NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Jeffrey Cohen was named as President of Alpina Frederique Constant USA Inc. Jeffrey Cohen will continue in his role as President of Citizen Watch America, which operates the Citizen and Bulova brands.
In addition, Fernando Sanchez has been appointed as Managing Director of Alpina Frederique Constant USA Inc.
Citizen Watch America and Alpina Frederique Constant USA will continue to be operated as separate companies. Jeffrey Cohen's new role will leverage his expertise with 35 years of industry-leading experience across the brands; with each brand continuing to build on their powerful individual DNA and identities. Cohen's leadership will enable an internal knowledge share and further strengthen functional expertise and facilitate best practices.
2017 will be an important year for Alpina Frederique Constant USA; with this integration into the Citizen Watch America organization, the Frederique Constant and Alpina Watches brands will greatly benefit from the sales distribution, marketing power and operational capabilities of the Citizen Group.
About Frederique Constant
Frederique Constant is a watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers, 21 different versions since 2004. In 2015 Frederique Constant introduced the first Swiss made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MMT SwissConnect and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. Their perceived value, through quality of design, materials, and manufacture, is a key component of their success. Each watch is assembled by hand, with the latest equipment and extensive controls, to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company embraces innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 32,000 square foot facility in Geneva is ultra-modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers.
ALPINE SPORTS WATCH MANUFACTURING - SINCE 1883
Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is a fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina's watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous patents and innovative calibers. Alpina invented the concept of the Swiss sport watch, as we know it today, with the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938. Today, Alpina is one of the very few Swiss watch companies, which develops, produces and assembles its movements in-house. Faithful to its long tradition of innovation, in 2015 Alpina introduced the first connected Swiss Made Horological Smartwatch, thereby creating a new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. Alpina's mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps.
About Citizen Watch America
Citizen Watch America is a subsidiary of Citizen Watch Company, Ltd., responsible for sales and marketing for Citizen in the US and Caribbean and sales and marketing management and operations for Bulova worldwide.
About Citizen Watch
Citizen Watch is a true manufacture d'horlogerie with a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends from creating a watch's individual components to its final assembly. The company operates in more than 130 countries around the world. In 1976, CITIZEN created the world's first analog light-powered watch. Citizen called the technology Eco-Drive. With Eco-Drive, Citizen's watches generate energy even from dim light and keep running for months even in the dark. Citizen has created watches with multi-functions; watches that are smaller, thinner, and more beautiful; watches that everyone can relate to, even love. As a light-power pioneer, Citizen continues to explore new possibilities for the future of the wristwatch and to craft timepieces that inspire people everywhere. For more information, visit www.citizenwatch.com.
Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world's most recognized brands, with a distinguished portfolio that includes Bulova, Caravelle New York, Wittnauer watches, as well as licensed Harley-Davidson Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection watches and clocks, and Bulova Clocks. Bulova is headquartered in New York City, with eight International offices and distribution in 65 markets. Still at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, Bulova is committed to advancing the art of watchmaking with extraordinary design, exclusive high-performance technology and enduring quality that upholds a tradition of excellence and meets the needs of global consumers today. For more information, visit www.bulova.com
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SOURCE Alpina Frederique Constant USA Inc.