Juan-Carlos Torres was born in Barcelona in 1956, and moved to Switzerland with his family when he was four years old. After graduating from business school he joined Camy Watch in the accounts department, and continued with his studies, earning an accounting qualification.
In 1981 he went to work for Vacheron Constantin, still in accounting, and this set him on the path to the pinnacle of watchmaking. In 1988 Juan-Carlos Torres was appointed Finance Director and proxy holder, with responsibility for the company’s internal organisation. In 1989 he was encouraged to take on more responsibility; as well as finance, he was put in charge of IT, human resources, after-sales service and general administration.
In 2000 Juan-Carlos Torres was appointed Deputy Director General in charge of operations, with the task of managing the company’s entire manufacturing and watchmaking operations. In 2004 he also took over distribution, marketing and communication.
Juan-Carlos Torres’ unparalleled knowledge of the company was rewarded in 2005, when the Richemont Group appointed him Director General of Vacheron Constantin.