A “Swissified” jury for the GPHG 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 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 list of awards will be announced on Thursday, November 12 at the 20th GPHG awards ceremony.