March 21st 2016

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele recognised with the GQ Lifetime Achievement Award


Last week, our Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was recognised with the GQ Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year’s guest of honour was Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of the Chopard Group and President of la Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. Nicholas Coleridge presented Mr. Scheufele with the special honour of the ‘GQ Lifetime Achievement Award’ to commemorate his outstanding contribution to the watch industry.

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is known for his love of chronometry and fascination for the history of watchmaking. Born in Pforzheim in 1958, Scheufele was educated in Geneva before joining Chopard, the family company, in 1985. During his tenure as Co-President, he has transformed the company’s men’s watchmaking operation into one of the most respected manufacturers in Switzerland. Today, Chopard produces 80,000 watches a year and has over 2000 employees. Another of Mr. Scheufele’s outstanding achievements includes rebuilding a watch manufacturer in Fleurier, which produces the L.U.C. collection of Haute Horlogerie. The company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.