Richemont expands in Geneva

Steadily reinforcing its Geneva stronghold, the Richemont Group has announced the creation of the Campus Genevois de Haute Horlogerie (Geneva Fine Watchmaking Campus) within an integrated area offering a total surface area of some 30,000 m2 in Meyrin, and at a cost of around 100 million francs. With its current jobs and the planned recruitment of 400 people, the site will accommodate more than 900 employees between now and 2020. The Campus will encompass separate buildings housing various entities including Roger Dubuis’ headquarters, Van Cleef & Arpels’ watchmaking workshops, Vacheron Constantin’s production workshops as well as the “Manufacture Stern, Genève 1898” (stemming from the merger of Stern Creations dial manufacturers and La Manufacture Genevoise de Haute Horlogerie, a company specialised in movement parts bearing the 100% Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark).


Espace Horloger in the Vallée de Joux

The updated Espace Horloger is repositioning itself by targeting a brand-new presentation of watchmaking, its history and trades using interactive, educational, avant-garde media. The opportunity to reassemble and case up a mechanical movement is a dream that has now come true with the help of Ludotemps. Workshops, boutique, cinema, museum, international and local Vallée de Joux collections, temporary exhibitions and bookstore : the first floor of the Espace Horloger of the Vallée de Joux devotes 500 m2 to a single purpose – namely the promotion of the region and its watchmaking genius. For further information, please go to


TAG Heuer builds in the Jura

TAG Heuer continues its industrial integration by building its fourth Manufacture at Chevenex. From the end of 2013, the Manufacture d’Avant-Garde TAG Heuer will accommodate the manufacture and fitting of key parts as well as the assembly of Calibre 1887, launched two years ago and currently produced at Cornol and La Chaux-de-Fonds. This is in addition to the existing capacities at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Nearly 100 new jobs will be created, resulting in a site offering more than 150 in its initial phase.

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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