Business news autumn 2015

Kurz jewelry & watch stores get a new identity The specialized retailer Kurz is well established in Switzerland with 12 boutiques that are now being treated to a design that was rolled out for the first time in the store located at Glattzentrum (Zurich). Exuding a “highly distinctive, unconventional, contrast-based charm”, the new visual identity was created by interior architects Fischbach & Aberegg, better known for their work in the field of hospitality and catering. There is thus definitely something of the luxury hotel in the atmosphere pervading the new Kurz jewelry & watch stores that have recently welcomed Hermès, Montblanc and Vulcain.


Bucherer welcomes diamond-lovers To mark the arrival of its new manager, Sophie Dubuis, in Geneva last spring Bucherer invited watch and jewelry lovers to a gourmet evening in the gardens of the hotel La Réserve Genève. The original and deliciously tempting stage-setting for these glittering carats certainly whetted many appetites !


Frédérique Constant & Variety’s Power of Women In supporting the 9th edition of the Variety’s Power of Women event that hosted 500 people in Los Angeles on behalf of this charity, Frédérique Constant is pursuing its dedication to philanthropy. Among the attending female celebrities most known for their humanitarian commitment were actresses Salma Hayek Pinault, Anna Kendrick and Gwyneth Paltrow, along with Oprah Winfrey and YouTube CEO, Susan Wojicki (pictured). All officially named as Variety’s “Lifetime Impact Honorees”, they have made a significant difference on behalf of the causes they advocate.


Harry winston : 40 carats pour Naomie Harris Il fallait au moins cela pour la James Bond Girl ultra-glamour du nouveau film de 007, Spectre, présenté en première mondiale au Royal Albert Hall de Londres fin octobre. Rivière de diamants sur platine, boucles d’oreilles en platine serties de diamants ronds et bague en platine sertie de diamants ont ainsi paré Naomie Harris sous le feu des projecteurs.


Hublot a son ambassadrice, Bar Refaeli Mieux vaut tard que jamais ! Annoncé pendant la Fashion Week de New York en début d’année, le top model Bar Refaeli est devenu la première ambassadrice d’Hublot, marque en général en avance sur son temps en matière de marketing. La belle est venue en septembre visiter les ateliers de Hublot lors de l’inauguration de la nouvelle aile de sa manufacture ultra moderne.


Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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