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August 5, 2010

Swatch Group, the iconic family-controlled watchmaker, announced record half-year results yesterday both in terms of sales and profits.

Swatch Group, the iconic family-controlled watchmaker, announced record half-year results yesterday both in terms of sales and profits.

This news will be welcomed by new family chairman Nayla Hayek (pictured), who was elected to the position in June following the unexpected death of her father, Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek. (Continue reading here)

July 21, 2010

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of founder Nicolas Hayek, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of Nicolas Hayek, the founder and widely heralded savior of the Swiss watch industry, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

July 7, 2010

Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver has bought and sold some of the world’s most famous watch brands, but says he has no plans to put his time and effort into succession planning, writes Margie Goldsmith.

Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver has bought and sold some of the world's most famous watch brands, but says he has no plans to put his time and effort into succession planning, writes Margie Goldsmith.

The death last week of family-controlled Swatch Group founder Nicolas G Hayek saddened Biver, who knew him from his time as a board member of Swatch from 1992 to 2003.

July 5, 2010

Nayla Hayek has succeeded her father Nicolas Hayek, chairman of the Swatch Group, following his death last week. The appointment of Nayla, 59, as chairwoman of the Board of Directors caps a meteoric rise following her promotion to the position of vice-president in May 2010.

Nayla Hayek has succeeded her father Nicolas Hayek, chairman of the Swatch Group, following his death last week. (Continue reading here)

The appointment of Nayla, 59, as chairwoman of the board of directors caps a meteoric rise following her promotion to the position of vice-president in May 2010.

June 29, 2010

Nicolas G Hayek, co-founder, chairman and delegate of the board of directors of the Swatch Group, has died aged 82.

Nicolas G Hayek, co-founder, chairman and delegate of the board of directors of the Swatch Group, has died aged 82. A statement said he had passed away "unexpectedly … due to heart failure during work at his beloved Swatch Group."

The Lebanese-born entrepreneur and former engineering consultant made his name after receiving an assignment to develop a strategy for the future of two Swiss watch companies in the early 1980s.

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