Jury 2013

A. Composition of the 2013 official jury

For the 2013 edition of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, the jury is composed as follows:


President :

Aurel Bacs, international director of the watch department of Christie's / Switzerland

Members :

Carlos Alonso, publisher and editor-in-chief of Tiempo de Relojes and director of the Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria / Mexico

Jean-Philippe Arm, editor-in-chief of Watch Around / Switzerland

Viren Bhagat, jeweler, collector / India

Benjamin Clymer, founder and editor-in-chief of Hodinkee / USA

Elizabeth Doerr, freelance specialised watch journalist / Germany

Moritz Elsaesser, watchmaker CW 21, president and owner of Mainly Watches, collector / USA

Dominique Fléchon, historian and expert with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie / Switzerland-France

Nick Foulkes, historian, author, contributor to the Financial Times / United Kingdom

Herbert Grönemeyer, musician, collector / Germany

Tomoko Kayama, editor-in-chief of World Wrist Watch (World Photo Press) / Japan

Nazanin Lankarani, independent art writer, contributor to the International Herald Tribune and New York Times / France-Iran

Sean Li, editorial director of Revolution Hong Kong, collector / China

John Mayer, musician, singer, producer and collector / USA

Marcel Philippe, Assistant District Attorney for New York City, collector/ USA

Paola Pujia, editor-in-chief of Orologi-Le Misure del Tempo / Italy

Claude Sfeir, collector, gemologist, jeweler / Lebanon

Antoine Simonin, watchmaker, teacher, former director of Wostep / Switzerland

Philippe Starck, creator / France

Alexey Tarkhanov, journalist for Kommersant magazine / Russia

Patrick Wehrli, expert, Passion for Watchmaking / Switzerland

Jean-Michel Wilmotte, architect, town-planner, designer / France


Stephane Linder, CEO of TAG Heuer, brand laureate of the 2012 "Aiguille d'Or" Grand Prix, out of competition in 2013. By way of a 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.


B. Jury Commissioners

1. For the 2013 edition of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, the commissioners of the jury are:


Patrick König, CEO, Embassy Jewel AG, Lucerne

Ludwig Oechslin, curator, MIH, Musée International d'Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds


The jury commissioners ensure compliance with the rules and that competing watches meet admission criteria.They serve as consultative role with the jury. They have no voting rights.