GMT Publishing Team

BRICE LECHEVALIER

Executive Director GMT Publishing

“Building, creating, believing and writing”

Brice has an entrepreneurial spirit; his head is always full of ideas and he loves to throw himself into new projects. He is the founder of magazines GMT and Skippers, of which he’s editor-in-chief; he also created the Geneva Watch Tour, and has just launched the Fine Watch Club for watch collectors. At work his time is split between sailing and watches, and his free time is spent with his family and in outdoor pursuits. After completing his first marathon in 3 hours 41 minutes, this lover of challenges has taken on new heights with the Matterhorn Ultraks in Zermatt or the Sierre-Zinal race also called the “Race of the Five 4000m Peaks”. With a pen and persistence you can move mountains.

CYRILLE OUANICH

Operations & Digital Director WorldTempus

“Live life to the full and never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because it might be too late.”

Cyrille works at the speed of a human TGV. He’s always on the lookout for ways to improve our website performance. Like a detective, the WorldTempus director of operations takes his magnifying glass to the global performance statistics, with a view to boosting traffic and increasing audience figures. He believes communication is key, and successful team and project management depend on judicious allocation of tasks and responsibilities. His secret weapon for switching off from the digital world is music. He’s a talented pianist, and has played jazz and boogie-woogie for forty years. He has shared the stage with leading musicians at festivals all over the world.

LIAH MILLASSON

Sales Director GMT Publishing

“90% is in the mind!” (Mike Horn)

For GMT Publishing’s commercial director, every day is different. When Liah’s not on the phone talking to clients, she enjoys seeing the layout of the next magazine issue taking shape over the weeks leading up to publication time, when stress levels begin to rise. In addition to her sales role, she threw herself into the challenge of giving the magazine a facelift, and was the driving force behind the new layout. Outside of work she’s a keen diver, and she thrives on a challenge, the weirder, the better! For instance, one 3 January she went on an underwater adventure in Iceland to explore the place where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, and she almost froze!

SUZANNE WONG

Editor in chief WorldTempus

« Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness sand streams in the wasteland. » (Isaiah 43:18–19)

Suzanne can often be seen wandering around the open-space office, lost in thought, preparing her next editorial for WorldTempus. For she needs to assemble and put in order all the information she collects on a subject that fascinates her to no end: watchmaking. And then pass on her knowledge to her readers. It is this challenge that drives Suzanne, alongside two other long-standing passions: literature and music. There are also other temporal activities she enjoys, and discovering new Geneva eateries is an essential one for her!

DAVID LIBERT

SEO Executive WorldTempus

“I never lose. I either win or learn.” (Nelson Mandela)

As webmaster and SEO executive of WorldTempus, David wears several hats. When his eyes are on his computer screen, it’s almost impossible to break his concentration. He can happily spend the day studying algorithms, coding and penetrating the secrets of digital marketing without raising his eyes from his screen. For him, there’s no problem that doesn’t have a solution. He is an avid learner, and likes to teach himself new things, mainly about e-commerce and new technologies. However, outside of work his main focus is his three children, with whom he spends most of his free time.

THOMAS GUILLON

Wemaster GMT Publishing

“The bare necessities of life will come to you” (Baloo, The Jungle Book)

When you’re webmaster and head of deliverables, every day brings new challenges, and it’s this diversity that Thomas loves. Fixing bugs, sending out newsletters, designing competitions, updating our partner watch brands’ dedicated pages, managing advertising campaigns, maintaining and updating our websites…It’s enough to drive many people crazy, but not him. He rarely does the same thing two days running. This computer whizz kid has more than one string to his bow, and he enjoys being able to manage his own workload. In his spare time he likes to practise on his slackline, and has his sights set much higher… on the highline!

DAVID SCHNEIDER

Web Designer And Front-End Integrator, GMT Publishing

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” (Theodore Roosevelt)

Photos of yachts against a background of tropical islands, luxury watches aesthetically displayed – as David readily admits, being a graphic designer for GMT means working with some pretty incredible visuals. With the aid of his mouse and plenty of testing to ensure his projects are successful, David exercises his creative faculties throughout the day. And when he turns off his computer, he likes to pick up a wrench and work on his pride and joy: a Harley Davidson. After manipulating pixels all day, a well-oiled machine is just what he needs to get away from it all.

JOY CORTHESY

Content Creator

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

Articles, photos, videos – Joy produces a plethora of quality content for GMT, WorldTempus and the Fine Watch Club. The diversity suits her, because it enables her to do what she loves. That means meeting people who are passionate about the watch world, and producing a portrait that captures their every angle with sensitivity and freshness. Outside the office, she leaves watches behind, but hangs on to her camera to take pictures of her dogs, and also of her friends. And after training for a half-marathon, she still finds time to devour novels and TV series. Joy never stops.

CAMILLE GUILLE

Sales Manager GMT Magazine

“Carpe Diem”

Camille is fascinated by the creative and technical world of watchmaking, and took to the role of sales manager for GMT like a fish to water. In her view, the key to positive collaboration is ensuring a “win-win” situation, which is why she does her best to meet the requests of advertisers. She thrives on the human contact her job involves, and enjoys meeting new people. After moving to Geneva in 2017 she had a go at paddle boarding, and has discovered a new passion. When the sun shines at the weekend she likes nothing better than to paddle along the shores of Lake Geneva.

ALEXANDRA MONTANDON

Administrative and Accounting Manager GMT Publishing

“Here is my secret. It is very simple. One only sees clearly with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” (Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Alexandra, head of administration and finance, always seems to be smiling. Her philosophy can be summed up by Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “If”. Whatever the situation, she looks for solutions, tries to secure the best outcome and always brings out the best in people and their work. She enjoys organising and having to think on her feet. She loves to travel, and is always looking for new places to explore and rich new experiences to discover. She couldn’t imagine living anywhere that wasn’t near water.

JULIEN BEAUCHOT

Editorial Assistant, Skippers
Administration And Accounting, GMT Publishing

“Luck governs a little more than half of our actions, and we’re in control of the rest.” (Niccolò Machiavelli)

Immersed in checking over an article before sending the next issue of Skippers off to the printer before the deadline, Julien may have to break his concentration to look at an invoice before contacting a supplier. His job is multifaceted, but that’s fine because he likes to know how organisations work by playing the role of facilitator. Julien’s insatiable curiosity leads him to devour current affairs in every format. He’s a voracious reader, as well as being a committed member of his local community. Any free time that remains is devoted to his other great passion: cooking.

SANDRA SCHAFFTER

Head Of Marketing, GMT And Skippers Magazine

“Believe in your dreams and they might come true. Believe in yourself and they will surely come true.” (Martin Luther King)

Organising magazine distribution from behind a screen, bringing the company’s different entities to life on social networks by interacting with readers, or coordinating the Geneva Watch Tour… Sandra takes on all of these roles calmly and serenely. And while she loves to learn more about the worlds of watchmaking and sailing from her colleagues, she also likes to switch off from the demands of marketing. She has a four-step method for that: spending time with friends and family, travelling, sushi and… kick-boxing. Still waters run deep!

QUENTIN MAYERAT

Assistant Editor-in-Chief Skippers Magazine

“There’s always a positive way to look at things. The harder the road, the more amazing the view!”

The hypnotic click-clack of a computer keyboard in the morning, accompanied by the smell of coffee… and then Laurent’s gruff voice breaks the silence and rouses Quentin from his daydream. It’s in this peaceful, congenial atmosphere that he is most productive. The deputy editor-in-chief of Skippers Voile & Océan thrives on human contact, the inexhaustible diversity of his subjects, and the incredible lakes and oceans that are his daily playground, both at work and in his free time. Quentin never misses an opportunity to sail. He doesn’t mind how, as long as the view is good and the experience is enriching.

LAURENT ZULFIKARPASIC

Sales Manager Skippers Magazine

“It’s better to make your life a dream than to dream your life away.”

Around the time when Skippers Voile & Océan is getting ready to go to the printer’s, a rather noisy competition starts up between Quentin’s live readings and Laurent’s phone conversations. But despite this temporary tension, they make a good double act. As sales manager, Laurent is always on the lookout for new challenges, trying to beat his sales targets. Whether at nautical fairs, in the office or on the phone, his job revolves around talking to people, and that’s why he likes it. During his free time, Laurent enjoys taking part in and watching sport, cooking, discovering new destinations and photographing them.