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Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek

Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
Nicolas Hayek, the Lebanese-born founder of the Swiss watchmaker Swatch, has died at the age of 82, the company announced on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
Hayek, who was still chairman of the company, died unexpectedly at work on Monday. (Getty Images)
Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
Hayek talks with to his son, Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of the Swatch Group, in 2007 in Duebendorf. (AFP/Getty Images)
Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
Hayek has been widely credited with saving the Swiss watch industry when he founded Swatch in 1985. (Getty Images)
Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
Olympic star Michael Johnson and supermodel Tyra Banks join Hayek as he cuts the ribbon to open a Swatch store in New York in December 2009. (AFP/Getty Images)
Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
Swatches are shown on display at the Swatch CreArt Collection Launch Party last year in New York City. (Getty Images)
Swatch founder Nicolas Hayek
(L-R) Swiss People's Party (SVP) Vice president Christoph Blocher, Hayek and Socialist Party president Christian Levrat pose for a photograph. (AFP/Getty Images)