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The big Bang: Jean-Claude Biver To head LVMH's watch SectionBANG! Just as Richemont's annually watch-party, the SIHH, was starting off previous week, LVMH announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Biver as head of LVMH's watch department. The timing of the announcement was surely not chosen in vain, most likely in a slight attempt to upstage the celebration in the Richemont group and also the SIHH models.This announcement is significant. Jean-Claude Biver has, in his illustrious profession been known for achieving the unachievable. Together with Jacques Piguet, director of motion manufacture Frederic Piguet, he bought what was still left of Blancpain in 1983 and revitalized the manufacturer. Now, it's considered one of the crown jewels with the Swatch-group. In additional current periods, Biver did roughly precisely the same with Hublot. While using the Art of Fusion he reworked the niche-brand right into a powerhouse of unidentified proportions, expanding sales ten-fold in only a make a difference of yrs.In 2008 Hublot was bought by luxury giant LVMH, with Biver remaining at his situation as CEO in the model. LVMH's watch and jewellery department was operate by former-Bulgari CEO Francesco Trapani, because this model was extra to your LVMH-group in 2011. Trapani will stay at LVMH as board member and distinctive advisor to Bernard Arnault, founder and chairman of LVMH. The organization also splits the watch and jewelry division with Antonio Belloni, long time Team Running Director, in control of the brand new jewellery department, with Jean0Claude Biver taking on the reins from the watch section.This change also brings models as Zenith and TAG-Heuer beneath Biver's command, although their present-day CEO's will probably remain in spot.So what can we expect from this move by LVMH? Biver has always been able to extract the essence of a manufacturer and intensify it really is attraction, producing exceptional advertising factors for his or her goods and additional price into the clients. Always accomplished having a healthful dose of flair and coming with a spectacle that lots of won't be in a position to acquire their eyes off from.Will he do the exact same for your LVMH makes, which includes , replica patek philippe watches Zenith and TAG-Heuer? Who knows? But with the magic that he has brought to Hublot plus the relentless performance of what he has accomplished together with the other models up to now patek philippe 24 replica , one can only guess which the future will tackle an nearly festive, and fascinating sheen.Congratulations to Biver, and we want him the very best in this new position, and hope for completely enjoyable developments with the watch makes of LVMH in the near foreseeable future!Martin GreenEclectic flavor in Haute Horlogerie, enthusiasm for diamond established watches, loves the classics Follow revolutionmag on Instagram and revo_online on Twitter for news and views through the planet of watchmaking. roger dubuis new chief executive officer industry news watches 7749
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