Today marks Stephen Urquhart’s last day as President of Omega. Mr Urquhart helmed the company for 17 eventful years, starting his tenure just as the brand was unveiling its signature Co-Axial technology. His achievements include introducing the purely mechanical Ladymatic range and significantly expanding Omega’s boutique network, opening more than 200 in his term. He also weathered his share of storms, notably the 2007-08 GFC.
When we interviewed Mr Urquhart at Baselworld this year, his impending retirement had not yet been announced but, with the benefit of hindsight, his reflective manner in the interview below isn’t surprising. He speaks of his proudest accomplishments and greatest missed opportunities.
Mr Urquhart will be continue to be involved with Omega as a consultant on ‘special projects’. Former VP of International Sales, Raynald Aeschlimann, will succeed him as President.