Vincent Perriard and Michel Lamunière

Return of the Jedi

After a year of reflection, temptations and introspection, Vincent Perriard is announcing his grand return to the watchmaking planet. He actually never stopped working, but took time to weigh up several options, for him and for others. In the end it’s for him and with others that  he is launching into creating a brand, necessarily with an extra-terrestrial concept : a combination of mechanics and liquid. Attentive observers will immediately remember the GMT cover for the Baselworld 2009 issue, displaying the C1 QuantumGravity that he had set into orbit for Concord. He experienced a decisive encounter last year with the nuclear physics engineer who owns this technology that now been rendered more reliable. Now associated in this adventure featuring antinomical parameters, along with three other partners, he has created a company with them and registered the brand name. This liquid/mechanical relationship has haunted this unconventional hyperactive individual for three years, and he has now announced the first “leaks” for early 2012 and the official presentation at Baselworld. This time, this unbridled creativity and communicative energy of the ET from Neuchatel will be combined with a proprietary movement development protected by six patents. May the force be with him. Keep track of developments in GMT and Worldtempus.

Michel Lamunière supervises GMT and Worldtempus

Member of the Edipress Group, Michel Lamunière was appointed in October 2011 as head of its watchmaking division (composing GMT magazine and its international liecenses, and Worldtempus). This commitment to corporate operational affairs shown by the Lamunière family reaffirms Edipress Group’s strong determination to become a leader in media and digital services relating to the luxury and lifestyle industry in Europe, Asia and the United States. Having earned his MBA in Barcelona, Michel Lamunière began his career at Nestle’s, where he worked in the sales and marketing departments for five years, including three in China. He then joined Edipress Asia in 2008 as head of digital development for the Tatler brand. Fascinated by Asian and particularly Chinese culture, he intends to strengthen the expansion of GMT and Worldtempus abroad, while enhancing synergies between the two entities.

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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