Eberhard & Co. took an interesting initiative by inviting the members of four European watch forums to create their reinterpretation of the dial of the iconic Champion V model. Forum users themselves made an initial selection among the designs put forward, and the chosen models were then submitted to a jury composed of international specialised journalists. The latter designated the three best creations, for which the prizes were officially presented on the new Eberhard booth at Baselworld by Barbara Monti (CEO) and Mario Peserico (Managing Director). The grand winner of this first Watch Forum Challenge was “Lundi” (a member of forumamontres) who was awarded the number one watch of the new Champion V limited edition featuring a dial based on his own design. The second and third prize-winners, “Meloide” from the orologiepassioni forum and “JMunchow” of watchuseek, each received a Traversetolo. The Eberhard management team has already announced that new challenges are in store for watch bloggers.
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.