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    A "Swiss" roadshow and jury for the 2020 edition

    Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

    Geneva, 13 October 2020.

    The International Academy of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) – bringing together more than 350 players from the various sectors of the watchmaking profession – came into being at the start of 2020. It preselected for the first time, at the beginning of September, the 84 timepieces that continue the competition to win one of the 18 prizes, including the prestigious Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or, that will come to salute contemporary watchmaking excellence.

     

    From the Academy, a jury of thirty members, will meet in Geneva behind closed doors in early November, to physically evaluate the 84 watches in the running. In order to ensure the presence of all the jurors under the current health circumstances, the jury 2020 is made up of Swiss and foreign personalities resident in Switzerland.
    Members of the entire Academy will also take part in the second round of voting via the secure digital platform, with the result of the Academy’s vote added to that of the Jury to determine the final list of winners.

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    The 2020 edition will be an opportunity for the GPHG travelling exhibition, which is used to major cities around the world, to meet the Swiss public.
    Thus, this exceptional exhibition, which presents 84 current watches signed by fifty brands, will begin at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de Fonds from 15 to 18 October. This will be followed by a stopover in Zurich at the Bucherer boutique on the Bahnofstrasse from 20 to 22 October and a stage in Berne at the Bellevue Palace from 23 to 25 October. The 84 preselected timepieces will finally take up residence as they do every year in Geneva from October 31 to November 15 at the Museum of Art and History (MAH), where the GPHG will also offer the public introductory workshops on watchmaking (inscription@gphg.org).

     

    The 2020 prize list will be announced on Thursday, November 12 at the 20th GPHG awards ceremony. The event will take place at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, in compliance with the health regulations in force, and will be broadcast live, as usual, on gphg.org and by various media. Master of Ceremonies, Edouard Baer will set the tone for this evening dedicated to the excellence of contemporary watchmaking creations.

     

    Exhibition schedule: https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/fr/gphg-2020/calendrier-2020
    List of preselected watches : https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/fr/gphg-2020/montres-preselectionnees
    Academy presentation : https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/fr/academie/presentation

     

    For more information:
    Email: organisation@gphg.org
    Tel: +41 (0)22 321 22 22

     

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    Geneva, October 13, 2020.

    Made of up more than 350 players from the main watchmaking sectors, the international Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Academy was founded at the start of 2020. In early September, it nominated for the first time the 84 timepieces that will continue competing to win one of the 18 prizes – including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix – which will pay tribute to contemporary watchmaking excellence.

     

    A 30-member jury from the Academy will meet in Geneva behind closed doors in early November to physically evaluate the 84 competing watches. In order to ensure the physical presence of all the jurors in the current public health circumstances, the 2020 jury is composed of Swiss and foreign personalities residing in Switzerland.
    Members of the entire Academy will also take part in the second round of voting via the secure digital platform, with the result of the Academy’s vote being added to that of the Jury to determine the final list of awards.

    .

     

    The 2020 edition will be an opportunity for the GPHG traveling exhibition, which is accustomed to tours taking in the world’s big cities, to meet a Swiss audience.
    This exceptional roadshow, which presents 84 current watches from 50 brands, will open at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de Fonds from October 15 to 18. It will be followed by a stopover at the Bucherer boutique on Zurich‘s Bahnofstrasse from October 20 to 22 and another at the Bellevue Palace in Bern from October 23 to 25. Finally, in accordance with the annual custom, the 84 nominated timepieces will take up residence from October 31 to November 15 in the Geneva Musée d’art et d’histoire (MAH), where the GPHG will also offer visitors a chance to take part in “introduction to watchmaking” workshops for which spaces can be booked via the following email address: inscription@gphg.org.

     

    The 2020 list of awards will be announced on Thursday, November 12 at the 20th GPHG awards ceremony. The event will take place at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, in compliance with current health regulations, and will as usual be broadcast live on gphg.org as well as by various media. This year’s presenter Edouard Baer will set the tone for this evening dedicated to the excellence of contemporary watchmaking creations.

     

    Exhibition schedule: https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/en/gphg-2020/2020-calendar
    List of nominated watches: https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/en/gphg-2020/nominated-watches
    Presentation of the Academy: https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/en/academy/presentation

     

    For any further information:
    Email: organisation@gphg.org
    Phone: +41 (0)22 321 22 22

     

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