F.P. Journe rewards young talent

François-Paul Journe, Thomas Aubert and Henry Tay

Since 2015, the Young Talent Competition serves to discover the next generation of talented young watchmakers, supporting them in their route to independence by identifying their achievements and putting them in the spotlight. F.P.Journe organises the competition with the support of The Hour Glass luxury watch retailer in the Asia Pacific region.

The selection criteria are based on technical achievement, the search for complexity in their realisation, the quality of craftsmanship as well as their sense of design and aesthetics. Applicants must have independently designed and created a timepiece or an horological construction.

The jury of the Young Talent Competition 2024 is composed of key personalities from the international horological scene: Philippe Dufour, Andreas Strehler, Giulio Papi, Marc Jenni, Michael Tay, Elizabeth Doerr and François-Paul Journe.

This year, the prize was awarded to Thomas Aubert, a young graduate of the Lycée Edgar Faure in Morteau, for his Séléné project. He received a diploma and a CHF 50,000 grant from The Hour Glass and F.P. Journe, which will enable him to purchase watchmaking tools or finance an horological project.

May 16, 2024