The Death Of Luigi Macaluso - Girard-Perregaux


We have just recieved this press release with some very sad news.

We are deeply saddened to announce that Mr. Luigi Macaluso Chairman of SOWIND GROUP (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) has unexpectedly passed away.

Luigi Macaluso affectionately known as Gino by those closest to him was born in Turin Italy in 1948. He was married to Monica and the father of four children Stefano Massimo Anna and Margherita. More than 10 years ago his two sons joined him at the head of SOWIND GROUP.

An architect former motor racing driver and visionary entrepreneur he had been behind the wheel of Girard-Perregaux since 1992. A firm believer in the value of an authentic Haute Horlogerie Manufacture he pioneered the development of an integrated production strategy.  A charismatic leader he was able to make SOWIND GROUP an essential player in Swiss Haute Horlogerie.

Stefano and Massimo Macaluso will strive to perpetuate his vision for this company of which he was so fond and to continue the many projects that he had initiated with passion.