Watch Photo Awards

Send us your best photo from Baselworld and win a luxury break for two at les Trois Rois



Exceptionally, for the March contest of the Watch Photo Awards,
there will be a double theme for visitors to Baselworld:

1 - Best architecture photo (photo of a booth, or a general view that conveys an atmosphere identifiable as Baselworld)

2 - Best watch photo (photo of a mechanical watch against a background featuring a booth or other element identifiable as Baselworld).

Theme of the month : Architecture photo

Photo of a booth, or a general view that conveys an atmosphere identifiable as Baselworld

Theme of the month : Watch photo

Photo of a mechanical watch against a background featuring a booth or other element identifiable as Baselworld

About Watch Photo Awards

Your watch photo exhibited at the Geneva Museum of Art and History and your recognized talent in the major specialized media!

International contest

The Watch Photo Awards are the first annual international watch photography competition open to amateur watch lovers and professionals alike. Every month from February to July will have a different theme, and awards will be given to the photos that best meet the criteria of creativity, technical accomplishment and relevance to the theme.

Visibility in the major specialized media

Each month, the jury selects its ten favorite photos and publishes them. The audience then votes among the ten pictures of selected watches to win an exceptional prize from one of our partners. All the winning photos will be published by our media partners, as well as being featured in a special exhibition at the end of the year in Geneva, before travelling to other cities.

An exhibition at the Geneva Museum of Art and History

On the occasion of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, the winning photographers will receive an invitation to attend the preview of the commemorative exhibition of 60 winning photos. The best photo of the year will be decided by a separate public vote. The winner will be awarded the WPA trophy, and will be invited to sit on the panel for the following year.

Theme of the month : Architecture photo

Photo of a booth, or a general view that conveys an atmosphere identifiable as Baselworld

Theme of the month : Watch photo

Photo of a mechanical watch against a background featuring a booth or other element identifiable as Baselworld

The 6 members of the jury



The jury will select the 10 best photos each month based on the criteria of creativity, technical accomplishment and relevance to the theme. The jury comprises six watch experts, appointed each year by the organisers.

The jury members for 2019 are: Pierre-André Montjovet (watch collector, financier and globetrotter), Denis Hayoun (specialist watch photographer and founder of Diode studio), Marie de Pimodan (watch journalist), Edouard Haegi (watch and car photographer with an interest in vintage watch auctions), Brice Lechevalier (founder and editor-in-chief of GMT, CEO of WorldTempus) and Ondrej Vislocky (winner of the 2018 WPA and jury member for 2019).

In the second year, the winner of the WPA 2019 will become a jury member for the year.

Pierre-André Montjovet

Watch collector, financier and globetrotter

Denis Hayoun

Specialist watch photographer and founder of Diode studio

Marie de Pimodan-Bugnon

Watch journalist

Edouard Haegi

Watch and car photographer with an interest in vintage watch auctions

Brice Lechevalier

Founder and editor-in-chief of GMT, CEO of WorldTempus

Ondrej Vislocky

Enthusiastic watch photographer