With demand for watches finally showing signs of improvement, optimism is slowly creeping back into the sector.
Seward relocates to the U.S. following a string of postings for the haute horology house.
The company is in the fifth year of the program that benefits the United Nations World Food Programme, and so far has delivered over 15 million meals to children in need.
He replaces Jean-Paul Girardin, who will become Breitling’s vice president.
Kern, a Richemont veteran, is leaving for an entrepreneurial opportunity.
The watchmaker’s self-funded retrospective will include a limited-edition retail element.
It was sold for a record-breaking amount in 2002 before resurfacing again 15 years later to smash auction records.
Breitling, one of the last remaining independent Swiss watchmakers, is to be snapped up by CVC Capital Partners.