Following six months of interior renovations which have made it possible to maximise a generous space, the DeLaneau boutique revealed its new finery mid-March to more than 200 guests at a delightful re-opening evening. CEO, David Gouten, and the manager of the only DeLaneau boutique in the world, Lina Tabbara, officialised the event with the cutting of the emblematic ribbon. To the theme of “The Magic of Nature” – a perpetual source of inspiration for the company’s creations – guests were given an opportunity to become acquainted with exceptional pieces, all of them unique. DeLaneau has been perpetuating the tradition of enamel in Geneva for more than ten years with well-known skill and great passion. On the first floor of the boutique, where the Atelier has been set up, the enamellers were very sought-after by the guests who were keen to learn more about this rare, painstaking craft. Ideally located on the Quai Général Guisan, between the Rue du Rhône and the Rhone River, this temple dedicated to the 12th Art for women will further reinforce the appeal of the incomparable Geneva Watch Tour.
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.