BREAKING NEWS: Georges Kern Resigns from Richemont

Georges Kern at the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot's Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 18, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC)

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.