Men's: all men's watches except those qualifying for the Sports or the Complicated categories.
Ladies': all ladies' watches.
Sports: mechanical men's watches with a clearly perceived sports-oriented design. Among possible, but not obligatory, features of sports watches are: a case made of steel or high-tech materials, a metal bracelet, water resistance exceeding 50 m, a turning bezel, a depth gauge, a helium release valve, improved shock resistance, a high-legibility dial layout, or additional indications developed for the needs of specific sports.
Complicated: men's watches which contain one or more of the following complications: a chronograph, a tourbillon, an annual or perpetual calendar, astronomical complications (except a classic moon phase indicator), a repeater, a grande/petite sonnerie or other acoustic complications, automatons, an unusual and challenging time indication system, and other unique technical solutions. Each entry submitted to this category, as well as to the other categories, shall be first approved by the organizing committee of the Grand Prix.
Métiers d'Art: men's and ladies' watches with a particular focus on the use of applied arts or exceptionally fine jewelry techniques.
Innovative: men's and ladies' watches distinguished by original and highly complex time indication or other innovative technical developments.
The First Step: mechanical men's watches with a suggested retail price below 300,000 rubles.
Each brand may submit a maximum of 7 watches. One model may be entered in only one category.
Brands are free to submit watches to categories of their choice. The organizing committee of the Grand Prix, however, shall reserve the right to change the category or decline an entry if the watch does not comply with the requirements for that category.