This 2017 is proving to be a truly dynamic year for watchmaking houses, with numerous changes at the top in the 'upper floors' of the major houses. Just three weeks ago we told you about the change at the top at Ulysse Nardin Italy, with Fabrizio Nembrini appointed new Brand Manager.

But, as we said, the news are now on the agenda.

The group Kering, world leader in the luxury sector and owner of Ulysse Nardin, has just announced that as of August 28, 2017 Patrick Pruniaux  will be the new CEO of the historic watchmaking maison, going to replace  Patrick P. Hoffmann.  Will report to Albert Bensoussan, General Manager of the «Luxe - Montres et Joaillerie» division in Kering.

Patrick Pruniaux  for nine years he held various positions of responsibility at Tag Heuer and later at Apple where he helped launch the Apple Watch. As CEO of Ulysse Nardin, he will have the task of accelerating the international development of the Swiss Haute Horlogerie Maison by relying on its capacity for innovation and the excellence of its skills.  


Albert bensoussan, General Manager of the «Luxe-Montres & Joaillerie» division of Kering, declared: «I am very happy that a talent like Patrick Pruniaux joins Ulysse Nardin and thus once again shows the attractiveness of the Kering group. His in-depth knowledge of the watchmaking sector both from the point of view of product innovation and from the point of view of the customer and distribution, will be a strength to continue developing this watchmaking Maison by relying on its technological savoir-faire. avant-garde and its unique identity. I would like to thank Patrik P. Hoffmann and pay homage to him for his decisive contribution to the growth and influence of Ulysse Nardin for almost two decades. "

We renew a Ulysse Nardin and the new CEO Patrick Pruniaux  our best wishes for a future full of satisfactions and new important goals.