Renaud de Retz, born in France in 1973, holds a diploma in international business and management from the European Management School in Paris. It was in France’s capital that he began his watchmaking career, as sales executive for Longines, then as marketing executive for Jaeger-LeCoultre. In 2000 he moved to Switzerland to join the management of the LVMH group. In 2003 Renaud de Retz became one of the founders of Neuchâtel brand Hautlence, from which he withdrew in 2010. He then helped to set up jewellery brand Réglisse, before returning to watchmaking in 2013 as CEO of Ernest Borel.