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Émile Chouriet, Prix de Lausanne 2020 sponsor

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30 Aug 2019

Sumina Sasaki, Émile Chouriet Prize Winner 2019 ©GregoryBatardon

The Émile Chouriet Manufacture is proud to sponsor the Prix de Lausanne for the fourth consecutive year. It will be held from February 2nd to 9th, 2020 in Montreux.

A ballet of hands perfectly synchronised by a mechanical heart for one, gentle agility combined with a muscular body for the other, watchmaking and dance are traditional disciplines that are entwined on the same paths.

Undefined boundaries between expression and precision, the importance of measuring time and rhythm, the transmission of knowledge and traditions from generation to generation. The similarities between watchmaking and dance are never ending. These two worlds are deeply rooted in history, and skillfully combine artistic creativity and technical mastery.

Honouring the most talented and promising young dancers from all over the world, the Prix de Lausanne is considered the most important international ballet competition. Held in Montreux for this 2020 edition, the Prix de Lausanne has established itself as an essential platform for young talents and rising stars in the world of dance, allowing them to highlight their exceptional qualities and make themselves noticed for their future artistic careers.

Like the Prix de Lausanne, the Émile Chouriet Manufacture has a strong regional presence while enjoying international recognition. It is based on watchmaking know-how that, over the generations, has become more sophisticated, and now produces watches in its Geneva manufacture for export to faraway lands.

In addition, Émile Chouriet attaches great importance to the transmission of knowledge, and gives great priority in the training of young watchmakers within its manufacture, so allowing the skills to be passed on to a younger generation and therefore ensuring the excellence of its watches.

This idea of supporting the Prix de Lausanne and participating financially in the training of a young dancer evolved from these common values of refinement, rigour and the teaching of a passion. This desire has become a source of great pride, as Emile Chouriet is now one of the partners in this major competition.