Year acquired by Kering: 2000 Type of goods: Jewelry and watch house Most recognizable for: Boucheron is one of the top luxury jewelry and watch houses in the world. The brand was founded in 1858 by Frédéric Boucheron and has been located in Paris' prestigious Place Vendôme since 1893. The brand currently has nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram, and in 2018, celebrated its 160th anniversary. Year acquired by Kering: 2012 Type of goods: High-end jewelry Most recognizable for: Founded in 2004 by entrepreneurs Dennis Chan and Guillaume Brochard, Queelin is headquartered in Hong Kong, with several boutiques in mainland China and across Europe. When Kering bought the jewelry retailer in 2012, it marked the conglomerate's first acquisition in China.