As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we must acknowledge that the world of luxury watchmaking has long been perceived as a male-dominated industry. 

But talented women are making their mark within the industry, both behind the scenes and increasingly at the forefront. This shows that the watch industry is not limited to males; many females strive to become industry leaders.

Females at the Forefront: Watch Brand Leaders

From CEOs to Design Directors to Sales Leaders, these women leaders bring their passion, expertise, and unique perspectives to the world of timekeeping. 

Here are some women leaders making change within the powerhouse luxury watch brands in the industry: 

1. Ginny Wright – CEO of Audemars Piguet Americas

Ginny Wright, CEO of Audemars Piguet Americas, spearheads the brand’s success in the American market. 

She is the first woman to hold this position within the prestigious Swiss watchmaker. With a background in luxury goods, Wright brings a fresh perspective to the brand. 

2. Chabi Nouri – Chief Executive of Piaget

Chabi Nouri is the Chief Executive of Piaget. Her impressive career trajectory has led her to the helm of Piaget, where she oversees the brand’s continued success and innovation.

3. Caroline Scheufele – Co-President of Chopard

Another woman leads within the watch industry, notably at the helm of Chopard. Caroline Scheufele serves as the Co-President and Artistic Director of the brand.

A driving force behind the renowned jewelry and watchmaker, Scheufele has played a vital role in shaping Chopard’s creative direction and global presence.

4. Marie-Laure Cérède – Cartier’s Timepieces Creation Director

Cartier has established itself as one of the most coveted brands among female watch collectors. This reputation owes much to the contributions of Marie-Laure Cérède, the Timepieces Creation Director at Cartier.

Cérède’s artistic vision is instrumental in crafting Cartier’s iconic timepieces, ensuring they remain timeless and elegant.

5. Catherine Rénier – CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

The final CEO on the list is Catherine Rénier, who heads Jaeger-LeCoultre. Rénier’s watchmaking mechanics and design sensibilities combine to create exceptional timepieces for Jaeger-LeCoultre.

These are just a few examples of the many women shaping the future of watchmaking. Their leadership and creativity push the boundaries of design, technical innovation, and brand strategy. 

Women Leaders at the Helm of Luxehouze 

Acknowledging the countless women working tirelessly behind the scenes in watchmaking is essential. 

From skilled watchmakers to engineers and marketing specialists, their contributions are essential to the industry’s success and are still vital in the scene. 

Additionally, in Luxehouze, we have our very own women leaders at the forefront of our sales team. 

Our Sales Lead Manager, a working mother, said, “In resemblance to a household, being a mother at home is a blessing, whereas being a mother at work is a privilege, and the company I serve is my partner.”

She added, “The joy of maintaining a happy home and nurturing the team to grow and thrive is the ultimate accomplishment in my professional journey as a leader within a male-dominated niche industry.”

The watchmaking industry is slowly but surely becoming more inclusive. As more women enter the field and rise through the ranks, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking advancements and a wider range of timepieces that cater to diverse styles and preferences.

So, who are your watchmaking role models? Let’s acknowledge the remarkable women who are leading the way in this fascinating industry.