A School Watch Gets the Prize

After the F.P. Journe competition revealed the 2023 winner, one jury member said Alexandre Hazemann’s student project “looks like a commercial watch.”

Name Alexandre Hazemann

Age 22

Lives in Pontarlier, a town in eastern France near the border with Switzerland

Claim to fame Mr. Hazemann won the 2023 F.P. Journe Young Talent Competition, an annual contest organized by the brand to help students and recent graduates establish themselves in independent watchmaking.

The origins Mr. Hazemann’s timepiece is what the industry calls a school watch, which he made during his seventh and final year at the prestigious watchmaking program of Lycée Edgar Faure in Morteau, France. Actually, Mr. Hazemann and a classmate, Victor Monnin, worked

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