In a completely — completely — unprecedented turn of events, Richemont has just sent out a press release announcing the resignation of its recently appointed Head of Watchmaking, Marketing and Digital, Mr. Georges Kern.

The mentioned press release is brief (to say the least), but it does include this one quote from Richemont Chairman, Mr. Johann Rupert saying, “Georges has been offered an interesting opportunity to become an entrepreneur. He has had a very successful career at IWC Schaffhausen and we wish him well.”

While little has been said, it is a matter of time before more turns up. Watch this space as this news develops.