Vacheron Constantin, has named Hugues de Pins as president of Vacheron Constantin North America. He replaces Julien Tornare who has been promoted to the position of Worldwide Sales director of Vacheron Constantin Intl. at the company’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
De Pins brings with him 15 years of experience in the luxury retail sector. Most recently, he was regional director for Vacheron Constantin in the Middle East and India, based in Dubai. During four years in the Middle East, he successfully grew the brand and helped it achieve a leadership position in the high-end watch category. Prior to Dubai, he worked for Cartier, Vacheron Constantin’s sister brand under their parent company, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, based first in Paris and then in Madrid, Spain, where he gained valuable expertise in the luxury market as well as an acute international perspective.
As the new president of Vacheron Constantin North America, de Pins will continue to develop the US market and solidify its leadership position in Haute Horlogerie.
“The company has operated continuously for more than two and a half centuries, and its timepieces have been distributed in the United States for more than 125 years, de Pins said. “I am pleased to lead the U.S. team, continuing in the same direction, reinforcing to our collectors that the beauty of Vacheron Constantin hand-crafted timepieces are like works of art that only very few master craftsmen still know how to produce.”
De Pins will be based at the Vacheron Constantin headquarters in New York, where he will reside in New York with his wife and three children.