Interview

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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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Keeping Up with Panerai: A Catch-Up with CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué

In Italy, la mia famiglia is the most important thing in life – food is a close second. Powerful blood lines such as the Florentine Medici and Roman Orsini families have historically dominated art, religion and politics across the centuries. Even today, generations of Italian families…

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(Another) Lunch With: A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid

A couple of shots as a car backfires abruptly break up our interview. With a smile, Wilhelm Schmid apologises: “James Bond sends his regards.” Next door, collector Fritz Burkard is showing off one of the most famous Aston Martin Coupés…

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Breguet CEO Lionel a Marca Talks All Things Pilot’s Watches 

Following the launch of Breguet’s new civilian and military Type XX models last month, Swisswatches caught up with recently installed CEO Lionel a Marca to find out his take on the brand’s new pilot’s watches, which caused quite the stir. He explains…

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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…

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…