Breaking News Announcing The 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Jury
Each November the watch business plunges on Geneva for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), where they grant various watchmakers a progression of awards to commemorate their persistent effort from the previous year. There are little changes to the organization every year, with new prizes being presented, old ones being eliminated, and a turning cast of characters from across the globe filling in as the jury. The GPHG has quite recently reported their updates and new legal hearers during the current year, and we have all the subtleties for you.
First up, the hearers. There are 30 complete legal hearers (down from 31 a year ago), remembering our own personal supervisor for boss, Jack Forster, who is serving for the third time. New members of the jury incorporate Jasem Al Zeraei (influencer, authority/Kuwait), Aldis Hodge (entertainer, watch originator/USA), Pierre Salanitro (CEO of Salanitro/Switzerland), Jiaxian Xu (gatherer and organizer of SJXwatches.com/Singapore), Jessica Yu (originator of Hantang Culture/China) and Pascal Raffy, proprietor of Bovet. Mr. Raffy acquired his spot through Bovet requiring the top prize finally year’s GPHG , a convention that is important for prize itself.
New members of the jury (clockwise from upper left) Aldis Hodge, Jessica Yu, Jasen Al Zeraei, and Pierre Salanitro.
As for the honors, there are 19 complete prizes given out, and they’re given dependent on two rounds of casting a ballot from the jury (initial a starter round to decide finalists and afterward a last round only days before the function). A couple of these prizes are new, including the Iconic Watch Prize which will be granted to “the best watch from a meaningful assortment that has been practicing an enduring effect on watchmaking history” and the Diver’s Watch Prize for, you know, the best plunge watch. These two prizes will be incorporated among the Aiguille d’Or, Best High Complication, and the Calendar and Astronomy Watch prizes (among others). To win, candidates should present their entrances by June 21, 2019 with the victors being reported on November 7, 2019. We’ll have a lot of inclusion for you each progression of the way.
You can peruse more about the GPHG here .