Hublot Breaks Ground at New Manufacture in Nyon

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Jean-Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe

Hublot is expanding its production capabilities. Today the luxury manufacture got started with the construction of a second manufacture in Nyon, Switzerland.

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The new manufacture is being built with the Nyon-based architectural firm Coretra

Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and President of LVMH Group’s Watch Division, and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, were joined at the official groundbreaking ceremony by the Mayor of Nyon, Daniel Rossellat.

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The engravings read “Hublot II – Turning the 1st sod” in French

Located next to Hublot’s original building in Nyon, which is being built with the assistance of the architectural firm Coretra, will double Hublot’s surface area in Nyon. The 8,000 square meter space is expected to be completed in August 2015.

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Since joining Hublot in 2004, Biver has revitalized the manufacture

The new space will allow Hublot to create 100 new posts and bring the company’s staff in Switzerland to over 400 people. The project, which represents an investment of 20 million Swiss francs, will be largely dedicated to the production of components for the manufacture’s movements and the production of watch cases, as well as some After-Sales service and administration.

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A rendering of what the 8,000 square meter building will look like upon completion

The original building will then be reorganised, allowing the Innovation, Research & Development department (who focus on new materials and Grand Complication movements) and assembly departments to be expanded in tune with the growth of the company. Hublot’s production unit in Gland, which manufactures carbon fibre components and cases, will also be joining the main site in Nyon.

Photos courtesy Hublot.

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