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The guest list at the awards ceremony in Geneva in November reads like the "Who’s Who" of international watchmaking. However, the GPHC is more than just a high-class evening event. The 72 nominees for the GPHG are put on display at various exhibitions in major cities around the world in the two months prior to the awards ceremony. Recent years have seen these exhibitions visit places such as Zurich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Geneva, Beijing, Macao, Dubai and New Delhi. They give a select audience of interested visitors the chance to marvel at the year’s best and most exquisite timepieces all under one roof.
Following the awards ceremony, the twelve victorious watches, along with the winners of the "Aiguille d’Or," the Revival Prize and the Public Prize, also go on show in another exhibition, which in recent years has been held in Dubai.
The most beautiful specimens from 40 different watch brands will be on display in Geneva again this year. For the first time, the jury will distinguish two recently created categories in order to pay tribute not only to timeless elegance, but also to today's trends: The "Challenge Watch Price" honors perfection at modest prices, while the "Audacity Price" rewards creative freedom.
LGT has been supporting the GPHG since January 2017 as its main sponsor. Watchmaking is all about quality and innovation – values that also epitomize LGT. By sponsoring the GPHG, we hope to promote the long tradition of watchmaking in Switzerland and the inestimable value of high-precision Swiss craftsmanship on the international stage.