By Lifestyle Editor
Pictures Courtesy of The Hour Glass
Ahead of the winners’ announcement of the annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) on 9 November at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland, 84 of the 90 watches nominated for the prestigious awards ceremony known as the Oscars of watchmaking went on display in Kuala Lumpur as part of its multi-city tour. Its only pitstop in South East Asia, the exhibition is hosted by leading specialist watch retailer The Hour Glass at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from 5 to 8 October 2023.
Watches from 14 of the awards’ 15 categories offer enthusiasts in the region a glimpse into the pinnacle of contemporary watchmaking. The 14 categories comprise the Men’s and Ladies’, Men’s and Ladies’ Complications, Iconic, Tourbillon, Calendar and Astronomy, Mechanical Exception, Chronograph, Sports, Jewellery, Artistic Crafts, Challenge or entry level and “Petite Aiguille” or mid-range priced. Only shortlisted entries for the Mechanical Clock category were absent from the exhibition.