1. Harry Guhl
Harry Guhl launched his second series of connected Sequent self-winding watches on Kickstarter this summer, two years after raising CHF 1.2 million for the first collection. A watch collector and art professional, the CEO and President of Sequent had also invested in Czapek & Cie at the time of launch. He plans to equip the next Sequent with a peripheral rotor and to focus firmly on R&D.
2. Jan Edöcs
Jan Edöcs was appointed as CEO of both Doxa and Walca (private label) at the beginning of the year, building on 25 years of experience in the watch industry, first at Omega and Swatch, then Versace and Milus (where he served for nine years as CEO) before creating his own consulting company that has been active over the past eight years.
3. Suzanne Wong
Suzanne Wong is the new Editor-in-Chief of the watch news website WorldTempus, which she joined in July after nine years at Revolution magazine in Singapore and Geneva. This journalist with a passion for watchmaking is also a member of the GPHG jury and ambassador of the cultural council of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.
4. Bertrand Savary
In September, Bertrand Savary became CEO of Jacob & Co. Genève, which remains under the aegis of the eponymous founder who travels to Switzerland every month. He had previously developed sales across all continents for Jaquet Droz, Bvlgari, Breguet, Corum and Vacheron Constantin (in chronological order) since 2014.
5. Antoine Pin
Antoine Pin was appointed managing director of Bvlgari’s Watchmaking Division in September. An LVMH veteran, he began his marketing career at Boucheron in 1998, before moving on to Zenith and subsequently heading the English subsidiary of LVMH in the UK, followed by that of TAG Heuer in Japan and that of Bvlgari for Greater China and Australia until 2017. After that he had returned to Paris as Executive Vice President of Berluti.