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.”