| Jacques Polier|
| 5 September 1979Paris|
Head of Creative and Design Dept. Petrodvorets Watch Factory
Jacques von Polier Wikipedia
Jacques von Polier (in Russian: Жак фон Полье) (born September 5, 1979) is a French designer based in Russia. He has collaborated on various artistic and design projects and is heading the creative and design department of the "Petrodvorets Watch Factory - Raketa". With David Henderson-Stewart, they are the key-stone of restructuring and rebranding Russia's historical watch brand "Raketa".
In 1999, von Polier was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador by Doudou Diène, then Director of the Division of Inter-cultural Projects. Back then, Polier took part with Julien Delpech in a one-year expedition in Central Asia with the support of the UNESCO. In 2000, he had his first photo exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. In 2010, von Polier had a Design Exhibition in Moscow supported by businessman Gideon Weinbaum.
A bestselling author, von Polier is author of the French-language book "Davaï ! sur les chemins de l'Eurasie" about Russia and Eurasia, published in 2002 by Robert Laffont.
In 2011 he won an election organized by the Russian press of the "Top 50 of Saint-Petersburg's most famous people" for fashion.
In 2012, von Polier had the main role in the Ukrainian TV serial "Princes Undercover" (in Russian: Принц желает познакомиться) on Ukrainian channel 1+1.
In 2014, he designed the largest watch mechanism in the world Raketa Monumental, which is installed in central of Moscow at Lubyanka Square. Watch factory Raketa and von Polier were joined by the Mechanical-Engineer Florian Schlumpf for production and technical supervision.