Mario G. Nargi

Mario G. Nargi

Owner & CEO of Magellan Watch S.A

With a healthy professional background enriched within the watchmaking business, Mario G. Nargi bought Magellan Watch S.A. in 2010. This was a natural and obvious choice as the brand represents an aspirational opportunity.

Firstly, there is his personal fascination for an exceptionally recognized character. The name of Ferdinand de Magellan is certainly well known via the eponymous Strait of Magellan, but less is known of his exploits. Due to his conviction and perseverance, he was in reality, the first to navigate around the world. He followed the footsteps of Christopher Columbus and completed his unaccomplished project hence paving the way to the discovery of the emerged lands of our planet.

Magellan disappeared before ending his trip around the world, not however, without understanding he had found the way. Although, he did receive immediate recognition for his expedition in 1522 from his colleagues, the recognition he was due and the major role he played was given at a later date. The circumstances have made Magellan a silent hero of his time, whom Mario G. Nargi has a particular affection.

In direct relation to the great discoveries of the explorer, the concept of the Magellan watches is of rare originality. It is unlike anything known before; they are duly protected and hence will not be copied.

Mario G. Nargi was instantly seduced by the unique 3D concept, as well as the «modern tendency» which it inspires. Magellan watches have a strong emotional and particularly intense impact. Thus, being a major attribution to Mario G. Nargi who is a great art enthusiast.

The owner has a passion for watchmaking and appreciates the high technicality found in Magellan which has apparent simplicity. The incurved hands of the watch shadow the outline of the globe, it was not only necessary to contemplate the idea, but to be capable of realising it, with no shortage of profound and astute ideas for future animations of this type which are being studied.

Henceforth, now master of the destiny of Magellan Watch S.A.; Mario G. Nargi who benefits from a wide education (School of Business, MBA degree in marketing, additional training in management, behavior analysis and applied psychology), is fluent in 5 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish and German) and has many years of experience within the watch industry. Notably, Director of Sales and Marketing at Gérald Genta, then at Universal Geneva, Director of Production Unit and Marketing with Nina Ricci located in Bulle and General Director of Enigma before exercising, throughout the 2000’s, the function of CEO for Philippe Charriol International. Many notable and successful missions have earned him skills at all levels of enterprise business management and an undeniable credibility over his new challenge; to give Magellan Watch S.A. its finest nobility.