Every year, the watch industry gathers for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG)’s, where the most ambitious and impressive timepieces of the year are recognised and celebrated. This year, the event was held under the theme of honouring the past to encourage the future, and was a chance for watch makers and enthusiasts alike to look back at how far timekeeping has come over the centuries.

Now in it’s 19th edition, the GPHG Foundation is no stranger to choosing the best the year has to offer. 84 contestants were chosen by a jury of 30 in a secret balloting to choose winners for 14 categories. This year, four special awards were also handed out, alongside a Special Jury Prize that was awarded to Luc Pettavino, the founder of the Only Watch auction. 

Here, we look at some of the most notable winners this year.