Johann Rupert



Business Features

Johann Rupert Has No Plans to Sell Richemont, Which Bounced Back in Q4

Richemont’s founder and chairman may be in the mood to cooperate with competitors, but says he has no desire to sell as the company posted robust sales and profits in fiscal 2021.

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Q4 Jump Lifts Richemont Sales; Full-year Profit Up 38 Percent

The company said it has seen a “strong start” to the new fiscal year as Johann Rupert paid tribute to Alber Elbaz, who died in April.

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Phoebe Hui


Lassoing the Moon in Hong Kong

Artist Phoebe Hui considers the moon, and why it is slowly spinning away from Earth, for Audemars Piguet Contemporary.

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Johann Rupert, Federico Marchetti

Business Features

Richemont Defends Johann Rupert’s Early COVID-19 Vaccination

Rupert has come under fire from a Swiss newspaper for getting an early vaccine from a clinic in which one of his companies has a financial interest.

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Johann Rupert, Federico Marchetti


Rupert’s Dream Realized: An All-Embracing Platform for Digital Luxury

Richemont’s chairman said the China-focused, global partnership with Farfetch and Alibaba will help smaller luxury players “fight giants like Amazon,” and give fashion and accessories brands greater access to a market with explosive growth.

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Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique


Richemont to Postpone Shareholder Loyalty Scheme

The parent of Cartier and IWC had planned to reward shareholders for sticking with the company during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique


Richemont Sets Shareholder Loyalty Scheme, Names Wendy Luhabe to Board

In May, Johann Rupert said he wanted to compensate shareholders after slashing last year’s dividend, and thank them for sticking with the company through COVID-19, and beyond.

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Cartier Pasha watch campaign


Richemont Sets Goals to Become Cleaner, Greener Machine in New Report

In its newly published Sustainability Report 2020, the parent of Cartier has laid out short-, medium- and long-term environmental goals, and is looking to strengthen its relationship with staff and suppliers.

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A customized Rolex watch by Mad Paris


Luxury Watches Weather the Pandemic With a Little Help From Digital

High-end watch sales may be down, but they’re not out, thanks to flush local customers and brands’ wholehearted embrace of e-commerce.

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A Cartier Tutti Frutti bracelet sold online by Sotheby's.

Business Features

Richemont’s Rupert Takes the Long View

“We are lucky in that we prepared for an economic downturn,” said Johann Rupert, Richemont’s chairman and founder. “COVID-19 merely sped up what was probably going to happen in any case: Economic reality settling in.”

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Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique


Richemont Q4 Sales Sink 18% Due to COVID-19

Group sales for the year rose 2 percent, with the long-term outlook positive for hard luxury.

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Marc Jacobs CFDA After Party

Designer and Luxury

Phoebe Philo Isn’t Finished With Fashion

The designer is said to be readying her own collection with an eco angle.

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Alber Elbaz

Fashion Features

The World According to Elbaz: The Designer Ponders Fashion’s Purpose

Having just inked a deal with Richemont, Alber Elbaz is looking at fashion, luxury and the act of making and dressing in a new light.

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Kaia Gerber on the catwalkChloe show, Runway, Fall Winter 2019, Paris Fashion Week, France - 28 Feb 2019

Human Resources

Eric Vallat Steps Down, a Setback for Richemont’s Fashion Division

According to well-placed sources, Vallat is returning to his former company Rémy Martin.

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The interior of the Cartier store at Hudson Yards in New York City.

Business Features

Richemont Cites Challenges, Opportunities in Latest FashTech Deals

In fiscal 2018-19 Cartier’s parent Richemont reported a 27 percent uptick in sales and a 128 percent rise in profit, due chiefly to a one-off accounting gain.

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