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2014 saw quite a few changes at the top… no­tably, Jean-Claude Biver was ap­pointed head of watch­mak­ing at LVMH at the be­gin­ning of March. His pro­tégé Jean-Frédéric Dufour, also stepped down as CEO at Zenith and was named the new CEO Of Rolex SA, re­plac­ing Gian Ric­cardo Marini. La Montre Her­mes also saw changes as news broke that the lauded Luc Per­ra­mond also will leave his post at the lux­ury gi­ant to head up op­er­a­tions at Ralph Lau­ren Watch & Jew­ellery Co., ef­fec­tive Fe­bru­ary 2015.

TAG Heuer said goodbye to their Pres­i­dent & CEO, Stéphane Lin­der, who re­signed in De­cem­ber to pur­sue other en­deav­ours. Present con­jec­ture cen­tres around Guy Sé­mon filling the role, but time will tell. At the time of go­ing to print, the ubiq­ui­tous Jean-Claude Biver was tak­ing over as in­terim CEO. In a state­ment he com­mented “We have three brands that are well-po­si­tioned in the mar­ket and that have their own DNA – there is no over­lap­ping. We have three brands with good man­age­ment and so my duty is to try to co­or­di­nate all of this. I am not the mu­si­cian who is go­ing to play mu­sic in each of the three brands. I want to con­duct the mu­si­cians of the three brands.”

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