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Born in 1975, Fabrice Gonnet has a passion for drawing, science fiction, manga and video

games from which he draws some of his inspiration. He began his training when he was 16

years old at Desartech SA with designer Serge Rabassa, a former associate of Jorg Hysek.

He cut his teeth working primarily on jewell… Read More
Born in 1975, Fabrice Gonnet has a passion for drawing, science fiction, manga and video

games from which he draws some of his inspiration. He began his training when he was 16

years old at Desartech SA with designer Serge Rabassa, a former associate of Jorg Hysek.

He cut his teeth working primarily on jewellery pieces and timepieces for Piaget.

Barely 17 years old, Fabrice Gonet, knocks on the door of Jorg Hysek who gave him his

chance and became his mentor during his formative years at Hysek Styling.

During that first year he worked on the “Stremamerica” line for Tiffany & Co and creates his

first watch for Damiani.

Having proved his worth to Jorg Hysek, he is assigned to his first big creation mandate for

the conception of a timepiece for the football field. That is how the Swiss brand “Calcio” was

born. The brand declines numerous models for all the important national football teams and

clubs as well as for the NBA and F1.

This first contact with the horological industry aroused in this talented designer a deep

passion for this profession he joins the “Team Styling” creation and design studio in 2000,

where his “high-tech” style is taking more and more importance, with pieces like the Tag

Heuer Kirium F1, the Abyss JH or the JH X-RayT Tourbillon.

During these years he made many important encounters and brought his expertise to new

brands such as Romain Jerome, for whom he creates the first timepiece in collaboration with

Jean Marc Wiederrecht, and Volna where he supervised the creation of the entire line.

Looking for new challenges, Fabrice Gonet enjoys imagining every time a brand new object,

despite the constraints of watchmaking.

His particular style is aggressive and sporty, inspired by the beautiful mechanics and the

innovative and technical aspects of it.

In 2005 he joined Jorg Hysek and HD3 Valerie Ursenbacher to create HD3.

The new bran allows Fabrice Gonet to shake up the classical traditions while respecting the

craftsmanship patrimony of Swiss watchmaking.

The freedom given by HD3 to the designer the creator leads him to quickly distinguish

himself with exceptional models hailed by her peers, as for example the Bi-Axial, the Raptor

or the Black Pearl.

Now 35 years old, Fabrice Gonnet continues his artistic revolution at HD3 by being the Art

Director and manager of the Slyde project, a concept that fits this “traveler of the future”

like a glove has. Read Less
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    Hysek Styling — Morges, Switzerland
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Strong creative and conceptual brainstorming skills.
Careful attention to detail and order.
Excellent sketching, technical, and conceptual drawing skills.
Experience in project management, art direction, and client correspondence.
Polite and friendly communication skills.
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