In his position, he naturally frequents a large number of collectors who matter in the industry. Fascinated by a wide variety of high-end horological creations, Thierry Lavalley never tires of praising the prowess displayed by watchmakers. Large groups and niche brands both feature on his target list, including limited editions with lucky (8 out of 250) or emblematic (one out of 50) numbers. He is not yet attracted to auctions. Does he see a parallel between the luxury hotel industry and Fine Watchmaking ? An indispensable respect for tradition and the inevitable quest for innovation are the key parameters common to both sectors. GMT is proud of its contribution to inspiring this passion, and long may it endure.