Names Benedikt Schlegel as Board Delegate
Ulysse Nardin has announced the appointment of Benedikt Schlegel as Delegate of the Board, effective March 1, 2013. Benedikt Schlegel joins Ulysse Nardin from Movado Group Inc. where he served for the last seven years as Senior Vice President and led the Swiss-based activities as CEO Europe. The solid financial foundation, the positive momentum in the marketplace and the promising prospects after the seamless transition to the new management—helmed by Patrik Hoffmann— called for a reinforcement of the Board, which resulted in the nomination of Marc Küffer last year and finds its consistent continuation with Benedikt Schlegel this year. Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the company will continue the path of independence and support the management team with a solid backbone of expertise in watchmaking and strategic leadership. Particular attention will be given to the wide range of opportunities Ulysse Nardin possesses based on its rich heritage in patents and innovations, with a main focus on exciting new technologies around the in-house mechanical movement production—leading discipline of a true Manufacture Horlogère.
Presents Jeans watches
For the first time, a luxury watch brand has produced a collection of ‘Jeans’ watches. The dials and straps are made by an Italian denim manufacturer who supplies to the world’s biggest luxury and fashion names. Based on an idea by Tina Zegg, the collection comprises three ladies’ Big Bang Jeans watches and one ultra-technical men’s diving watch, the Oceanographic 4000 Jeans, all of which incorporate a detail of Dsquared denim from Tina Zegg. This won’t be the year that jeans make their exit from the fashion world. An accessory that has remained on trend since its creation, jeans are still an essential fashion item. Chic, rock ’n’ roll, sexy, boho, vintage, urban, authentic, tie-dye… denim is whatever you want it to be, and an enduring wardrobe staple for men and women alike.
12 months complimentary guarantee extension
The Geneva-based Manufacture guarantees its owners’ timepieces against any technical compliance flaw as well as any defect resulting from the materials used, for a 24-month period as from the date of purchase. If a timepiece were to show any such flaw during this period, Roger Dubuis undertakes to restore it to working order. Confident in the reliability of every timepiece, Roger Dubuis is committed to guarantee their perfect functioning for 12 additional months. As such, any timepiece purchased or serviced at a Roger Dubuis Boutique or at an authorised Roger Dubuis retailer can now benefit from a guarantee extension upon online registration on www.rogerdubuis.com.