Since its foundation, the Group has evolved into a pure luxury goods group. Follow our journey here.
Alber Elbaz and Richemont launch AZ Factory a pioneering joint venture focused on beautiful, solutions-driven fashion that works for everyone – smart fashion that cares. The digital luxury start-up is built around the core ideas of love, trust and respect with inclusivity and sustainability at its core.
Meanwhile, Cartier, Chloé, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin continued to develop their digital offers, launching online flagship stores on Tmall Luxury Pavilion in China.
The opening of NET-A-PORTER’s flagship store on Tmall Luxury Pavilion, the dedicated channel for luxury and premium brands in China, marks the operational launch of FENGMAO 风茂, the joint venture established between YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and Alibaba Group to further embrace the future of luxury in a connected world.
Richemont steps up its ambition in sustainability with the launch of its Transformational CSR Strategy, underpinned by Richemont’s Movement for Better Luxury. In addition to being carbon neutral within its own operations, the Group will now also offset logistics emissions in Scope 3 of the GHG Protocol.
HOMO FABER, the first major exhibition dedicated to showcase European craftsmanship, is launched in Venice supported by the Michaelangelo Foundation, offering the general public an unprecedented opportunity to meet artisans and watch them work.
Richemont through Cartier cofounded the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG) alongside Tiffany & Co., Swarovski, LVMH, Kering and Gemfields. The CGWG aims to support the industry’s responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones by enabling better practices, developing tools and reducing adverse impacts throughout the supply chain.
Richemont launched TimeVallée, a visionary multibrand watch retail concept open to all high-end watchmakers and available to our multibrand watch retail partners, with the objective of bringing benefits to customers and the watch industry as a whole.
Richemont is a pioneer in Switzerland of the Responsible Jewellery Council Code of Practices, which since 2013 has been deployed in the watch industry. Today more than 95% of 18 carat gold delivered to our Maisons is delivered by RJC COP certified suppliers.
We open the Campus Genevois de Haute Horlogerie, built in accordance with demanding environmental and socially responsible standards, to notably transmit knowledge and expertise in watchmaking through L’Ecole des Métiers et Artisans de Haute Horlogerie.
L'École des Arts Joailliers, the first school to share the secrets of the jewellery world with a large and varied audience, opens in Paris with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels.
Cartier Philanthropy is also founded, with a commitment to improving the standard of living of the most vulnerable and helping them to fulfil their potential.
Richemont's headquarters move to Bellevue, near Geneva, into a facility integrating Jean Nouvel-designed modern architecture, the natural landscape and a 19th century chalet, reflecting our unique blend of tradition and innovation.
Key steps are taken with the creation of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards and the publication of Richemont’s inaugural Sustainability Report, as well as related codes on sustainability and the environment.
Richemont and Daimler found Laureus, a global organisation whose charitable arm, Laureus Sport for Good, celebrates sporting excellence and uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people.
The Group also disposes of a 15% interest in Canal+ in exchange for 2.9% interest in Vivendi and closes the decade with the strategic acquisition of a 60% interest in Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the world's most prestigious and widely recognised jewellers.
Established by Dr Anton Rupert in the 1940s, Rembrandt Group owned significant interests in the tobacco, financial services, wines and spirits, gold and diamond mining industries as well as the luxury goods investments that, along with the investment in Rothmans International, would form Richemont. As a result, Richemont holds minority holdings in Cartier Monde (Cartier, Piaget and Baume & Mercier) and Rothmans International, which also owns investments in Cartier Monde, dunhill and, through dunhill, Montblanc and Chloé. The following year Richemont acquires Philip Morris' 30% interest in Rothmans International.