Open for Submissions – 2022 F.P.Journe Young Talent Competition

News • 07 Jul 2021

Open for Submissions – 2022 F.P.Journe Young Talent Competition

Since 2015, F.P.Journe’s Young Talent Competition supports young watchmaking students and recent graduates to gain a foothold in the world of independent watchmaking. It is organised with the support of The Hour Glass.

We know the challenges faced by any aspiring watchmaker and our goal is to reward talent, making it known across the world and put their work under the spotlight. The winner will be presented to the international press at the end of April 2022. Additionally, the winner will win CHF 20,000 to purchase watchmaking tools or finance his/her horological project.

“It is not easy for youngsters to start. I was lucky to work at my uncle’s atelier when I was young and received the support of passionate horological actors. It is my turn to help them a little as I was helped at a young age.” – François-Paul Journe

Left to right: Marc Jenni (Watchmaker), Philippe Dufour (Watchmaker), François-Paul Journe (Watchmaker), Tyler John Davies (Winner of the 2019 F.P.Journe YTC), Michael Tay (Group Managing Director, The Hour Glass), Elizabeth Doerr (Watch Journalist & Co-Founder of Quill & Pad), Pascal Ravessoud (Director of External Affairs, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie), Andreas Strehler (Watchmaker)

How to Participate

  • Applicants must be over 18 and less than 30
  • Be watchmaking apprentice or have already graduated
  • Self-taught applicants are also welcome
  • Applicants must have independently designed and created a timepiece and/or technical construction
  • Applicants meeting the previous requirements and who participated in previous editions but did not win, are allowed to submit a new creation (one creation per year)
Mr Journe and the winner of the 2020 F.P.Journe YTC, Mr Scarpatetti

The winners will be rated using 4 criteria:

  1. Most original concept
  2. Highest technical complexity
  3. Most beautiful design and elaborate finishing
  4. Quality of craftsmanship
Winner of the 2020 F.P.Journe YTC, Norifumi Seki (宇譽護 關) with his Sphere Moon Phase Pocket Watch

Important Dates

  • 28.05.2021 Launch of the competition 2022
  • 25.02.2022 Application submission deadline
  • Sending the candidates selection to the members of the Jury
  • 10.03.2022 Selection of the winner by a distinguished panel of horological judges
  • 05.04.2022 Communication of results to the winner
  • 29.04.2022 Presentation of the winner at a press conference in Geneva
Winner of the 2019 F.P.Journe YTC, Tyler John Davies at the award ceremony during the 2019 edition of SIHH

The Winner of the Young Talent Competition Receives:

  • Presentation of the winner to the international press at the end of April 2022
  • Receive a grant for CHF 20’000.- from The Hour Glass and F.P.Journe to invest in watchmaking tools or finance an horological project
  • Receive a diploma signed by François-Paul Journe and members of the Jury

Submit your entry into the 2022 F.P.Journe YTC

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