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Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

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Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article we examined the list for you to see which … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New Jeanrichard Aeroscope “208 Seconds”

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When "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announced his partnership with the newly refocused Jeanrichard watch brand last year, it was only a matter of time before … [Read more...]

5 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Made Men’s Mechanical Watches

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Watches bearing the names of big fashion houses tend to get written off by serious watch aficionados, who tend to think of them as only for ladies or, worse, only inexpensive pieces with quartz … [Read more...]

The Big Fix: Behind Girard-Perregaux’s Makeover

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The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk goes under the microscope in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now. In this feature from the June 2013 issue, we delve into how new Sowind Group CEO … [Read more...]

Special-Edition Girard-Perregaux “Mission of Mermaids” Watch Presented at Charity Event in New York

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On September 25, philanthropists Susan and David Rockefeller and Girard-Perregaux joined forces with legendary musician and composer Nile Rodgers for the “Changing Watch” event supporting the "We … [Read more...]

Gucci Takes the Plunge Into High Horology with New Gucci Dive Watch

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(As seen in the October issue of WatchTime.) At Baselworld, Gucci announced it will launch a new men’s watch that stands apart from the brand’s other watches. Due out next year, the Gucci Dive … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Partners With High-Wire Master Nik Wallenda

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Jeanrichard, which made waves recently by partnering with "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot "Sully" Sullenberger, has hooked up with another veteran risk-taker, high-wire master Nik Wallenda, a scion of … [Read more...]

Hear What 16 Prominent Watch Execs Said About Baselworld 2013

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WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz was hard at work at Baselworld, conducting interviews with several CEOs and representatives of major watch brands, discussing their latest watches and other … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Launches New Collection with Captain Sully Sullenberger

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New York's Standard Hotel was the site of an elegant soirée last week, as Jeanrichard announced a partnership with hero pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for the launch of its new 1861 and … [Read more...]

Triple Threat: JeanRichard Introduces Three New Watch Collections

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The Swiss watch brand JEANRICHARD has often been in the shadow of its better-known sister brand in the Sowind Group, Girard-Perregaux. However, with the introduction of three revamped collections — … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Young Watchmakers Tour in Paris

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Girard-Perregaux's young watchmakers continue their tour, most recently having arrived in Paris, France. The Girard-Perregaux Young Watchmakers Tour launched in New York, showcasing the young talent … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Launches Limited-Edition Sea Hawk Pro for World Oceans Day

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Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux released a special, limited-edition model of its Sea Hawk Pro 1000m divers' watch at a special event at New York's Museum of Modern Art on June 5. Hosted by … [Read more...]

Youth Movement: Girard-Perregaux Brings Young Watchmakers to New York

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Recently, I learned firsthand to never again take for granted the faithful functionality of my mechanical watches. Given the opportunity to sit down at a watchmaker's bench and use the tiny tools to … [Read more...]

Dominique Loiseau on Girard-Perregaux: The WatchTime Q&A

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French-born watchmaker Dominique Loiseau first caught the attention of watch collectors in the 1980s, the great wasteland years of the mechanical watch industry when quartz ruled the watch-world … [Read more...]

Michael Margolis to be American President of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard

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The Sowind Group, parent company of the Swiss luxury watch brands Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, has announced the appointment of Michael Margolis to its team as the new President of America. … [Read more...]

2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part II

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This week it’s time for Part II of our 2011 Year in Review Quiz. Have you been taking notes? Celebrate the end of 2011 with this little quiz, where we present 12 questions about news stories from … [Read more...]

Michele Sofisti Appointed CEO of Sowind Group

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PPR announced in Paris today the appointment of Michele Sofisti as CEO of Sowind Group, effective immediately. He will be seconded by Stefano Macaluso, Managing Director for Girard-Perregaux, and … [Read more...]

PPR Becomes the Majority Shareholder of Sowind Group

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Sowind Group and PPR jointly announced today the launch of a reserved capital increase of Sowind Group that will be fully subscribed by PPR. PPR will then become the majority shareholder of Sowind … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Announces Reorganization

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Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard) has announced a management reorganization following the sudden death of Chairman Luigi Macaluso on October 27. Monica Mailander Macaluso has been … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Chairman Luigi Macaluso Passes Away

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Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) has issued a statement announcing that its Chairman, Luigi Macaluso, has unexpectedly passed away at age 62 after suffering a heart attack. Luigi, known … [Read more...]

Zegna and Sowind Form Partnership to Produce Zegna Timepieces

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Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of the Zegna Group, and Gino Macaluso, majority shareholder of Sowind Group, which heads Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard, have announced a partnership agreement for the design … [Read more...]

THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND: Daniel JeanRichard

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(This is the first of a series of articles on historical watchmakers whose names have been revived as contemporary watch brands.) In 1986, Luigi (Gino) Macaluso, a Swiss watch distributor in Italy, … [Read more...]