In 2012, Sylvain Bourgeois, engineer and business manager with a strong experience in the watch manufacturing, decided to found LuxRod SA in Neuchâtel, in collaboration with Marc Corven, specialist in marketing and management in companies.

Sylvain Bourgeois began his career in 1994 at Rolex SA in Geneva in research and development and later also in production management.

After nine years, he joined the family business and he took part in achieving famous watch movements as Harry Winston’s Opus 10. He is also credited with the concept of De Grisogono Meccanico DG.

For five years, he was teaching watch engineering at the Technical School of La Vallée de Joux.

Marc Corven began his career in the watch industry in 1991, at Seiko Yema (France).

In 1997, he becomes Chef Financial Officier at Mauboussin group. Right arm of Richard Mille, he develops products and sales network around the

world. Three years later, they create a company of consultancy and marketing, which designs and manufactures “Private Label” watches.

In 2005, he settles down to Dubaï and opens a marketing company for watches, jewellery and writing instruments. In 2007, he is named General Manager of Al Sayegh Jewellery in Abu Dhabi, a chain of stores for which he sets up the strategy of development.

In 2012, rich of varied experiences, he starts the brand ROD ORIGINAL DESIGN of Switzerland in Neuchâtel, in collaboration with Sylvain Bourgeois.