carlo Lamprecht Carine Maillard, President and Director of the GPHG foundation, during the press conference held on October 22nd. © GPHG

 

Created in 2001, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève annually rewards the excellence of watchmaking creations and enables the public to follow the evolution of this art. The  prize-giving ceremony will take place at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on October 31st 2014, attended by Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, the cantonal authorities of Geneva, as well as representatives of the international watch industry.

The proceedings, hosted in tandem by Frédéric Beigbeder and Melanie Winiger, will be broadcast live and in English on the official GPHG website (gphg.org), as well as on Euronews.com, Hodinkee.com, Worldtempus.com and on the Léman Bleu TV channel.

Net surfers have until October 28th to cast their vote for the Public Prize by choosing their favourite model on gphg.org.

See our special GPHG section.