The Good, Bad & The Ugly Lists On Swiss Watch Companies (2003 & 2004 Visits)

 

Someone once told me, "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression"


15 BEST RECEPTIONS
Dubey & Schaldenbrand SA (Les Pont-de-Martel)
Manufacture Roger Dubuis S.A. (Geneva)
Witschi Electronic AG (Bueren an der Aare)
Patek Philippe (Geneva)
Tissot SA (Le Locle)
Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (Geneva)
Titoni SA (Grenchen)
Vacheron Constantin (Geneva)
Kolber SA (Geneva)
Guebelin AG (Lucerne)
La Montre Hermes S.A. (Bienne)
IWC (International Watch Company) SA (Schaffhausen)
JeanRichard SA (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Ronda AG (Lausen)
Chopard & Cie S.A. (Geneva)

 


15 WORST RECEPTIONS
Breitling SA (Grenchen)
Raymond Weil S.A. (Geneva)
Journe Montres SA (Geneva)
TAG Heur International SA (Marin)
Bertolucci SA (Marin)
Metalor Technologies SA (Neuchatel)
Christophe Claret SA (Le Locle)
LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) (Paris)
Quinting SA (Geneva)
MVDB (Mexence van der Bauwede) (Geneva)
Montblanc Montre SA (Le Locle)
Bulgari Time (Switzerland) SA (Neuchatel)
Horoswiss (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Daniel Roth et Gerald Genta SA (Geneva)
Universal Geneve S.A. (Geneva)


BEST LOOKING HEAD OFFICES
Franck Muller (Genthod)
Chistophe Claret (Le Locle)
Patek Philippe (Geneva)
Manufacture Roger Dubuis S.A. (Geneva)
Montres Breguet SA (L'Abbaye)
Montblanc Montre SA (Le Locle)
La Montre Hermes S.A. (Bienne)

BEST WATCH FACTORY TOUR
Chopard & Cie S.A. (Geneva)


WATCH COMPANIES WITH A WOMAN OWNER
Dubey & Schaldenbrand SA (Les Ponts-de-Martel)
Glycine Watch SA (Bienne)


WATCH COMPANIES IN DIRE NEED OF REALITY CHECK--you aren't pharmaceutical concerns creating life-saving drugs nor are you defense contractors making the world a safer place. Cut the pompous attitude.

Breitling SA (Grenchen)
Journe Montres S.A. (Geneva)


POOR RECEPTIONS DUE TO COMPANY LAWYER GETTING INVOLVED-and they wonder why they (lawyers) are held in such low regard.

Metalor Technolgies SA (Neuchatel)
Clerc SA (Geneva)


WORST PERFORMANCES BY A COMPANY CEO
Parmigiani Fleurier SA (Fleurier)
Quinting SA (Geneva)
Raymond Weil S.A.(Geneva)

COMPANIES WITH THE FRIENDLIEST RECEPTIONISTS
Titoni SA (Grenchen)-young man and young woman (didn't get their names)
Zenith International SA (Le Locle) Ms. Taryn Decristophoris
Kolber SA (Geneva) Ms. Simone Schuessler-Widmer & Ms. Alexandra Sahiti-Herter
Chopard & Cie S.A. (Geneva)--Ms. Gianna Rubino
IWC (International Watch Company) SA (Schaffhausen)-Ms. Beatrice Rohner

MOST DISAPPOINTING VISITS-I traveled all the way from the United States to visit these "high-end" names. Declined to give tour of facility and was dispatched out the door in less than 10 minutes. Swiss hospitality?

Girard-Perregaux SA (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Montres Breguet SA (L'Abbaye)
Audemars Piguet & Cie (Le Brassus)
Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre (Le Sentier)
Ebel SA (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Montblanc Montre SA (Le Locle)

BEST ON-SITE WATCH MUSEUMS
Omega Ltd. (Bienne)
Vacheron Constantin (Geneva)
IWC (International Watch Company) SA (Schaffhausen)
Montres Rolex S.A. (Geneva)

WATCH MUSEUMS I DIDN'T GET TO SEE because they're "by appointment only" and my contact person was either too lazy or didn't want to make the effort.

Girard-Perregaux SA (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
Longines (St-Imier)
Audemars Piguet & Cie (Le Brassus)