Zurab Zazashvili

Founder & CEO

35 Articles Published
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LVMH Watch Week: Talking Strategy With The CEOs

The fifth LVMH Watch Week, which took place in Miami from January 28 to February 1, was proof of LVMH’s ambition to become ever more influential in the watch sector, in which it is now the fourth largest power after…

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Lunch With: Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Catherine Rénier

When you talk to Catherine Rénier about watches, you immediately sense the enthusiasm, deep respect and humility that the CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre feels for watchmaking. We met Catherine Rénier in Munich on the occasion of the new boutique opening on…

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50 Years Wempe Weinstrasse: A Conversation With Its Managing Director, Marc Autmaring

The Wempe branch on Munich’s Weinstrasse has been an integral part of the city for half a century, and has been managed by Marc Autmaring since 2009. Over the past 14 years, the engaging and determined manager has succeeded in…

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Man of the Hour: Rexhep Rexhepi Shares the Story of the Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie

Louis Vuitton and Geneva-based watchmaker Akrivia surprised the watch world with their recently announced collaboration that resulted in the majestic LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie. You can find a detailed report on the timepiece and the collaboration between the two brands…

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The Velocity of Time – featuring Ferdi Porsche

What drives Ferdi Porsche? An exclusive portrait from Swisswatches Magazine about the dream of a young architect and entrepreneur. Everyone is searching for a purpose in life. But what drives the grandson of the founder of the world’s most successful…

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Catching up with Breitling CEO Georges Kern at the Opening of its Boutique in Munich, Germany

Swisswatches recently had the honour of meeting once again with the CEO of Breitling, Georges Kern, following the launch of the brand’s first own boutique located in Munich, Germany. Spanning over 220 square metres and two floors, the boutique in…

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Lunch With: Norqain CEO Ben Küffer

Ben Küffer, CEO and co-founder of the Norqain brand, is the wunderkind of Swiss watch start-ups. No other young watch brand has been able to establish itself so successfully so quickly. Only founded in 2018, Küffer was already able to…

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Interview With Tim Malachard – CMO Richard Mille

At the beginning of April, we made our way to the French luxury ski resort of Courchevel, where Richard Mille gathered brand ambassadors such as professional skier Alexis Pinturault, biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø and snowboarder Ester Ledecká as part of…

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Lunch With: Biver CEO Jean-Claude Biver

A name to pass on through the generations: Jean-Claude Biver Having lunch with the man who bears this name is a sensation in itself. Not because Jean-Claude Biver doesn’t take the time. The grand master of the Swiss watch industry…

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(Another) Lunch With: Omega CEO and President Raynald Aeschlimann

It was exactly five years ago that Zurab Zazashvili, founder of Swisswatches, first met Raynald Aeschlimann, then newly appointed CEO and President of Omega, for an interview. He had been in office for 22 months and the brand was celebrating…

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Interview with Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern and Wempe CEO Kim-Eva Wempe

Patek Philippe is taking things to a whole new level Swisswatches enjoyed a personal encounter with Patek Philippe owner Thierry Stern and Kim-Eva Wempe, managing partner of Gerhard D. Wempe GmbH & Co. KG, at the inauguration of the new…

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Lunch With: Roger Dubuis CEO Nicola Andreatta

Nicola Andreatta has a calm, collected persona, despite leading the most fast-paced and disruptive horology house in the industry: Roger Dubuis. Following on from our time spent together at Goodwood Festival of Speed last year and our catch-up during the extraordinary year of…