Antiquorum has announced that Gordon Urquhart has joined its Geneva office in the role of business development manager.
The role has been newly-created and Urquhart will focus on developing and growing Antiquorum’s business in Europe through marketing, promotional and business partnership activities.
Urquhart grew up in a family with a long history in the watchmaking industry and has a longstanding passion for horology. His interest in auctions and collectibles began when he was a teenager and participated in various collectibles auctions in Switzerland.
He began his career in New York as a North American distributor for Blancpain and Audemars Piguet before moving on to management roles for Reuters and SunGard Global Trading. He has recently supported the development of an independent watch brand in Geneva.
Evan Zimmermann, president and chief executive of Antiquorum, said: "Gordon’s creativity, business management experience and relationship-building skills will be a great asset to Antiquorum as we continue to grow our presence in the horological community in Europe and other regions around the world.
"His knowledge of the watch and luxury markets and key clients will serve him well in his new role."
Urquhart is also the vice president of the Wine & Business Club in Geneva.