GPHG 2021 – Watch Industry Oscar’s Exposed

Give timeandtidewatches.com credit for taking on the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – the watch industry’s “Oscars.” Do the GPHG awards really reflect the people’s choice? T&T asks. The obvious answer: no. “Each year an academy of industry experts, journalists and influencers is assembled to determine the nominees for these prestigious awards – with 30 of these members ultimately selected to serve as the final jury.” That’s not the undemocratic half of it. GPHG 2021 corruption runs deep . . .

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GPHG Petite Aiguille Award Explained

If you want free wine in France, just say “quand je suis sous, je parle mieux.” When I’m drunk, I speak better. If you’re a watchmaker who wants to win the Petite Aiguille award, just submit an inexpensive watch to The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s (GPHG). A timepiece that sells for a price between . . .

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Iconic Watch – What’s That?

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is the watch industry’s Academy Awards. This year, 84 watches are vying for an award in 14 categories. We’ll have a look at some of the contenders in the days ahead. Meanwhile, clock the timepieces competing for the Iconic watch award. What exactly is an iconic watch?

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GHPG Chronometry finalists

GPHG: Chronometry Finalists

So many watches, so many wonderful posts! We’ve had an in-depth look at three of the Ladies‘, Ladies’ Complication, Men’ and Mens’ Complication categories in the watch industry Oscars: the Grand Prix Horologie De Genève. Today’s post offers pics and edited copy from three of the GPHG Chronometry Finalists . . .

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