In Lyon, Jean-Louis Maier’s name is synonymous with timepiece expertise. Passionate about quality craftsmanship, he established Maier Horloger in 1998, Maier Vintage in 2010, and recently opened new premises in the heart of Lyon dedicated to Fine Jewellery. Other ventures to his credit include the city’s Rolex boutique and the Piccolo Teatro, an exclusive space with adjoining kitchen to provide Maier Joaillerie with an entertainment venue for exhibiting partner brands.
And it was in this very venue that Jean-Louis Maier was formally appointed “Ambassador” for France of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), at Les Journées des Grandes Complications Horlogères, an event that he arranged to be held in Lyon. Present at the ceremony were Pascal O. Ravessoud, FHH Director of Missions & General Secretary of the Cultural Council, along with Thierry Castagna, Founding President of The Watch Quote, and Olivier Perruchot, General Manager of Piaget France and the UK, both Mission Delegates for the FHH in France.
With the finest timepieces representing ten prestigious brands on display, this four-day event was a unique opportunity for watch enthusiasts to find out all about the world of grandes complications, including the tourbillon, minute repeater and perpetual calendar. The concept behind the event, designed as a museum-style exhibition with a focus on aesthetic coherence and insight from watchmaking experts, proved to be as original as it was acclaimed.