According to the Swiss newspaper Arcinfo, French luxury goods group Kering has fired Antonio Calce, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, the watchmaker’s fine watchmaking brand, at the end of June. Kering Group watch and jewelry head Albert Bensoussan will temporarily take over GP Girard Perregaux.
AntonioCalce’s departure confirms rumors that Kering is looking for a new leader for Girard Perregaux. Since Kering acquired GP Girard Perregaux from the Macaluso family, the company’s performance has not been satisfactory. It is said that in August 2017, Kering appointed a new CEO for Athens Watch, another watchmaking brand, for the same reason.
AntonioCalce started his career at Piaget Piaget and then worked at Panerai. From 2005 to 2014, he served as CEO of Kunlun Watch. AntonioCalce then held the top position at Girard Perregaux, dedicated to restoring the fine watchmaking brand of the 1990s. His most notable achievement is the renaissance of Laureato, a luxury sports watch series that came out in the 1970s. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)