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GPHG 2020 Edition Jury

The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève unveils its new members of the jury. Who are the new experts for the 2020 edition?

Watch the ceremony

Every year the Grand Prix d'horlogerie de Genève renews its jury members. For this 2020 edition, 30 new members are chaired by Aurel Bacs, co-founder and partner of Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo.


Aurel Bacs, expert in collector's watches, co-founder and partner with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo


Pierre Amstutz, director of the Ecole d'horlogerie de Genève
Denis Asch, watchmaker, expert, consultant and collector
René Beyer, co-owner and CEO of Beyer Chronometrie AG
Vincent Calabrese, watchmaker
Isabelle Chilier, CEO of Fiedler
Marie de Pimodan, freelance journalist
Philippe Dufour, watchmaker
Alexandre Favez, Expert, watchmaking consultant and violonist
Alexander Friedman, co-founder of Watchonista and collector
Eric Giroud, watch designer
Denis Hayoun, photographer, founder of studio Diode
Georges Humard, owner and CEO of Humard Automation
Brice Lechevalier, co-founder and editor-in-chief of GMT
Jean-Noël Lefèvre, CEO of Vaucher Manufacture
Hubert Lorenz, president of Mimotec
Fabienne Lupo, ex-president of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
Jean-Michel Piguet, president of Chronométrophilia
Gianfranco Ritschel, consultant and trainer in watchmaking
Pierre Salanitro, CEO of Salanitro
Elisabeth Saulcy, co-CEO of STS Saulcy Traitement de Surface
Pierre-André Schmitt, editor-in-chief of Watch Around
Guy Sémon, physicist and designer of high-precision watches
Caroline Spir, editor-in-chief of l'Agefi Life
Ignaz Steg, director of Les Ambassadeurs Geneva
Antonio Teixeira, director of Bucherer Geneva
Valérie Ursenbacher, watch designer, manager of the chair in watch design at the HEAD-Geneva School
Patrick Wehrli, watch expert
Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, watchmaker
François-Henry Bennhamias, CEO of Audemars Piguet, the brand that won the 2019 "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix, out of competition in 2020.
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

For the 2020 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the commissioner of the jury is:

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