ionel a Marca joined the Swatch Group almost 30 years ago and has been working at Breguet since 2019. He was appointed to the Executive Boards of Blancpain in 2004 and Harry Winston in 2014. In 2019, he also joined the Extended Executive Board of the Swatch Group.
Lionel a Marca will now be taking over the operational management at Breguet under the presidency of Marc A. Hayek, with whom he has worked closely for over 20 years.
Marc A. Hayek noted: “The appointment of Lionel a Marca, a watchmaker in the purest sense of the word at a Maison of Breguet’s prestige, marks a new chapter in its history. I know that he will put all of his energy into continuing the work started by my grandfather since the takeover in 1999, while also keeping the pioneering spirit of its founder alive.”
- Lionel a Marca
Born in Porrentruy (Switzerland) in 1967, it was only natural that Lionel a Marca should turn to watchmaking. Following a watchmaking and repair apprenticeship and several years gaining experience, he joined the Swatch Group in 1992, at Frédéric Piguet located in the Vallée de Joux. It was here that he familiarized himself with the constraints of production.
His career path subsequently took him to the ETA Manufacture Horlogère, where he helped develop and improve several watchmaking complications. He went on to assume new roles within the Swatch Group. He worked as a consultant for different companies within the Group, namely in the areas of quality control and implementing new production lines.
It was during one such task that he crossed paths with Marc A. Hayek, the current President of Breguet and Blancpain, where he has remained to this day.