Georges Brodbeck, Hans Boeckh and Miguel Garcia are the 2023 winners in the “Craftsmanship – Creation“, “History – Research” and “Entrepreneurship” categories respectively.
The Watchmaking Nobel, as I renamed it a few years ago, is still the industry’s highest honor. The 2023 Gaïa Prize jury has delivered its verdict.
Three new laureates complete the impressive list of award recipients. Since 1993, this distinction has rewarded extraordinary careers accomplished in the field of watchmaking, art and culture.
The public ceremony took place on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6pm at the Musée international d’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds. On this occasion, the MIH also awarded its Horizon Gaïa grant, to promote the next generation of watchmakers in the Prix’s fields of expertise. His Master’s thesis, entitled “Mouvement perpétuel et flèche du temps: héritage de la thermodynamique” (Perpetual movement and the arrow of time: the heritage of thermodynamics”) aims to develop public communication tools designed to highlight the importance of thermodynamics in the field of watchmaking and timekeeping.