CEO Talks

Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder
Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder

Franz Linder has been president of the watch brand Mido, which is part of the Swatch Group, ever since 2002. In the watch industry, that’s a hell of a long time to stay at the helm of a single brand.…

Lunch With: Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Guido Terreni

Guido Terreni has been at the helm of Parmigiani Fleurier since the beginning of last year. In this industry, which tends to refer to decades or even centuries of tradition and experience, this is ultimately only a blink of an…

Lunch With: Frederique Constant Managing Director Niels Eggerding

Niels Eggerding has been with Frederique Constant for almost ten years. He experienced the both time before and after the company’s takeover by the Japanese Citizen Group. As of 2018, he has been Managing Director of the Swiss watch brand,…

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A new star in the realm of collectors? Interview With Nicolas Baretzki, CEO of Montblanc

Upon hearing the word Montblanc, not everyone automatically first thinks of its high quality wristwatches. This is no bad thing, says Nikolas Baretzki, who has been at the helm of the Germany’s best known luxury manufacture since April 2017. Alongside…

“It’s Only When The Tide Goes Out That You Learn Who’s Been Swimming Naked” – Breitling CEO Georges Kern Looks Back On 2020 (With Live Audio)

The transformation of Breitling over the past three years is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting recent developments in the watch industry. In the spotlight is CEO and co-owner Georges Kern, who both initiated and is responsible for…

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The First To Create An 100% Recycled Mechanical Watch? Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué On His Goals For 2021

It was exactly 70 years ago that Panerai first presented its watches equipped with a tritium-based luminous material. “Luminor” was the name of this innovative substance of the hour, and it then promptly appeared in Panerai’s collection of the same…

Lunch with: Greubel Forsey Co-Founder Stephen Forsey

When genius and madness come together in watchmaking, Greubel Forsey is the place to be. While some people feel satisfied once they have understood the fundamental principles of a mechanical three-hand watch, even the most complex complications cannot really challenge…

Roger Dubuis CEO: Nicola Andreatta
Roger Dubuis: Talking Brand Strategy with CEO Nicola Andreatta

While many Swiss brands have been around for over a century, Roger Dubuis is not amongst them. In fact, the highly exclusive brand was founded less than three decades ago, back in 1995. Perhaps this is one reason for the…

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Zenith CEO Julien Tornare on 2020 Novelties and The Blessings and Curses of Digitalisation

On this afternoon, Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith, is treating himself to a glass of rosé. Not because it is part of his daily routine, but because he wants to propose a toast with his guests in the small digital…

Lunch with: Piaget CEO Chabi Nouri

Our conversation with Chabi Nouri took place back in January – so before COVID-19 and all that followed with it. Nouri’s optimistic views on watchmaking and the sector itself are remarkable. She speaks with passion and enthusiasm about the rich…

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Georges Kern and The Future of Breitling – The Cool Alternative to Traditional Luxury

Since Georges Kern took the helm at Breitling almost three years ago, realigning collections and the brand’s strategy, annual sales have increased significantly. Kern recently revealed just how the brand will stay on the path to success with an intriguing,…

Jaquet Droz CEO Christian Lattmann
Lunch with: Jaquet Droz CEO Christian Lattmann

Jaquet Droz is all about emotions. Almost 300 years ago, Pierre Jaquet-Droz already knew how to excite people around the world, from France to China, with his snuff boxes, pocket watches and automata. Today, it’s up to Christian Lattmann and…