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A quick trip through the 5th most important international watch awards

The glamorous world of watchmaking: the award ceremonies. Outstanding achievements are recognized each year through a variety of prestigious awards. Here are the five most important international awards in the watch industry that are sure to make the heart of any watch enthusiast beat faster.

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) – The queen of watch awards

The GPHG, often referred to as the Oscars of the watch industry, is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious prizes in the world. Since its creation in 2001, this prestigious competition has recognized the most outstanding watchmaking creations in various categories such as haute horlogerie, sports watches, ladies’ and men’s watches and technical innovations. Participation in the GPHG is of enormous importance for watch brands, as it not only recognizes excellence, but can also have a significant impact on brand image and sales figures.

Goldene Unruh – The measure of all things in Germany

The Goldene Unruh, a prestigious prize in Germany, is an award presented by readers of the watch magazine “UHREN-MAGAZIN”. This award reflects the opinions and preferences of the readership, making it one of the most authentic and representative awards in the industry. The Goldene Unruh honors the best watches in various categories and underlines the importance of quality, design and craftsmanship from a German perspective.

Prize at Inhorgenta – brilliance from Munich

Inhorgenta Munich, one of the leading international trade fairs for jewelry, watches and gemstones, also awards a coveted prize for outstanding watch creations. Similar to the Goldene Unruh, this prize is based on the votes of experts and the public who visit the trade fair.

Japan Watch Grand Prix – The essence of Japanese watchmaking

The Japan Watch Grand Prix is a tribute to the unique aesthetics, precision and innovation of Japanese watchmakers. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the Japanese watch industry and highlights the diversity and quality of Japanese watchmaking. With a focus on tradition and modernity, this award reflects the dynamic nature of the Japanese watch industry.

Dubai Watch Week – A melting pot of watch culture

Dubai Watch Week is not only a trade fair, but also a platform that brings together the global watch community. During this event, not only new watch collections are presented, but also discussions, workshops and lectures are held to promote awareness of the art of watchmaking. Dubai Watch Week will also feature awards that celebrate creative diversity and innovation in the watch industry.

In the German context, the Goldene Unruh and the Inhorgenta Prize represent recognition within a major European market.

In the world of timepieces, there are a multitude of awards that recognize watches and brands. Each of these awards helps to promote and celebrate innovation and enthusiasm in the watch industry. Each with its own focus.


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