The Ulysse Nardin duo will discuss the history of the nautical observatory and the brand’s expertise in manufacturing them.
Ulysse Nardin celebrates its 175th anniversary this year and will deliver a speech at the New York Institute of Watches and Clocks as part of the ongoing celebration. At the New York Society of Watches and Clocks meeting in November 2021, Massimo Bonfiglioli, the head of the Athens watch heritage, will discuss the history of the nautical observatory and the brand’s manufacturing expertise. These extremely precise timers ensure safe navigation on the high seas, even in severe weather that would hinder other navigation methods. Bonfigli will work with Jean-Christophe Sabatier, Product Director of Ulysse Nardin, to explain how the recently launched Chronometry since 1846 capsule series takes care of the brand’s tradition and value.
About Massimo Bonfiglioli
Massimo Bonfigli was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland on December 3, 1960. He is the head of the brand heritage department of Ulysse Nardin.
He was hired by Rolf Schnyder as a regional sales manager in 2000. Throughout his career, Massimo has contributed to sales development in various markets including Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, Italy, South America, Greece, Turkey and North Africa. Contributions. Since 2005, Massimo Bonfigli has also been responsible for training, visits to manufacturers, and the Athens watch heritage space in Le Locle, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Today, his extensive experience in Ulysse Nardin makes him very familiar with the brand, and is an important asset for training and sales.
For more than 30 years, Massimo Bonfigli has gained in-depth knowledge of the Swiss watch industry, the history of the Athens watch brand, and current and historical collections at Ulysse Nardin for 21 years.
Massimo Bonfigli has worked with Rolf Schnyder and Ludwig Oechslin and attended when it was acquired by the French luxury goods group Kering in 2014. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and Spanish.
Massimo Bonfigli is part of his home region and he is passionate about cross-country skiing in the mountains around Neuchâtel in winter and cycling in summer. He has also participated in more than 15 European marathons, including Rome, Berlin and Prague.wrist watches
About Jean-Christophe Sabatier
Jean-Christophe Sabatier was born in Dijon in 1970. He is the head of the Ulysse Nardin product division in Le Locle and is responsible for the brand’s product line. From the design of the new series to market distribution, Jean-Christophe and his team are responsible for formulating the design of new products, determining their positioning, and helping to maintain creativity and innovation-the values cherished by the brand. He is also responsible for all development. Jean-Christophe is a project management expert with an in-depth understanding of the market; he is responsible for a team of 10 people, including artists, designers, and project managers.
Jean-Christophe graduated from the Clermont Business School in France and started his career in the automotive industry at Peugeot at the age of 23. After working for Peugeot in Egypt for 2 years, Jean-Christophe continued his adventures in Peugeot in Paris for nearly 5 years, responsible for the paint and materials of the entire series. Jean-Christophe entered the watchmaking industry in 2002 after working as an international product manager for Salomon in the Alpine division of Annecy for 3 years as the marketing and communications director of Baume et Mercier. In 2011, he joined the Kering Group as the head of Boucheron’s watch department. Finally, in March 2016, Jean-Christophe joined Ulysse Nardin as product director.
Jean-Christophe is passionate about geopolitics and travel. He goes skiing, deep sea diving and karate. He lives in Neuchatel near the shore of the lake. Jean-Christophe is married and has three children. fashion watches