In November, when Stéphane Bianchi started his new job as head of the Watch Division at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and chief executive at TAG Heuer, one of its brands, he arrived without a logical prerequisite: experience in the watch industry.
But Mr. Bianchi, 54, had spent the bulk of his career at the French company Yves Rocher Group and at the Swiss retail group Maus Frères, both of which have a lot in common with LVMH: family-run, consumer-facing European businesses with several distinct labels under their umbrellas.
“I like brands,” Mr. Bianchi said, speaking from his new office at TAG Heuer’s headquarters in La Chaux-de-Fonds, about 90 miles northeast of Geneva. “I like retail, digital and international, and working for a family group. That’s what I like, honestly. And I like watches — I’ve been a watch collector for the last 20 years now, but nobody knew it.”
Of course, buying vintage timepieces — including watches from the brands he now oversees, as well as ones he didn’t want to name out of loyalty to his new employer — isn’t the same as working within the industry.
So, how did it happen? In 2015, Mr. Bianchi began meeting informally with Bernard Arnault, the LVMH chairman and chief executive. He had just left the chief executive job at Yves Rocher and, at the time, his plan was to acquire a company of his own.
“I decided to do it just for me, and why not?” Mr. Bianchi said. “I wanted to buy one, a really good one, for me and I couldn’t find it. I looked in the U.S. as well, but it was too expensive. It was very, very expensive and — voilà! — we can see what happened now, and I’m very glad not to have done it.”
For Mr. Bianchi, joining another family business was part of the appeal of his new positions (the LVMH role encompasses oversight of Hublot and Zenith, as well as TAG Heuer). He said he felt that he was best-suited to working for people who were not interested only in money, though that did not mean families were not interested in it. They do, however, “have something more,” he said. “They are working with a long-term perspective.
“What they do,” he added, “they are investing for their long-term vision, and I’d like to think that what I am doing is helping them to continue their family’s story.”
Many watch insiders don’t see Mr. Bianchi’s lack of industry experience as a liability. “There is something compelling about bringing someone in that is not an insider,” said Benjamin Clymer, founder and chief executive of the watch website Hodinkee. “When you look at the brands that have really changed things, and then the people that have really changed things over the last 10 years, it’s people that really didn’t know the watch world.”
Dipanjan Chatterjee, a vice president and principal analyst for Forrester Research, echoed the sentiment. “I think Mr. Bianchi will come in with his own set of ideas, and the reason they’re bringing him in is because he has his own independent set of ideas that he’s gleaned from working in his related, somewhat similar categories,” Mr. Chatterjee said. “From the other side of things, they have to give him the freedom to run with that. As long as he’s not running counter to the principles of the business, he is just refreshing it to make it much more pertinent to today’s consumers.”
Mr. Bianchi said that he was still settling in but he did, indeed, plan to make some changes.
“I’m a disruptive guy, so when I see something, I never leave it as it is,” he said. “I have to disturb it just to make it go forward.”
Initially, he intends to expand TAG Heuer’s presence in China, where he feels the brand has an opportunity for growth in spite of the country’s economic slowdown. The United States, the brand’s top market, also will remain a central focus, he said.
Mr. Bianchi was born and raised in Marseilles, France; his mother taught Latin and French, and his father was an executive in the horse racing industry. After earning an M.B.A. from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, he spent several years as a consultant for the holding company Arthur Andersen.
Yves Rocher, one of his clients, hired him in 1994; four years later, he became the group’s chief executive. In 2015, he joined the board of Maus Frères, which owns brands like Lacoste, Gant and Aigle, a position he is keeping while working at LVMH.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bianchi has kept a low profile. “I don’t really like speaking about me,” he said. “I’m not the guy who’s important. What’s important is the brands, and this is what I did during all my career — I’ve been working for brands. Stéphane Bianchi is not very important, so when you Google me, you won’t find much.”
He spends weekdays focused on work, waking up at 5 at his apartment near the TAG Heuer headquarters and squeezing in a stress-relieving game of squash when possible. On weekends, he usually is in London, where his wife and two sons live.
He could not be more different from his predecessor at the new positions, Jean-Claude Biver: a larger-than-life, impassioned personality accustomed to interviews and public appearances and known for bringing big wheels of his farm-made cheese to share with sports figures and celebrities at watch-related events.
“One of the things that Biver has been able to do is to cultivate a strong following not only inside, but from customers and people interested and excited to listen to him,” said Ryan Raffaelli, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and author of multiple case studies on the Swiss watchmaking industry.
Or, as Mr. Clymer put it, “Jean-Claude is the person in the watch industry.”
In September, LVMH announced that Mr. Biver, now 69, would become the Watch Division’s nonexecutive chairman, primarily an advisory role; health problems have been widely reported to have been a factor in the move.
Mr. Bianchi said succeeding Mr. Biver had not been intimidating. “I know him quite well and I like him very much, but when I take over a brand I’m never looking” at a predecessor, Mr. Bianchi said. “This is not my point. My point is, ‘What is the brand?’”
He added that, when he took control of Yves Rocher at the age of 33, he replaced the company’s founder. “If I had any fear,” he said, “I would not have taken the job.”
“I’m not taking his shoes,” Mr. Bianchi said of Mr. Biver. “I’m taking mine.”B:
大乐透开奖结果大乐透走势图“【你】……【你】【怎】【么】【知】【道】？”【马】【无】【霜】【算】【是】【间】【接】【承】【认】【了】，【但】【还】【是】【无】【法】【相】【信】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【跟】【自】【己】【年】【龄】【相】【仿】，【又】【长】【得】【如】【此】【标】【致】【的】【女】【子】，【能】【知】【道】【自】【己】【内】【心】【的】【想】【法】。 【马】【无】【霜】【甚】【至】【有】【些】【恍】【惚】，【是】【不】【是】【刚】【才】【自】【己】【和】【余】【婉】【儿】【的】【对】【话】【中】，【跟】【她】【透】【露】【过】【这】【些】，【但】【自】【己】【拼】【了】【命】【地】【回】【忆】，【也】【回】【忆】【不】【起】【来】。 “【对】【啊】，【姐】【姐】，【你】【怎】【么】【知】【道】【的】？”【陈】【心】【月】【终】
【一】【个】【月】【之】【后】。 【苏】【璃】【坐】【在】【咖】【啡】【厅】【里】，【轻】【轻】【搅】【动】【着】【咖】【啡】，【动】【作】【优】【雅】【而】【温】【婉】。 【苏】【小】【米】【一】【进】【来】【就】【看】【见】【她】【一】【副】【高】【雅】【恬】【静】【的】【样】【子】，【明】【明】【跟】【从】【前】【一】【样】【的】【动】【作】，【却】【透】【露】【着】【一】【股】【陌】【生】【感】，【她】【说】【不】【上】【来】【究】【竟】【是】【哪】【里】【变】【了】，【可】【能】【是】【因】【为】【太】【久】【没】【有】【见】【了】【吧】。 【苏】【丽】【看】【着】【她】【走】【进】【来】，【小】【腹】【处】【微】【微】【隆】【起】，【面】【色】【淡】【然】【的】【招】【呼】【着】【她】【坐】【下】，【还】【体】【贴】【的】
【【学】【校】】 【广】【播】【喊】【各】【班】【班】【长】【去】【开】【会】。 【林】【栩】【听】【到】【广】【播】【放】【下】【笔】【和】【本】【去】【开】【会】。【在】【走】【廊】【碰】【到】【了】【林】【三】【木】。 “【偶】【像】，【偶】【像】。”【林】【三】【木】【隔】【老】【远】【就】【开】【始】【喊】【林】【栩】。【向】【她】【跑】【过】【去】。 【林】【栩】【看】【到】【他】【笑】【了】。 “【你】【慢】【点】，【我】【又】【不】【能】【跑】【了】。”【林】【栩】【说】【到】，【担】【心】【他】【跑】【快】【了】【心】【脏】【受】【不】【了】。 “【我】【没】【事】，【我】【刚】【回】【来】【就】【听】【说】【你】【在】【运】【动】【会】【上】【拿】【了】
“【妈】，【你】【都】【退】【休】【了】，【对】【厂】【里】【的】【事】【咋】【比】【我】【们】【还】【关】【心】？”【胡】【贤】【如】【夹】【了】【一】【口】【菜】【送】【进】【嘴】【里】【说】。 “【那】【当】【然】！【我】【和】【你】【爸】【以】【前】【都】【是】【厂】【里】【的】【老】【干】【部】，【现】【在】，【你】【和】【你】【妹】【妹】【又】【都】【在】【厂】【里】【工】【作】，【我】【怎】【么】【能】【不】【关】【心】？”【妈】【妈】【说】，“【我】【们】【全】【家】【人】【可】【都】【是】【靠】【着】024【吃】【饭】【过】【日】【子】【哩】，【厂】【里】【要】【不】【行】【了】，【我】【们】【全】【家】【还】【不】【得】【去】【马】【路】【上】【喝】【西】【北】【风】？” “【妈】
“【说】【什】【么】【瞎】【话】，【万】【一】【她】【图】【个】【啥】【呢】，【等】【过】【段】【时】【间】【再】【说】，【这】【女】【人】【裤】【带】【太】【松】【准】【没】【好】【事】。”【老】【太】【太】【这】【是】【过】【来】【人】【的】【经】【验】。【都】【说】【男】【追】【女】【隔】【成】【山】，【哪】【有】【女】【人】【倒】【贴】【送】【上】【门】【来】【的】，【这】【太】【容】【易】【的】【事】【情】，【就】【是】【有】【古】【怪】。 “【就】【是】，【不】【说】【别】【的】，【你】【看】【咱】【嫂】【子】，【大】【哥】【走】【几】【年】【了】，【你】【看】【到】【她】【跟】【别】【的】【男】【人】【乱】【来】【的】【吗】？【你】【们】【这】【昨】【天】【才】【认】【识】【呢】，【我】【的】【妈】【呀】，【这】大乐透开奖结果大乐透走势图【顾】【家】【别】【墅】。 【吃】【完】【早】【餐】【的】【祁】【严】【卿】【折】【着】【长】【腿】【看】【杂】【志】，【短】【短】【几】【行】【字】【看】【了】【有】【十】【几】【分】【钟】，【小】【个】【子】【女】【佣】【看】【在】【眼】【里】，【知】【道】【二】【公】【子】【才】【没】【有】【在】【看】【书】，【他】【是】【在】【等】【顾】【小】【姐】。 【听】【到】【一】【些】【淅】【淅】【沥】【沥】【的】【声】【音】，【祁】【严】【卿】【抬】【眸】【问】【站】【在】【一】【旁】【的】【小】【个】【子】【女】【佣】，“【下】【雨】【了】？” 【小】【个】【子】【女】【佣】【走】【到】【窗】【边】【看】【了】【看】，【回】【头】【对】【祁】【严】【卿】【说】，“【是】【的】。” 【祁】【严】【卿】【蹙】
【首】【先】【不】【住】【后】【退】【的】【战】【马】【就】【打】【消】【他】【这】【一】【个】【念】【头】，【董】【天】【树】【狠】【狠】【的】【捶】【捶】【捶】【座】【下】【战】【马】，【可】【是】【战】【马】【依】【然】【在】【得】【得】【得】【不】【住】【的】【后】【退】。 【已】【经】【听】【到】【黑】【鬼】【骑】【兵】【后】【面】【的】【呐】【喊】【声】【也】【逐】【渐】【消】【失】【了】，【董】【天】【树】【猜】【想】，【总】【指】【挥】【可】【能】【也】【遇】【到】【了】【同】【样】【的】【麻】【烦】。 【急】【速】【行】【进】【中】【的】【诸】【葛】【所】【带】【领】【的】【三】【中】【队】，【连】【续】【换】【了】【三】【次】【马】，【终】【于】【以】【最】【快】【的】【速】【度】【赶】【到】【了】【聚】【居】【区】。 【一】
【此】【时】，【马】【王】【乡】，【指】【挥】【部】【里】。 【胡】【義】【秉】【和】【黄】【少】【军】【正】【在】【准】【备】【着】【关】【于】【林】【洛】【羽】【他】【们】【入】【党】【的】【资】【料】。 【从】【林】【洛】【羽】【发】【来】【的】【电】【报】【看】，【这】【次】【回】【来】【的】【人】，【只】【有】【林】【洛】【羽】【等】【二】【十】【一】【人】，【还】【有】【没】【来】【的】【半】【仙】【和】【梁】【远】，【杨】【彪】，【这】【三】【人】【的】【资】【料】。 “【话】【说】【都】【快】【一】【个】【星】【期】【了】，【林】【洛】【羽】【怎】【么】【还】【没】【到】，【不】【会】【出】【什】【么】【事】【了】【吧】？”【胡】【義】【秉】【一】【边】【填】【写】【着】【资】【料】，【一】【边】【说】