Interview with Nicolas Sestito - CEO of Graff Watches

Nicolas Sestito - CEO of Graff

Let us take you on a quest for glitz, glamour, diamonds and the most delicate things of life. Our intrepid journey will take you deep into the realms of the ultra-rich, the ultra-exclusive and on an odyssey of abundance and excellence. Our expedition starts high up on the temples of heaven, across the great wall of China and ends deep into the jungles and the savanna for a one of a kind experience into the wild, where endangered species thrive and roam freely. Our next stop takes us where very few have been before. We were granted exclusive access into the coveted and privileged world of the house of GRAFF.


Our team was invited to interview in person none other than Chief Executive Officer of Graff Luxury Watches, Nicolas Sestito. Mr. Sestito successfully leads the Luxury watch division for Graff; he plays a critical role in product development, operations management and ensures the highest standards for global sales services and after-sales. He has accumulated a wealth of watchmaking experience, including design, development and manufacturing. He kindly shared his precious time and granted us a private moment to discuss this year’s breathtaking novelties for Graff Watches. From the brand new “GyroGraff Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China” to the awe-inspiring “GyroGraff Endangered Species”. The journey you are about to embark on is not for the faint-hearted.


For over a century now, the house of Graff has defined what pure luxury means. Few names in the industry from High Jewellery to High horology brands come even close to the level of mastery Graff Diamonds accomplishes as standard daily. Graff has the most saute after clientele on the globe and achieves time and time again the strictest consistency thru out the whole organisational chain, its verticalised business structure guarantees excellence from R&D to the retail and with over 60 boutiques scattered in the four corners of the globe, Impressive is but an understatement.


The level of finish and sheer magnitude that goes into creating and crafting a Graff timepiece is extraordinary. Each timekeeper and jewellery piece is painstakingly turned into a unique work of art, with its rare presence and strong character, capable of capturing, the inner human spirit. It is also important to note that the house of Graff has also dominated the list of historical and critical rough diamonds discovered, cut and polished this century. Some of the rarest diamonds include the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona, the largest rough diamond discovered since 1905. But also The Graff Venus, The Lesotho Promise, The Delaire Sunrise, The Wittelsbach-Graff, The Graff Perfection, The Graff Pink and The Golden Empress, to name a few.

The Pinnacle of excellence is shared across the whole organisation and since the launch in 2008 of their watch division. Graff has upheld that same philosophy “The Most Fabulous Jewels in the World.”