F.P. Journe Young Talent Competition Brings International Watchmaking Students To Baselworld

From left to right: Tristan Ledard, Anna-Rose Kirk, François-Paul Journe, and Anton Sukhanov.

Anton Sukhanov from Russia, Anna-Rose Kirk from the UK, and Tristan Ledard, from France, were each given a CHF 3,000 check from Horotec for the ability and method showed in late watchmaking and clockmaking projects went into the Young Talent Competition. Free movers watchmakers from the AHCI, including Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutilainen, and Vianney Halter, gone along with them in little function, held inside the Congress Center, a stone’s expendable from the commotion of Baselworld.

Anton Sukhanov’s entrance this year was a table clock with a triple-pivot tourbillon.

The service was opened by Marc Jenni, a leader individual from the AHCI, who recognized the variety of the current year’s class. As indicated by Jenni, the AHCI got applications from a record nine unique nations, gathering interest right from India.

His comments were supported by François-Paul Journe. The French watchmaker, presently situated in Geneva, has consistently been vocal about the absence of chance abroad. While admittance to watchmaking training is presently more promptly accessible around the planet than in Journe’s childhood, there is no uncertainty that Switzerland keeps on contribution the most obvious opportunity for an expert career.

Konstantin Chaykin, a watchmaker from Russia, offering inspirational statements to Anton Sukhanov.

Where are they now?

Winners of the 2015 version of the F.P. Journe Young Talent Competition, Pontus Köhler and Sebastian Schlette are a group of Swedish understudies from the nation’s just school, the Urmakarskolan IHU. We stayed in contact in the wake of meeting this time a year ago, and I found them as of late to discover what the previous a year have been similar to for them.

Sebastian Schlette, winner of the FP Journe Young Talent Competition 2015.

During the second year of their three-year educational program, Köhler and Schlette went through about fourteen days in Geneva interning with F.P. Journe. The experience was essential for a year ago’s prize, and was similarly pretty much as significant as the monetary prize it accompanied, they say.

“I found out about working in a production,” said Schlette. The pair chipped away at different stations, with specialists in design and completing, and were associated with the creation of the production’s regulators.

And in the wake of investing a short measure of energy in Switzerland, the two of them yielded the force the nation applies on youthful talent. Moving to Switzerland is urgent, said Köhler, “particularly in the event that you need to work with a portion of the world’s most exceptionally respected watch manufacturers.”

Pontus Köhleer during his F.P. Journe internship.

However, Schlette is somewhat more idealistic about the chances back home. “I actually believe that there is acceptable freedoms for watchmakers in Sweden with regards to after deals administration,” he said.

‘This competition is an ideal method to be seen and perceived by producers and different watchmakers, which is an extraordinary method to associate and share ideas.”

More from the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants and the competition here.

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