The World's First Watch Butler
Pierre Jacques, the hotels' on-call Watch Butler, heads the luxury watch boutique Les Ambassadeurs, located on Geneva's prime shopping street, the rue du Rhone. He is the previous editor of the industry leading luxury publication, GMT Magazine, and specializes in "Haute Horlongerie." Jacques possesses unprecedented access to 24 elite luxury brands, most Swiss-made, and also rare collector's timepieces.
The service itself is tailored to the guest's desires and can take place at the hotel or by specially-arranged limousine visit to Les Ambassadeurs. Consults begin by inviting the prospective buyers to peruse a brand list so that they may narrow down their preferred brands. If desired, private tours of manufacturing sites are also available.
Jacques will guide prospective buyers through all aspects of watchmaking and purchase, helping them to select the timepiece that best suits their unique needs. Collectors will also enjoy the collection of unique vintage and antique timepieces and the benefit of Jacques' many connections that may allow them to obtain timepieces previously thought unavailable.
To fully experience the service, it is suggested that guests book the "Art of Watch-making Package," which includes a welcome glass of champagne, breakfast, the Watch Butler Service, a Manufacturing plants visit, a visit of Patek Philippe Museum and a dinner at Le Jardin, starting at £454. Rooms at Le Richemond start at £294.