Piaget takes home two awards at the 2023 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève
14 NOV 2023
The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève recognised Piaget's bold creativity in the Ladies’ Watch category with Piaget, Hidden Treasures, and the Maison’s dazzling creativity in the Artistic Crafts category with Piaget, Altiplano Métiers d’Art Undulata.
The 2023 winners of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were unveiled on Thursday 9 November at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, at an awards ceremony eagerly awaited by industry stakeholders and watchmaking enthusiasts alike.
Often referred to as the watch industry “Oscars”, this year’s GPHG showcased a striking collection of 90 timepieces, nominated across 15 categories, including the ladies’, men’s, calendar and astronomy, jewellery, and mechanical clock. The winning timepieces were vigilantly chosen by a jury of 30 respected industry professionals from collectors, watchmakers, specialists, and journalists.
Piaget, Hidden Treasures
Here, mastery and artistry meet creativity and audacity, with new timepieces that pulse with the Piaget spirit: bold, distinctive, dazzling, and unique. It is here, between ultimate elegance and unique extravagance that the Maison of Extraleganza was born.
With the signature oval dial half-hidden, the gold work of the bracelet appears to grow over the case and ornamental dial. Each cuff is hand-engraved with different patterns and textures, highlighting Piaget’s expertise in the art of engraving and dedication to Métiers d’Or.
Piaget, Altiplano Métiers d’Art – Undulata
This meticulous piece includes a dozen layers of straw, parchment sycamore, leather, and elytron, patiently assembled by hand to create a mesmerising around the off-centre hours-minutes counter and the ultra-thin flying tourbillon carriage. A signature manufacture movement, the calibre 670P, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, when the bezel is set with baguette-cut diamonds.
For this limited edition of 8 pieces, Rose Saneuil has carefully cut each element before applying them one at a time on the dial. This diligent operation requires precision and patience, as these infinitely thin materials must perfectly fit. It took her over 44 hours to create this intricate dial, a true signature of Piaget’s incredible know-how.
Created in 2001, the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is a Foundation recognised as a public interest organisation since 2011. The main purpose of the Foundation of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is to highlight and yearly reward the most remarkable contemporary creations and promote the watchmaking art worldwide.
The GPHG notably plays this unifying promotional role by staging an annual competition involving several hundreds of watches marketed during the year and attributing the highest awards in this domain. In doing so, it contributes to enhancing the traditions, skills, and values of Swiss – and indeed universal – watchmaking culture.
The GPHG awards ceremony held in November of each year draws elite representatives of the international watchmaking profession, united in honouring the finest creations and stakeholders who daily breathe vitality and creativity into the watchmaking world. Twenty or so prizes, including the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix (Best in Show) distinction are awarded on this occasion.
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