By  on January 3, 2019

As a new generation of chief executives seeks to carve out a future for watchmakers, wide-reaching change continues to roll across the sector, upending long-held traditions — including key industry events like watch fairs.

Notable management changes last year that herald new direction for a number of labels include the appointment of Stéphane Bianchi as head of watchmaking activities for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, owner of Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot. Bianchi, who will lead Tag Heuer with the chief executive officers of Hublot and Zenith reporting to him, succeeded watchmaking veteran Jean-Claude Biver. A well-respected industry leader, Biver stepped down from his operational duties  but will stay on as non-executive president of the division.

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