Louis Vuitton Watch Prize

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Louis Vuitton Watch Prize

Watchmaking means daring to play with the concept of time. Watchmaking is a manifest of craft and audacity, of paying attention to every little detail of a moving construction. Watchmakers are creatives who dare to build and deconstruct puzzles time and again. More than an award for watchmakers, the Louis Vuitton Watch Prize recognizes bold visions and independent thinking. It honours those who challenge the present and defy the boundaries of time.

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The Winner

Meet Raúl Pagès, the winner of the Louis Vuitton Watch Prize's first edition with the exceptional RP1 - Régulateur à détente. Based in a small village in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Raúl Pagès learned his trade as a restorer of watchmaking masterpieces before setting up his own business as an independent watchmaker in 2012.

The Trophy

Awarded to the first winner of the Louis Vuitton Watch Prize, the trophy's unique form was inspired by a balance-spring — the essential component of the timepiece for precision. The sterling silver creation was hand-crafted in England and personalised with the winning watchmaker's name during the final ceremony by a master engraver of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.

The Jury

Responsible for assessing the creations of the five finalists, a jury of five passionate representatives, elected by the Committee of Experts, took part in the final round of the contest — determining the winner of the Louis Vuitton Watch Prize 2023-2024. Evaluating the finalists' creations against meticulous criteria, from design creativity to technical complexity, the jury selected the winning contestant based upon their unique aesthetic, skillful precision and uncompromising savoir-faire.

Michael Tay
President of the Jury

The Ceremony

In attendance of the exclusive event, some of the world's leading watchmaking experts and industry representatives were welcomed at the award ceremony – with an outstanding musical performance from French pianist, Sofiane Pamart.