Kristina-Ripsimé Ambartsumian, chairman of MCT (Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps), announced the appointment of Pierre Jacques as the watch brand’s new CEO. Pierre Jacques has more than 15 years of strategic and operational experience in the watch industry. He notably co-founded the international watch magazine GMT, directed the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and subsequently the Geneva flagship store of the retail group Les Ambassadeurs, before serving for five years as CEO of the De Bethune brand.

“Pierre Jacques’ arrival in our company corresponds to a new stage for MCT”, said Mrs Ambartsumian. “His dynamic approach and his experience will make a valuable contribution to accelerating the development of our young brand.”

“I’ve always admired MCT creations,” explained Pierre Jacques. “They reflect absolute modernity in terms of design and technical research, while respecting the spirit and the rules of Haute Horlogerie. I am proud of being able to participate in the expansion of this magnificent firm.” Pierre Jacques will take up his position on February 15th 2016. He will succeed François Candolfi, who became the head of MCT since its takeover by Cage Holding which he initiated as a consultant in 2012.

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Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.