CEO
RETO BAUMGARTNER

Watches are my passion  my passion and an imortant part of my life. Watches can be a metaphor for our lives. Their aim is to use available energy as efficiently as posiible so that time can be measured accurately for a long time. We also have to use our strength efficiently, but the whole only works if all parts interact smoothly.

Godfather of the following watches
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
LUKAS REINHARD

Since 2009, I have been professionally maintaining my fascination for watchmaking. For the names of “my watches” I went looking for small airfields in Switzerland. So, each of these places has a little bit to do with flying and also a little bit to do with me.

Godfather of the following watches
MARKETING AND SALES
YASMINE ROUSSELOT

Watches are something very special, not just timepieces, but true jewellery with emotions. My godfather gave me my first watch for my confirmation, recently my daughter got her first children’s watch from her godfather and my grandfather’s watch continues to tick on my wrist. Watches accompany you for a lifetime and touch generations. I am very happy to be part of the likeable RB Baumgartner family.

DESIGNER
ETIENNE RUFFIEUX

I work together with the RB Baumgartner team in the creation of new watches and the animation of the existing collections. When designing details and proportions, I pay particular attention to remain faithful to the watchmaking spirit of the brand.

 

I am an industrial designer, co-founder of the studio Bug Me GmbH founded in 2015, together with Marie Boutteçon. We specialize in the watche creation of high-end and jewellery watchmaking. We accompany our clients from the first sketch to the final realization of the product.

 

www.bugme.ch

DESIGNER
BJÖRN ISCHI

I am a product designer with emotion and passion, always looking for shapes, colours, technology, materials and new product ideas that will inspire the customer. The enthusiasm for watches existed already in my childhood, this timelessness in the product fascinates me still today and will continue to do so for a really long time. Now I can experience these emotions in the collection of RB Baumgartner and give time a face through my work.

 

www.bjoern-ischi.ch

Godfather of the following watches
PHOTOGRAPHER
NADJA FREY

It is an honour to photograph Baumgartner watches! The cooperation with the fantastic RB Baumgartner team is enriching and makes daily life special.

 

25 years of professional experience as a photographer have taught me a lot. But every new assignment is a new challenge which I still approach with respect and curiosity.

 

www.photo-nf.ch

Godmother of the following watches
GODMOTHER AND FRIEND
Gervaise Voisard

My passion? Mountains. The mountains with their beauty and power have a great influence on me. They inspire me in terms of respect, fascination and attraction. I have climbed all the 4000-metre peaks in the Swiss Alps. So it’s given that I name the collection of “my watches” after mountains…

GODMOTHER OF THE FOLLOWING WATCHES
BRAND AMBASSADOR
Lea Bosshard

Swiss champion Kumite U16 and U18

Member of Swiss Karate National Team

Karate is my passion. This martial art, which is full of power, discipline and precision fascinates me extremely and gives me a lot of self-confidence and safety in everyday situations. Since summer 2019, I visit the Gymnasium Hofwil, where I’ve been take-up in a talent class with sport guys, artists and musicians. As a young person, I feel bound to take care of our environment and prefer regional products what RB Baumgartner guarantees definitely. My daily routine is textured clearly what makes the time to a really important factor. RB Baumgarnter ticks the right tact. I’m looking forward to represent the regional brand and become a part of the friendly RB Baumgartner family.

BRAND AMBASSADOR
Florian Gnägi

100 Wreaths, 2 of them Federal ones

Victory at the Bernese Cantonal Festival 2014

I grew up in Studen and attended a Swiss “Schwing” training for the first time when I was 9 years old. Since then, “Schwingen” has been my great passion. I find the fight man to man particularly fascinating. But I am also impressed by the camaraderie, the tradition and the great fairness. The Federal Swiss “Schwing” Festival in Pratteln 2022 is certainly still one of my biggest goal. In addition, I hope to stay as healthy as possible, to continue having fun and to be able to “Schwingen” at the top for as long as possible. In “Schwingen”  , besides endurance, it is important to overwhelm the opponent with the right move at the right time. Timing is extremely important. That’s why a timepiece suits me wonderfully. I also really like the sporty watches from Reto.

 

www.floriangnaegi.ch

BRAND AMBASSADOR
Marlen Reusser

2nd Olympic time trial Tokyo 2020
2nd World Championship Time Trial 2020 and 2021
European Time Trial Champion 2021
Cyclist of the Year 2020

I grew up in Hindelbank on my parents’ farm. After graduating from high school, I studied medicine and worked as a surgical assistant. While I was still preparing for the Road World Championships in Innsbruck, I worked part-time as a doctor in the hospital in Langnau. I liked cycling from early on and at the age of 22 I was the youngest cyclist to take part in the Alpine Brevet. In 2017, I got my first licence and was able to celebrate my first successes; I became a two-time Swiss champion. In 2019, I won the European Games and reached sixth place at the World Championships. Ath the beginning of 2019 I decided to give up my job as a surgical assistant to dedicate myself to a professional career. In 2020 and 2021 I was runner-up in the individual time trial and a year later I won gold at the European Championships. But my biggest success so far is certainly the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the end of 2020, I was voted Swiss Cyclist of the Year, which really touched me. In the future, I want to continue to achieve good results and develop further in cycling.

 

Why am I a brand ambassador for RB Baumgartner? Quite simply, time and timing are central factors in cycling and clock my everyday life. Moreover, just like Reto, I am a career changer. We both have chosen the risk of a new beginning and that connects us.

 

www.marlenreusser.com

BRAND AMBASSADOR
Sara Deuble

Current WKF World Ranking No. 6 U18

Member of the Swiss Karate National Team

I am an extroverted and communicative young woman who lives her passion for karate to the full.

Karate is a sport that requires precision, timing and adherence to precise rules.

At the same time, every technique is an expression of individuality and creativity.

In this martial art, the combination of clear guidelines into which one can incorporate one’s personal touch fascinates me.

As we all know, watches set the pace and the fact that RB Baumgartner makes it possible to create and build your own watch, which then is something very personal.

This ensemble inspires me, it makes me proud to be part of Reto’s team as a brand ambassador.

BRAND AMBASSADOR
Florence Schelling

Goalkeeper Swiss national team 2004 – 2018

World Championship Bronze Medal 2012

Olympic Bronze Medal in Sochi 2014

Board of Directors of I Believe in You AG and Swiss Olympic Athletes’ Commission

I grew up in Oberengstringen and started to play ice hockey due to my two brothers. I was already on the ice as a goalkeeper for the GCK / ZSC Lions at the age of 4. At the age of 13 I received my first invitation for the Swiss senior national team. After various world championships and my 1st Olympic Games, I moved to North America and later to Sweden, where I also graduated with a Master of Science In Business Administration.

 

I am privilaged to carry the experience of 4 Olympic Games and 11 World Championships, 1 Olympic and 1 World Championship bronze medal and several other awards in my backpack. Currently, I support people to reach their full potential and hold a seat on the Board of Directors of I Believe in You AG and the Swiss Olympic Athletes’ Commission.

 

For me, a day without learning something is a lost day. Watchmaking definitely has a lot of learning potential for me. As with all athletes, time is an important factor for me, whether while planning my daily professional life or taking time for myself.

BRAND AMBASSADOR
Heinz Frei

Swiss top athlete with 3 world records in wheelchair sports

35 Paralympic medals, including 15 gold

14 world championship titles and 112 marathon wins around the world

Speaker

Born on January 28, 1958, my life developed, endowed with the vocation to move. This lasted until 9 July 1978, but was abruptly interrupted when a sports accident, a banal slip during a mountain hiking, made me a paraplegic. Learning to live in a wheelchair was at first a shock, a mental pain, giving up things I loved, but ultimately also a challenge and the beginning of a struggle against dependence and finding independence again. 44 years ago, I could not expect that this journey to discover my greatest quality of life would have so many things in store for me: it took a lot of patience, perseverance, perspective and a good dose of reality with objective goal setting over many years. Today, the reward is overwhelming and makes me extremely grateful and humble.

 

I have been named Paralympic Athlete of the Year in Switzerland 10 times. In the 2020 special election, I was even voted the best athlete of the past 70 years alongside Roger Federer and Vreni Schneider.

 

My motivation as an RB Baumgartner brand ambassador is the joy of wearing this wonderful timepiece on my wrist that is synonymous with passion, pride and gratitude. My time thus became even more precious, with a certain serenity, but also knowing that time must not escape me. The watch reminds me not to get carried away by stress and agitation.

 

www.heinzfrei.ch