Georges Kern, Richemont Head of Watchmaking, Leaves, Said To Head To Breitling

Georges Kern, Richemont Head of Watchmaking, Leaves, Said To Head To Breitling 960 677 C-Suite Network

Luxury brand group Richemont, which owns more than a dozen top luxury watch brands including Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, IWC Schaffhausen, Vacheron Constantin, and others has announced that long-time Richemont veteran Georges Kern has resigned. Word has it that he is planning to head up Breitling, which was recently sold to CVC Capital Partners. Kern had been with Richemont for nearly two decades and recently had been moved from heading up the IWC Schaffhausen brand to Group Head of Watchmaking.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – JANUARY 17: Ralf Moller and CEO of IWC Georges Kern pose for a photo as they visit the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, . (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for IWC)

When the Richemont Group realigned management last year and restructured in the wake of a difficult economic downturn in the watch industry, Kern was moved from heading the brand he loved to heading Watchmaking for…

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