With the Hayek family controlling nearly 40 percent of The Swatch

Group, how do you think the family influence impacts the type of

corporate culture in the company? 

What about the company’s

international culture being impacted by the Hayek family?


. Many of the Swatch brands have become cultural icons among a

strong core following of customers in the global marketplace. Some

even talk about the “Swatch Revolution” that began when Nicolas

Hayek founded the company. 

Why do you think Swatch has such a

strong cultural following?