The 2018 chapter of the Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Genève, has just announced this year’s roundup of jurors with plenty of familiar faces and a handful of prominent new additions.

Not counting the jury president, vice-president and the commissioner, the total number of members this year has grown from 2017’s 26 individuals to 28.

The commissioner’s role this year has gone to Régis Hugenin-Dumittan. He is the curator-director of the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The president and vice-president roles remain with Aurel Bacs and Gianfranco Ritschel, respectively.

New additions to the members’ line up are as follows:

  • Carson Chan – Collector, Trainer and Head of Mission of FHH in Asia/China
  • Carla Chalouhi – President of Arije International/France
  • Sébastien Chaulmontet – Collector, watch creator, historian/Switzerland
  • Gary Getz – Watch collector, photographer and writer/USA
  • François-Paul Journe – Independent watchmaker/Switzerland-France
  • Marine Lemonnier – Watchmaking communication expert/Switzerland
  • Vincent Perez – Actor, film director/Switzerland
  • Rebecca Struthers – Watchmaker, co-founding director of Struthers Watchmakers/United Kingdom
  • Michael Tay, Co-group managing director of The Hour Glass / Singapore

Of course, it gives us great pride to see that our own Suzanne Wong has been called to be part of the jury yet again. This year, we also have Dr. Rebecca Struthers, watchmaker and co-founding director of Struthers Watchmakers  — and a regular contributor to Revolution — added to the ranks.

While catching up with Dr. Struthers, shortly after the announcement was made this morning, she shared saying, “It’s an honor to have been invited to join the jury of the GPHG 2018. As a watchmaker, I am very much looking forward to getting up close and personal with some of the finest innovations in horology this year.”

GPHG 2018 Jury

President & Vice-president

Aurel Bacs / President Expert in collector's watches, Co-Founder and Partner with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo / Switzerland
Aurel Bacs / President Expert in collector's watches, Co-Founder and Partner with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo / Switzerland
Gianfranco Ritschel / Vice-president Consultant and trainer in watchmaking / Switzerland
Gianfranco Ritschel / Vice-president Consultant and trainer in watchmaking / Switzerland

Members

Carlos Alonso Publisher and editor-in-chief of Tiempo de Relojes and director of the Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria / Mexico
Carlos Alonso Publisher and editor-in-chief of Tiempo de Relojes and director of the Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria / Mexico
Carson Chan Collector, trainer, Head of Mission of FHH in Asia / China
Carson Chan Collector, trainer, Head of Mission of FHH in Asia / China
Carla Chalouhi President of Arije International / France
Carla Chalouhi President of Arije International / France
David Chang Founder of Watchina and director of Beijing Collectors' Association / China
David Chang Founder of Watchina and director of Beijing Collectors' Association / China
Sébastien Chaulmontet Collector, watch creator, historian / Switzerland
Sébastien Chaulmontet Collector, watch creator, historian / Switzerland
Elizabeth Doerr Freelance specialised watch journalist / Germany
Elizabeth Doerr Freelance specialised watch journalist / Germany
Philippe Dufour Independent watchmaker / Switzerland
Philippe Dufour Independent watchmaker / Switzerland
Jack Forster Editor-in-chief of Hodinkee / USA
Jack Forster Editor-in-chief of Hodinkee / USA
Nick Foulkes Historian, author, contributor to the Financial Times / United Kingdom
Nick Foulkes Historian, author, contributor to the Financial Times / United Kingdom
Gary Getz Watch collector, photographer and writer/ USA
Gary Getz Watch collector, photographer and writer/ USA
Dody Giussani Editor-in-chief of L’Orologio / Italy
Dody Giussani Editor-in-chief of L’Orologio / Italy
François-Paul Journe Independent watchmaker / Switzerland - France
François-Paul Journe Independent watchmaker / Switzerland - France
Heekyung Jung Publisher, journalist and trainer / South Korea
Heekyung Jung Publisher, journalist and trainer / South Korea
Masaki Kanazawa Watchmaker of Musée international d’horlogerie (MIH) / Japan - Switzerland
Masaki Kanazawa Watchmaker of Musée international d’horlogerie (MIH) / Japan - Switzerland
Eric Ku Watch collector, vintage watch expert / USA - Taiwan
Eric Ku Watch collector, vintage watch expert / USA - Taiwan
Marine Lemonnier Watchmaking communication expert / Switzerland
Marine Lemonnier Watchmaking communication expert / Switzerland
Pierre Maillard Editor-in-chief of Europa Star and filmmaker / Switzerland
Pierre Maillard Editor-in-chief of Europa Star and filmmaker / Switzerland
Gaël Monfils Collector, tennis player / France
Gaël Monfils Collector, tennis player / France
Vincent Perez Actor, film director / Switzerland
Vincent Perez Actor, film director / Switzerland
William Rohr Collector, managing director of TimeZone.com / USA
William Rohr Collector, managing director of TimeZone.com / USA
Abdul Hamied Seddiqi Vice-chairman of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons / Dubai
Abdul Hamied Seddiqi Vice-chairman of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons / Dubai
Claude Sfeir Collector, gemmologist, jeweller / Lebanon
Claude Sfeir Collector, gemmologist, jeweller / Lebanon
Antoine Simonin Watchmaking expert and teacher, publisher, bookseller / Switzerland
Antoine Simonin Watchmaking expert and teacher, publisher, bookseller / Switzerland
Rebecca Struthers Watchmaker, co-founding director of Struthers Watchmakers / United Kingdom
Rebecca Struthers Watchmaker, co-founding director of Struthers Watchmakers / United Kingdom
Co-group managing director of The Hour Glass / Singapore
Michael Tay Co-group managing director of The Hour Glass / Singapore
Kim-Eva Wempe Owner and personally liable partner of the Gerhard D. Wempe KG based in Hamburg / Germany
Kim-Eva Wempe Owner and personally liable partner of the Gerhard D. Wempe KG based in Hamburg / Germany
Suzanne Wong Editor-at-large of Revolution Asia / Singapore - Switzerland
Suzanne Wong Editor-at-large of Revolution Asia / Singapore - Switzerland
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele Co-president of Chopard, the brand that won the 2017 "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix, out of competition in 2018. By way of reminder: the brand that wins the "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix is automatically ineligible for the competition the following year, and its founder or CEO is invited to sit on the jury for one year.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele Co-president of Chopard, the brand that won the 2017 "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix, out of competition in 2018. By way of reminder: the brand that wins the "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix is automatically ineligible for the competition the following year, and its founder or CEO is invited to sit on the jury for one year.

Jury Commissioner

Régis Hugenin-Dumittan Holder of a doctorate in history, curator-director of the MIH, Musée International d’Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Régis Hugenin-Dumittan Holder of a doctorate in history, curator-director of the MIH, Musée International d’Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Entries for GPHG 2018 are still being received and the final list of competing watches will be announced on July 16th, 2018.

More information at www.gphg.org