Manuel is the Former CEO of Jacquet Droz, one of the oldest luxury Swiss watchmakers globally. Jacquet Droz was founded in 1721 and has an average watch price of around $10,000. In 2000, Swatch purchased the brand and Manuel joined as CEO in 2001 where he led the brand from $250k to over $50m in sales in 8 years. Manuel was also part of the Management Board at Swatch and in 2010 he was hired as CEO at Romain Jerome, a Luxury Swiss watchmaker that focuses on contemporary luxury timepieces. Manuel now consults with luxury watchmakers in Switzerland and the Far East.