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

Girard-Perregaux Sea-Hawk Pro "Big Blue"

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 environmental conservationists Susan and David Rockefeller, Jr., the evening's highlight was the New York premiere screening of Mission of Mermaids, Susan Rockefeller's new documentary about protecting the … [Read more...]

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

Watchmaker Dominique Loiseau

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 roost. His complex and creative inventions, such the Rose des Temps clock, the Blancpain 1735 wristwatch and the 1f4 models from his own independent atelier, have made him a legend among the collector … [Read more...]

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

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. Margolis will join Michele Sofisti, Sowind Group CEO, Stefano Macaluso, Girard-Perregaux Managing Director, and Massimo Macaluso, JeanRichard Managing Director, to oversee the U.S. expansion strategy. … [Read more...]

Michele Sofisti Appointed CEO of Sowind Group

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 Massimo Macaluso, Managing Director for JeanRichard and the Manufacture, who remain in their current positions. Sofisti will also continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer Gucci Group Watches and … [Read more...]

PPR Becomes the Majority Shareholder of Sowind Group

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 with a 50.1 % stake. PPR already owned a 23% share based on a strategic partnership agreement signed in 2008 when Sowind was controlled by Luigi Macaluso, who passed away in October last year. … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Announces Reorganization

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 appointed Chairman of the Board of the Sowind Group holding company, while the directorship and operational management have been entrusted to Stefano and Massimo Macaluso, Chairman and CEO of Sowind SA … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Chairman Luigi Macaluso Passes Away

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 as “Gino” by those closest to him, was born in Turin, Italy, in 1948. He was married to Monica and the father of four children, Stefano, Massimo, Anna and Margherita. More than 10 years ago, his … [Read more...]

Zegna and Sowind Form Partnership to Produce Zegna Timepieces

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 and production of Ermenegildo Zegna watches. … [Read more...]