An engineer, business post-graduate and qualified watchmaker, Thomas Meier worked within the Swatch Group for 23 years before becoming CEO of Glashütte Original in October 2016.
You have been CEO at Glashütte Original for a year now. What is your take on the company?
Being a watchmaker and engineer myself, I take great pride in being CEO of a true manufacture, where the design and production process – from the first idea to the final assembly of the watch – takes place almost entirely in-house. The time, love and attention dedicated to the making and finishing of every single component is tremendous. This is really rare in the industry.