Jean-Claude Biver is a remarkable individual and has been a purveyor of top of the line watches since he was 18. His enthusiasm for watches comes from his youth delight of steam machines and mechanical items. In clamoring West London, facilitated an assortment of Jean-Claude Biver’s prized assortment of watches. During the night, Biver revealed his story on his ascent to the Head of the LVMH Watch Division.

Spear-heading the promoting for the Royal Oak not long after its dispatch, Jean-Claude left Audemars Piguet for Omega. Valuing the specialty of watch-production from AP and understanding the business at Omega gave him the incredible stimulus to buy the juvenile Blancpain brand. In a brief timeframe, he transformed a 22,000 CHF interest into a 60million CHF buyout from the SWATCH Group.

JC Biver talking at Phillips Perpetual in London

Baselworld Brilliance

Biver went up to his first Baselworld addressing the recently empowered Blancpain with just one watch. What’s more, and still, at the end of the day, the watch was not shown in the stall window. All things being equal, the stall was put with the noteworthy Blancpain logo, urging visitors to jab their heads inside to perceive what it was about. His ploy worked. As word spread, it made a gigantic buzz inside the media and exchange circles. This got under the skin of the Baselworld bosses who demanded watches should be shown to get a corner. Something else, the brand would not be welcome for the next year’s reasonable. Interesting how things change.

Not to be outshone, Biver arranged a raving success and snatch by breaking the glass shows around the stall and leaving void watch cupboards. Plainly, he did this to recreate that the watches had been taken and couldn’t be shown. This standard breaking disposition continued into his next endeavor at Hublot. The 1980s brand was battling to catch the hearts and brains of the customers. At the stature of the quartz emergency, and with sensibly deadened plans, Jean-Claude Biver positively infused some truly necessary energy into Hublot and had a huge effect with the Big Bang. I’ve said before here , that the Big Bang embodies the soul of watches from the 2000s and is liable for carrying another customer base to watch collecting.

Jean-Claude Biver’s Hublot Big Bang Chronograph Tourbillon

Head of watches

Soon after, Hublot was ingested into LVMH, where Biver became head of watches. A couple of wellbeing concerns prompted a delicate retirement in 2018. From that point forward, Biver has adopted a more loosened up strategy, discreetly accepting the job of Non-Executive President inside the LVMH watch division. Jean-Claude Biver left his blemish on LVMH, especially Hublot. His own mantra of “Share. Regard. Forgive.” actually echoes through the hallways of LVMH brand HQs around the world.

For Respect, Biver not just guaranteed a sex equivalent working environment and pay, for him that was simple at Hublot. In any case, he additionally gave a kindergarten to moms to work deftly with youngsters and keep an incredible family balance.

Patek Philippe Left to Right: Ref. 96HU Worldtime 1937, Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1948, Ref. 2499 Series 2 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 1957, Ref. 1579 Chronograph 1946

Auction News

Additionally, the news came during the occasion that four Patek Philippe watches in his assortment will be available to be purchased in May. Sale house,  PHILLIPS in relationship with BACS & RUSSO, will offer the uncommon and significant Patek Philippe wrist-looks as a component of their Geneva Watch Auction: XI.

Estimate: CHF 1,000,000 – 2,000,000

Estimate: 800,000 – 1,600,000

Estimate: CHF 300,000 – 600,000

Estimate: CHF 1,200,000 – 2,400,000

Evening with Phillips in London

Now for some photographs of the night. A portion of these watches are essential for JC Biver’s individual assortment while others are accessible to buy by means of . Just the 4 Patek Philippe watches above from Biver’s assortment are available to be purchased. Check the Phillips site for live updates on the bartering and what is for sale.

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JC Biver Collection: Patek Philippe Ref. 5004


JC Biver Collection: Rolex Rainbow Daytona 116595 RBOW


Phillips Perpetual: Rolex Submariner Date “Kermit” Ref 16610LV


Phillips Perpetual: Patek Philippe World-Timers for Patek’s 175th Anniversary


JC Biver Collection: F.P. Journe Chronomètre À Résonance


JC Biver Collection: Philippe Dufour Simplicity


Attendee’s watch: MB&F Legacy Machine Limited Edition for Hodinkee


JC Biver Collection: Akrivia Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain