Jerome Romain, the Geneva-based watch makers, have recently appointed Manuel Emch as their new CEO. Founded in 2004, the renowned Romain Jerome watches are the ‘DNA of Famous Legends’ collection. It was the Titanic-DNA series, incorporating metal from the sunken liner, that launched this collection of timepieces that blurs the boundary between art and functionality.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Emch said it was his intention to continue with the philosophy of the famous legends, developing the unique concept in new directions, while continuing to focus on the emotional content of Romain Jerome watches.
Manuel Emch has established himself as someone with considerable skills in the field of establishing and consolidating brand identity during his time at Jaquet Droz. While at Droz, Mr Emch initiated and designed the Grande Seconde and the now legendary Machine à Ecrire le Temps. Not surprisingly, he is recipient of several watch design awards.
He also brings to Romain Jerome valuable skills and experience in production and sales. Mr Emch contributed to the construction of the brand-new Jaquet Droz manufacturing facility, as well as supervising the creation of a worldwide distribution network that has over 200 points of sale and six own-name boutiques.
A promising start for a new decade then.