Jean-Claude Biver wins Red Dot: Personality Prize for revitalizing the watchmaking industry
Jean-Claude Biver is one of the most successful managers in the watchmaking industry, and Red Dot delivers him a very special honor.
As part of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, he will receive the Red Dot: Personality Prize, which is being awarded in 2020 for the first time.
Born in Luxembourg and raised in Switzerland, Biver has had an unmatched lasting impact on the watchmaking industry through his innovative ideas and imaginative concepts. He provided the inspiration for overhauling brands like Blancpain, Hublot, and TAG Heuer and thus succeeded in bringing the market for timepieces to a whole new level.
Red Dot: Personality Prize is to be awarded to a creative leader who has succeeded in initiating major change and using opportunities to create something new.
Jean-Claude Biver is the living embodiment of this definition, having revitalized Swiss watchmaking and breathed new life into countless brands in recent years. The timepieces developed under his leadership won over the jury for the Red Dot Award: Product Design numerous times.
For example, the luxury smartwatch with the tourbillon module “TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Luxury Kit” received the top award for its modular design of the timepiece that features interchangeable lugs, strap, and clasp.
The Red Dot: Personality Prize will be bestowed on Jean-Claude Biver at the Red Dot Gala in Essen’s Aalto-Theater on 22 June 2020. His on-stage appearance will be one of the highlights of the evening.
In addition, guests can look forward to the official celebration of the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2020 as well as the handing over of the trophies to the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates. The evening will come to a close in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all of the award-winning products will be on the show.