Julien Tornare graduated from the University of Geneva in 1996 as a Bachelor in Economics and headed straight to London to complete a Masters course in International Business at London Metropolitan University. His first position was area sales manager at Raymond Weil, responsible for European markets including the former USSR states, where he started in 1997 after his postgraduate studies.
Integrated chronographs, conversely, are designed from the ground up to be chronographs and chronograph components share space with non-complication parts inside the watch. An interesting side effect of integrated design is that it generally produces much more visually intriguing movements because, unlike their modular counterparts, these components are not hidden on the other side of the watch. Thus, the owner may enjoy views like the one you see here, peering directly into the chronograph itself.It’s hard to imagine that the Timeless Chronomaster Heritage Chronometer is our 11th limited edition so far, and perhaps even more mind-blowing is that it’s the first Swiss watch we’ve ever designed. It’s unfortunate, then, that only 25 will ever be produced, the smallest Timeless LE run yet. Imagining that the new watch will be gone very soon, a watch that we spent countless hours designing over the course of dozens of renders, is an interestingly difficult experience. I certainly hope that we get the opportunity to design more limited editions with Zenith in the future, but for now, the Timeless Chronomaster Heritage Chronometer will stand on its own, our first chronograph, our first Swiss watch and our first Zenith.Each of the 25 Timeless Chronomaster Heritage Chronometers costs $7,500 and there’s still some available for reservation. If you happen to be local, consider stopping in and seeing it in person. Otherwise, please e-mail us or call us at 214-494-4241 to make sure to get yours before it’s too late.
Having joined Vacheron Constantin in 2000, Julien Tornare followed a typical career path within the Richemont Group’s senior management, progressing from Director of the Swiss Market to International Sales Director via a stint at Vacheron Constantin North America. For the past six years before joining Zenith, he was responsible for Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific, where he grew the number of own-name boutiques from 3 to 13. During this period he also completed the Foundation for Business Leadership (Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Supply Chain) course at the world-renowned IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
As CEO of Zenith 9k watch Replica Watches, Julien Tornare reports directly to Jean-Claude Biver, head of the LVMH group’s watchmaking division, who unusually looked outside the group to recruit a new CEO to turn around Zenith’s fortunes. “Julien’s strong international and commercial experience in watches will be crucial to the development of Zenith,” he said.