Guy Sémon is returning to his passion for micromechanics and watchmaking by taking the reins of the Research Institute for the Watch Division of the LVMH Watch Group. In addition to working for TAG Heuer since 2004 where he developed some extremely innovative watch models, he has also recently devoted his talents to Hublot and Zenith, notably for the latter’s Defy Lab.
Niels Eggerding was promoted to the post of Managing Director for Frédérique Constant and Alpina, after five years spent developing sales, including the three last years as Vice President Sales. He had previously held various sales-related positions for Swatch Group brands over a ten-year period.
Marco Tedeschi started the year with a bang by becoming CEO of the RJ-Romain Jerome brand which he represented during the SIHH. He will draw upon a decade-long career at Hublot where he was first Product Director and then Regional Director Middle East & Africa. He has expressed a determination to refocus RJ on its fundamental pillars such as its Titanic and Moon collections.
Philippe Cros (Richemont, Technomarine, Watch Concept Hong Kong), Jorg Hysek Jr (Slyde, MCT, De Bethune) and Lionel Ladoire (Ladoire) are launching their L&Jr brand, featuring powerful designs and attractive prices, while pursuing their respective main activities.
Nathalie Marielloni has been appointed Assistant Curator of the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, having taken over in February 2018 from Jean-Michel Piguet who had spent 40 years serving the institution. Her broad and diverse specialized training is backed by an already rich experience acquired with various museums and companies in Geneva, London and Le Locle.
Christophe Golay is diversifying the activities of Golay Spierer (the creation of one-of-a-kind bespoke models) by launching the Golay Atelier offering watches priced bwteen CHF 1,000 and CHF 5,000, based on a configurator offering 58 million variations.