Macao is briefly playing host to the first in a series of seven exhibitions that will see dozens of the world’s finest timepieces travel to Hong Kong, New York, Dubai and other destinations. The show, entitled Timeless, features watches nominated for the 2023 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards and is being held at the Londoner Macao for today only.
Some 84 watches across 15 categories are on display at the British-themed resort’s main lobby. According to a release, the pieces are valued collectively at approximately 36 million patacas.
Headquartered in Geneva, the capital city of haute horlogerie, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001 to recognise achievement in luxury watchmaking.
This year’s awards ceremony is slated for 9 November, with the coveted Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix given to the watch of the year. Awards can have a significant impact on watchmakers, often causing the entire production of a winning timepiece to sell out.
Taiwanese actor and Golden Horse Award winner Yo Yang and Thai model and movie star Kanawut Traipipattanapong were among the VIP guests at the launch of the Macao exhibition last night.
The exhibition is scheduled to move to Hong Kong and open at the Landmark mall on 28 September.
—With reporting by Sara Santos Silva