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Editorial - Geneva is the place to be this week

Editorial Geneva is the place to be this week

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Watch Photo Awards, FHH and Geneva University of Art and Design… all feature at an exhibition at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva that runs from the 1st until the 14th November.

An entire room of this horologically-themed exhibition, entitled “Genève, Cité Horlogère”, is dedicated to the 60 photos that were shortlisted by the judges of the first-ever Watch Photo Awards. Organised over a period of six months from May until October, with a different theme each month, the competition saw over a thousand entrants from 50 different countries, all outdoing each other in terms of creativity to show off their photography skills and their prized timepieces. Some of the photographers came from near and far to see their work, and admire that of their competitors, at the opening evening on 31st October. Among them was British adventurer Henry Cookson, whose underwater photograph of his Suissemecanica timepiece with a shark in the background wowed the judges in the very first month of the competition.

Geneva is the place to be this week

Henry Cookson © WorldTempus / Paul O'Neil

Also at the exhibition are the watches shortlisted for this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. This is a unique opportunity to see up close over 11 million Swiss francs’ worth of watches in the same room. The average price of the 72 finalists is an eye-popping 154,582 Swiss francs! On Friday evening you can find out the winners in each of the twelve categories, plus the overall winner of the coveted Aiguille d’Or prize, by following the awards ceremony live on WorldTempus.

The exhibition also includes video installations presented by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, as well as a unique horological sculpture produced for a charity auction by the Geneve University of Art and Design’s Chair for Horological Design.

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