Supporting the most talented young watchmakers in the world.
Since 2015, F.P.JOURNE's Young Talent Competition supports young watchmaking students and recent graduates to gain a foothold in the world of independent watchmaking.
It is organised with the support of The Hour Glass luxury watch retailer in the Asia Pacific region.
We know the challenges faced by any aspiring watchmaker and our goal is to reward talent, making it known across the world and put their work under the spotlight.
The winner will be invited to attend and present his/her creations at a press conference held at the F.P JOURNE Manufacture in Geneva during the Watches & Wonders Geneva Week. Additionally, the winner will win CHF 20’000 to purchase watchmaking tools or finance his/her horological project.
“It is not easy for youngsters to start. I was lucky to work at my uncle’s atelier when I was young and received the support of passionate horological actors. It is my turn to help them a little as I was helped at a young age.”
François-Paul JOURNE is the only three-time winner of the Aiguille d'Or grand prize from the Fondation du Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève and one of the most recognized high level watches manufactures in the world.
FIRST AND ONLY 3 TIMES “AIGUILLE D’OR" WINNER
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