13e Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève : New jury

After institutionalising the 12th Art in 2012 for the 12th edition of the competition, the Foundation of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix is pursuing its endeavours to promote the value of Fine Watchmaking by broadening the range of areas of competence represented on its jury and by offering new categories for brands wishing to enter.
Now chaired by Aurel Bacs, International Director of Christie’s watch department, the jury of 23 people, most of them watchmaking experts, is welcoming in 2013 several personalities acknowledged as authorities in the world of design, jewellery and architecture. The designer Philippe Stark, the jeweller Viren Bhagat and the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte are thus joining the GPHG jury, alongside young American rock star John Mayer, a keen watch collector. Together, they will select the laureate of the supreme “Aiguille d’Or” prize, as well as the winners of the following ten categories: Grande Complication, Ladies’, Ladies’ Complications, Men’s, Men’s Complications, Innovation, Jewellery, Artistic Crafts, Sports and “Petite Aiguille” watches. The Jury will also award the “Horological Revelation” prize, the “Revival” Prize, as well as the Special Jury Prize. Prizes for the Best Young Student at the Geneva Watchmaking School, as well as the Public Prize, will round off the picture.
In cooperation with the main sponsor Banque Edmond de Rothschild, the Foundation will once again be organising an international travelling exhibition of the pre-selected watches. The latter will be immortalised in the catalogue produced in cooperation with GMT and inserted into the October edition. See www.gphg.org for further information.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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