Apple is trying to tap into Switzerland’s famous watchmaking expertise by poaching local employees, according to a comment made by LVMH watch division head Jean-Claude Biver to a French newspaper.
The tech giant reportedly tried to hire away several employees of Biver’s company Hublot, as well as employees of other watchmaking groups. They have all refused, he added.
He added that Apple also tried to buy a scratch-proof gold alloy Hublot has developed called Magic Gold, for a possible luxury iPhone. But Hublot also declined, since it doesn’t consider selling alloys its business.
The comment was first reported in English by iDownloadBlog.