The Watch World’s Nobel Prize, PRIX GAIA 2017, Goes To Wiederrecht, Mille and Marti

The GAIA prize for the 2017 awards.

In the watch industry, there is a single aware, the Prix GAIA, that may be the most important, validating award yet. A jury of professionals, along with the Curator at MIH (Museum of International Horology // International Watchmaking Museum)  selects the candidates for three categories: Craftsmanship and Creation, History and Research, Entrepreneurship.  This year, the…

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Kering Group Appoints Patrick Pruniaux CEO of Ulysse Nardin As Patrik Hoffmann Exits

Elina Svitolina, brand ambassador for Ulysse Nardin, with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin (Photo: courtesy Ulysse Nardin)

While we were busy covering some great events this past weekend, the Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Group Luxury — Watches and Jewelelry Division  (owners of watch and jewelry brands: Ulysse Nardin, Pomellato, Gucci, Boucheron and Girard-Perrregaux) made another management change announcement: Patrick  Pruniaux is the new head of Ulysse Nardin. He replaces long-standing CEO of the…

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Acquiring Time: Was it a Mistake for Chai Schnyder to sell Ulysse Nardin to Kering?

The formal announcement came in the morning a couple of days ago: international brand development company, Kering, has acquired the innovative luxury watch brand, Ulysse Nardin. But if you were part of the watch industry and had paid keen attention over the past six months to a year, the writing was on the wall. All…

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