Zurab Zazashvili

Founder & CEO

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Lunch with: MB&F CEO and Founder Maximilian Büsser

A conversation with Maximilian Büsser is (at least in a metaphorical sense) like a rollercoaster. Our talk over lunch was a wild journey through the human soul, shaped by euphoria and joy, which suddenly headed free fall into deep compassion…

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Lunch with: A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne, is a pleasantly grounded, sovereign and refreshingly optimistic person – making him a person who is symbolic of the proud Glashütte-based manufacture he represents. For Schmid, there has never been a better…

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Lunch with: Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué

For almost 20 years, Angelo Bonati guided and shaped the Florentine brand Panerai. Since just over a year, however, there is a new man at the helm: Jean-Marc Pontroué, who has been with the Richemont group for almost 20 years…

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Lunch with: Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Davide Traxler

Watch restoration is one of the main pillars of Parmigiani Fleurier. With the experience of numerous restorations and 300 years of watchmaking under its belt, CEO Davide Traxler and his team aim to design enduring watch collections that withstand time.…

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Lunch with: IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr

If Christoph Grainger-Herr had to stereotype the average IWC customer, he might catch himself picking his own name. Not out of sheer vanity, but because the young CEO embodies and leads the brand with so much genuine dedication, and has been doing…

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Lunch with: Armin Strom CEO Claude Greisler

Claude Greisler is a determined man with a clear attitude and vision. Not least because of these reasons he managed, together with his business partner Serge Michel to make the brand Armin Strom a manufacture in only three years. Nearly…

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Lunch with: Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki

Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki has grown up with watches, but still manages the business of one of the most traditional brands for writing instruments. He sees many similarities when it comes to the manufacturing of both product divisions, especially in…

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Lunch with: Corum CEO Jérôme Biard​

Just over one year ago Jérôme Biard took the lead of CORUM. He doesn’t want to be compared to his predecessors – Biard, already as a child a big fan of the brand, has his very own vision. To our…

lunch with ceo of carl f bucherer sascha moeri
Lunch with: Carl F. Bucherer CEO Sascha Moeri

Since 2010 Sascha Moeri is CEO of Carl F. Bucherer and has managed to quadruple the watch production in only eight years. On the occasion of the opening of the new Manufacture we met the tireless CEO who never seems…

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Lunch with: BREITLING CEO Georges Kern

For almost a year now Georges Kern is CEO of BREITLING and has turned the brand inside out. We met the realist and visionary at the restaurant Napa Grill in Zürich near the new BREITLING offices for an exclusive interview for…

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Lunch with: Bell & Ross CEO and Co-Founder Carlos A. Rosillo

Carlos A. Rosillo and Bruno Belamich have been friends since the age of 15 and in 1992, they founded the watch brand Bell & Ross. Today they are the pioneers in the filed of military watches. We spoke with co-founder…

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Lunch with: OMEGA CEO and President Raynald Aeschlimann

Swisswatches Magazine recently visited the new OMEGA headquarters in Biel, where we met with CEO and President, Raynald Aeschlimann, for lunch to find out more about the direction the brand is heading in. Amongst other things, we discussed the changes…