Yesterday morning, Paris-based luxury group Kering announced the appointment of Patrick Pruniaux as the new CEO of Ulysse Nardin, effective August 28. 

Pruniaux comes to Ulysse Nardin with considerable experience in the watch industry, both at TAG Heuer, where he performed several roles over a nine year span, and at Apple, where he was involved in launching the Apple Watch. According to Kering’s statement, Pruniaux will be tasked with “accelerating the international expansion of [Ulysse Nardin], thanks to his innovative thinking and outstanding expertise.”