Exactly a week after the Wall Street Journal interviewed the CEO of Cartier, Bernard Fornas and described him as “riding the tiger of luxury” when he should perhaps have been stroking the leopard of luxury, comes the bombshell that he is to leave the company. As the Financial Times comments, this raises “a question mark over the future of Richemont’s powerhouse jewellery and watch subsidiary” and perhaps the importance of choosing the correct cat when you speak to the press.
For as Ogden Nash noted
There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the tiger.