SIHH 2013 A Personal Journey

SIHH 2013 is a special year for Vacheron Constantin. In the past 13 years that I have been attending SIHH it is the very first time the vast majority of new launches are reserved for the fairer sex. Not that Vacheron Constantin is turning its back to its male clientele but rather reconnecting to a glorious past starting early 19th century and peaking in the roaring 20s and glorious 30s when, teamed with Verger Freres, the brand was creating marvels of feminine beauty and grace.

The collection presented this year consists of an elegant mix between Malte, Patrimony Contemporaine and Traditionnelle as well as a new Métiers d’Art collection: Florilège which literally gives a function to art!

However, as we are on a vastly male forum and at the risk of being considered a macho let’s start with the timepieces dedicated to us.
On a side note all the new mechanical timepieces with inhouse calibes are compliant with the new Geneva Hallmark which applies no longer only to the movement but to the timepiece in whole.


Patrimony Traditionnelle Manual Wind – Platinum

A new iteration of what has become today an iconic timepiece. Housed in a 38mm platinum case with a sublime two tone slate grey dial which adds a dash of panache to an already desirable model. The Patrimony Traditionnelle Manual Wind is powered by the inhouse caliber 4400.
 

   
 
   
   
 
   

   
 
  
 


Patrimony Trditionnelle Chronograph – White Gold / Rose Gold

The Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph with white gold case (42mm) and rose gold crown and pushers get a dial change and the original opaline/silver dial is replaced by a soft warm cream dial. This watch houses Cal 1141.
 


   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   


Malte Lady

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the use of the tonneau shape by Vacheron Constantin the Malte models were redesigned in 2012 and this year 3 models are launched. A model in rose gold or white gold with a diamond set bezel as well as a sleek piece pictured below in rose gold with a diamond set bezel (50 round-cut diamonds for approx. 0.96 carats) and dial (142 round-cut diamonds for approx. 0.59 carats.) The new Malte Lady comes in a case measuring 28.30 x 38.75 mm, curved to hold the most delicate wrist, and houses the calibre 1202 quartz movement.



   
 
   
 
 

 

Overseas Lady

I don’t know what to think of this watch. I have a love/hate relationship with it as it attracts me in a bizarre manner! I like its looks, I find it sexy, I like the bling in it but I don’t really see it as being a Vacheron Constantin and would love to have your thoughts on it. The 36mm case is made in white gold and set with 528 round cut diamonds for approximately 2.2 carats and houses the automatic cal 1226. The photos below are of a prototype, the final version will have a black disc like in the last photo.
 

   
 
   

 
 

 

 
 


Patrimony Traditionnelle Lady manual-winding

This watch is classical on the verge of being somewhat bland. Not my cup of tea! Cut from pink or white gold, the case of the new Patrimony Traditionnelle for women has a 33mm diameter and a bezel set with 54 round-cut diamonds. The watch houses the beautiful manual wind cal 1400.



   
 
   
   
 
   

 

Patrimony Contemporaine Lady gold bracelet

Here I say kudos to the Vacheron Constantin design team as they have not just taken the now iconic Patrimony Contemporaine design and reduced it to feminine proportions (36mm case) but have managed to create a brand new chic timepiece with a drop dead gorgeous bracelet and housing the automatic cal 2460.

Two versions in pink gold are available.

The first crowns an opaline silver-toned dial with a diamond-set minutes scale (48 round-cut diamonds for approx. 0.16 carats). The fine applied hour markers and slender hands for the hours and minutes are curved to follow the external curve of the dial. The bezel is set with 68 round-cut diamonds for approx. 0.80 carats
 

   
 
   


The second version, paved with over 600 diamonds (for approx. 1.8 carats) and pays a further tribute to the Maison’s expertise in jewellery. The gems take over the entire surface of the dial and invade the bezel and the outside of the bracelet (76 round cut diamonds for approx. 1 carat).
 

 
 


 
The Métiers d’Art Florilège collection

Love, infatuation, dazzelment, bewilderment and of course art are a few of the words rattling in my brain to describe my feelings for this collection.
Ever since officially launching the Metiers d’Art collection in 2004 for the first time a new opus called Métiers d’Art Florilège has been created exclusively for women. This trilogy pays a vibrant tribute to the delicacy of English botanical illustration of the 19th century. The plants, taken from Robert John Thornton’s The Temple of Flora, published in 1799, grow over the dials of watches that combine the artistic crafts of enamelling, guillochage and gem-setting.

Plants and flowers on a dial? Put bluntly like that there is nothing which can attract but the vision behind the creation of these pieces and the sensitivity and delicacy of execution defy conventional nomenclature.

In a first stage, the guillocheur cuts lines a tenth of a millimetre apart to create an expanding symmetrical pattern. Then the enameller outlines the shapes in thin enclosures of gold that separate the different fields of colored enamels, according to the cloisonné technique. The enamels are then fired in an oven at around 800°. This is a delicate operation that the enameller repeats several times to deepen to colour and to let the light play through the translucent enamel. The final step is a last layer of transparent enamel, similarly vitrified and polished to preserve the flower in brilliant definition.
 

   
 
   

 
The enameller responsible for these miniature works of art is Anita Porchet and one can only applaud the collaboration with the other artisans in creating dials with such profusion of colours, each dial giving an illusion of amazing depth and perspective.
 

   
 
   
   
 
   

 
The Florilège watches come in 37mm white gold cases and house cal 4400. Made in 20 pieces each with the bezel set with round-cut diamonds (0.89 carats) and 5 more with the bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds (1.47 carats) available only the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques.
 
 
Métiers d’Art Florilège – Queen watch

My favourite among the 3 with a stunning mix of greens and reds the brilliant enamel colours add depth to the dial to achieve an uncanny realism.
The dial represents the strelitzia plant, a symbol of loyalty and good luck.

The strelitzia plant from South Africa reached the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in 1773. The director of these famous English gardens, Sir Joseph Banks – to whom Francis Masson, having sailed with James Cook, brought back the flower – named it thus in tribute to the queen of England who came from the Mecklemburg-Strelitz ducal family.
 

   
 
   

 
 

 

   
 
   

   
 
   


Métiers d’Art Florilège – White Lily watch

A pure piece of poetry the Virgin’s lily, to which Thornton devotes the 20th plate of his work, is one of those flowers that people have always appreciated. Symbols of purity and virtue, these radiantly white large trumpet-shaped blooms have accompanied the most wonderful stories, from the Byzantine Empire to French royalty. To accentuate the splendor of the flower, the artist who worked on Thornton’s plate chose a dark background, a feature reproduced on the dial of the watch. The pistils, depicted in the minutest detail, seem to be about to move, while the soft lustre of the petals, highlighted by the finely guilloché pattern, draws light into the enamel.




   
 
   
   
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Métiers d’Art Florilège – China Limodoron watch

In China, it symbolises wealth and refinement. As soon as it arrived in England in 1778, its extravagant nature, its originality and its exotic origins immediately aroused exceptional interest among botanical enthusiasts who jostled to be among the first to own such a gem. People have always been fascinated by the distinctive shape and the intense colour of this orchid with its evergreen leaves. A soft tranquillity emanates from this dial, stemming from the exquisite delicacy of the fiery red flowers that create a striking contrast with the creamy tints and make a strong match for the bright green hue of the stalk.
 

 
 

   
 
   
   
 
   

 
 
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In the past years Vacheron Constantin has been introducing wonders of complicated horology, this year the brand has taken a step back and given itself not only a moment of contemplation but that of artistic liberty and a call to the feminine senses.

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WHL
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01/25/2013 - 18:54
thank you Alex for sharing
01/24/2013 - 12:42
I don't know what to say... I suppose it is better to release few watches which hit that a dozen which doesn't... Some novelties for women, I think the patrimony bracelet is interesting, but I am not fond of diamonds on women's watch. The 2 release for men are not bad, hope they will sell, but that's not really novelties. I won't speak my mind here, I respect too much the work of Vacheron and this space but I was expecting more to say the least. cheers Francois
Cisco you MUST speak your mind!
01/25/2013 - 22:21
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Looking forward to seeing them in person!
01/24/2013 - 13:22
Thanks Alex.
no photo does the Florilege justice (nt)
01/25/2013 - 22:22
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Love the chrono
01/24/2013 - 13:48
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it was a favorite amongst those who saw it (nt)
01/25/2013 - 22:23
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I'm not a fan of chronographs in general
01/27/2013 - 03:37
But I would be willing to buy this one, it is that beautiful!  The new dial color really matches the two-tone case...much more so than the existing silver dial (IMHO).
An extraordinary bouquet indeed : )
01/24/2013 - 17:38
Gorgeous, stunning...spearheading to break my hard view of not liking lady's watches - they are merely diamond-studded jewelry, what's so complicated about them? But I have to say, year after year, Vacheron Constantin has been trying to produce a series of artifacts not only mechanically moving but also touching for those who can appreciate the highly-skilled in the metiers d'art. It has become a signature collection to showcase VC's unique strength. I don't like bling bling but the gold-traced guillochage on the petals of the white lilies is technically brilliant! All three are irresistible: the bird of paradise seems to welcome another year on the Mayan calendar post end of the world with splendid warm orange; the China Limodoron is the noble of the three, as orchid is one of the "four gentlemen" in Chinese floral mind, yet VC's artists gave a hint of vivid cuteness to this flower, the dial should capture many Asian ladies' hearts; the white lily with all its purity and modesty poised on the dial like Snow White, however the beauty shines out of the case because VC's artists translated Thorton's work in such a faithful manner. I submit a total surrender to VC's three beauties this year: the Queen, the Princess and the Lady. P.S. Feuille hands for a floral collection - well chosen!
its great to have a lady's point of view. Thank you KL ;-)
01/25/2013 - 22:24
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Re: Ooops now everybody knows i'm the minority here;)
01/29/2013 - 22:40
Still loyal to Men's (grand) Complications, so while wishing VC a flourishing year with the floral serie, I look forward to some real complicated pieces for the majority ; )
Love the Pt Traditionelle manual wind.
01/24/2013 - 17:51
Perfect dress watch! Thanks for the excellent report, as always :)
Thank you Rei (nt)
01/25/2013 - 22:25
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The grey dial makes it really nice Rei!
01/27/2013 - 03:39
I'm sure you'll love it when you get a chance to see it in the metal!
Dan, I am REALLY liking it.
01/28/2013 - 13:05
the more I see it the better it looks! I gotta start thinking how to fund the watch haha...
I feel and SHARE your problem! :-(. :-). (nt)
01/29/2013 - 18:28
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LOL! (nt)
01/30/2013 - 03:49
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Interesting direction this year...
01/24/2013 - 20:42
Although I am a new contributor, I have lurked around these parts for some time. A well-written and informative report, as they always are. Much appreciated! As a male client with male tastes, it is a bit difficult for me to get excited about most of this year's novelties, although I do find many of the women's pieces quite attractive and impressive. I hope the revamped female collection brings Vacheron much success and some new fans from the fairer sex. I was hoping this year, as I have been for the past few years, that Vacheron would unveil their new in-house chronograph movement. Thanks to Alex's past reports and interviews, we are aware that such a movement has been in development for a couple of years. Each and every new year, the SIHH arrives and there is an ever-increasing chance that the much-anticipated in-house chronograph movement will be revealed. Will it be automatic or - surprise - hand-wound? Given the excellent and fine movements currently powering Vacheron's collection, the introduction of an in-house chronograph is not an urgent matter - from my perspective, at least. So, of course, such an introduction would be the perfect novelty...
welcome to the Lounge and watch this space for further surprises;-)
01/25/2013 - 22:26
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Love the Pt patrimony
01/24/2013 - 22:47
I am not very fond of diamonds nor tonneau shape (this form is hard to wear), and find the métier d'art true masterpiece of their own but do not see them as watch. On the contrary, i am fond of the Pt patrimony traditionnelle. The dial is really astonishing. Thanks Alexandre for the pictures.
love your saying and happy to see you here ;-)
01/25/2013 - 22:28
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As always, great report Alex!
01/24/2013 - 23:15
I personally love the metiers collection. They are without doubt, in my view at least, the best pieces of artistic expression on offer - VC is the clear leader in this field. As for the presentations this year, there is a voice in my head that keeps saying get excited for next year. The reason is simple: a lot of offerings for the fairer sex to indulge in so that we can go crazy next year ;). Strangely enough, I am a bit relieved that this year's SIHH didn't add any pieces to my list, which means I should be on track to adding a piece or two I've been considering. Best, Walid ps: a happy belated new year to all! Apologies for the absence, and glad to be back contributing here!
good to have you back Walid, what are the pieces you are considering?
01/25/2013 - 22:29
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Thanks Alex,
01/26/2013 - 16:32
right now the Dato up/down is at the top of my list (had a chance to pick it up over xmas but balked, preferring to wait for SIHH, but now I am definately going for it). Of course the debate on this piece has gone both ways, but for me its a winner in terms of (better) comfort on wrist, the cleaner dial, the larger power reserve, the dash of red on the pr indicator, and of course for having what is in my opinion the most beautiful manual chrono movement on the market - not to sound  blasphemus, but I do prefer it over the original. The ALS Daymatic, which doesn't get as much attention, is also on my list - but I am hoping with ALS's use of a black dial this year that they may present this one with a black dial as well. That said, and looking at some of the comments here, it appears that VC is is going to present some stunners between now and next SIHH - I am particularly looking forward to the possibility of an overseas with an in-house movement. So fingers crossed! As a side note, I am still constantly infatuated by indies (LF's micro-rotor is still high on my list as is Ballouard's upside down) but these days I  am playing it safe and focusing on the more 'mainstream' brands - mainly to do with the support network and ease of access to service around my parts. Best, Walid
Thank you, Alex! Great pictures, Jefe! (nt)
01/24/2013 - 23:26
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thank you buddy and was fantastic seeing you (nt)
01/25/2013 - 22:30
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These new two-tone dials....
01/25/2013 - 00:26
on the Patrimony Traditionnelle models are fantastic. The lady's pieces are gorgeous. Bill
A few words are sufficient...
01/25/2013 - 21:05
Bill, I share your sentiments! Best wishes, Tony
missed you this year Bill
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01/25/2013 - 04:55
Thanks for the comprehensive report! My reaction is somewhat like the rest, though. Releases this year seems more focused on lady's watches. I only wish there were non-diamond versions of the floral dial available.
Welcome to the Lounge Hercule ;-)
01/25/2013 - 22:32
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01/25/2013 - 10:05
The Patrimony Trad. in PT just ticks off the boxes of my immagined perfect watch: 1. PT 2. 38mm 3. Beautiful grey dial 4. 4400 Just perfect.  The watch is my desire. The two tone dial of the chrono is also fantastic, it simply gives a new and much warmer dimension to the white dial chrono.
I agree with all you say Marko ;-)
01/25/2013 - 22:34
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Men of taste
01/25/2013 - 10:14
It is said, women start looking at shoes for judging men ! A little guess: Whose is who's ? PS: Shoooot, I forgot to wax mine...
Keeping up appearances...
01/25/2013 - 21:35
Berny - it's quite clear that you had your eye on the ball!!wink... Turning out in such style clearly demonstrates that you were ready for anythingblush. Hopefully, your dancing steps stole the showheart. Best regards Tony
the 1st one is obviously a Vacheronista!
01/25/2013 - 22:35
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Just following in the steps of others! :-) (nt)
01/27/2013 - 04:11
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Patrimomy Trad. manual wind in PT
01/25/2013 - 10:15
Dear Alex, Is there a chance that you can post the last two photos of the Pat. Trad. in large size? I desperately need a new screen savercool
you can click the photo for a larger view
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Re: you can click the photo for a larger view
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Apparently the file is too big with too many pictures, so I coudn't open any picture on my office pc or my ipad. I'll try on my home pc when I get there.
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01/25/2013 - 11:08
Thank you Alex for the report and the great photos! They are, of course, more beautiful in person and I felt priveledged to see them at the Vacheron booth as well as learn what goes in to their creation. All the best, Joseph
Banjo can't wait to welcome you home...
01/25/2013 - 21:15
Joseph, knowing your approach to detail I look forward to hearing about your visit to SIHH. Warmest best wishes Tony
Joseph was great seeing you and thank you for the Canadian cookies ;-)
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WAAAAOUOUOUHHHHH !! (nt)
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alea jacta est!
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01/25/2013 - 13:38
I am disappointed. There are no new technical/movement innovations as compared to other manufacturers.Hope next year will bring the new in-house chrono.
I hear your concern but the year is not over yet!
01/25/2013 - 22:41
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Patience... big I mean Big, no I mean BIG stuff from VC is on its way
01/25/2013 - 23:08
It is worth the wait ;-)
Re: SIHH 2013 A Personal Journey
01/25/2013 - 15:00
- Love the two tone Patrimony Traditionelle in PT. Nice to see it finally get the importance it deserves, not least that I own the RG version. :-) - Like the Boutique Exclusive Chronos as well. - Happy to see VC take its women customers seriously. Patek realised the importance of this, and I guess VC also saw the need to follow suit.  The Patrimony Contemporaine automatic gold bracelet, the Flowers collection, and the Patrimony Traditionelle 38mm with calibre 4400 (only listed on website) are serious womens watches. While the other brands have made a lot of technical innovation, I feel they have failed to case it well.  I cannot get myself to like some of their new offerings, despite the (supposed) technical brilliance.  Many do not seem like watches at all.  I hope VC steps up the action now. Would be great to see the following: - Patrimony Traditionelle or Contemporaine Minute Repeater. Followed by an openworked version, maybe coupled with a tourbillon at some point. - In-house chrono with a vintage design.
like your view on things KK !
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Sad to leave Geneva
01/25/2013 - 18:18
Its been a whirlwind visit to Geneva with SIHH, the Manufacture tour, a cosy dinner with friends, sightseeing in the fabulous Old City, and watches, watches, even more watches. It made our day, Alex, to meet you by chance on the street today while eating our pretzels. I have much to share upon our return home, but first we are off to the Bernese Oberland for a week. Hope you also enjoy a little "high" on the ski slopes! Thanks to everyone at VC who made this yet another stellar event, and for making possible our Lounger family reunion.
Enjoy your few days before returning home...
01/25/2013 - 21:23
Dean, It's always good to hear your comments and observations. I've an idea you won't be short of a few paragraphs following your visit to SIHH. Here's wishing you a safe flight home! Best wishes Tony
Tony would be great to have you at the festivities next year
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was great bumping into you and enjoy the Jungfrau (post lots of
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photos smiley)
Thank you Alex
01/25/2013 - 18:54
For the great report
glad you enjoyed the read :-)
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Re: SIHH 2013 A Personal Journey
01/26/2013 - 12:31
Hello Alex, thank you very much for showing the 2013 VC models. For the first time I have not been able to go to the SIHH this year, so I appreciate your report. I agree with you I am not sure I really like the Overseas lady's version. I owe one Overseas steel and pink gold and looking at it with new eyes I find it very masculin with its "sharp" bezel and technical dial, a bit too manly to be   On the other hand I love the Malte Lady, the Patrimony Contemporaine Lady as well as the Métiers d'Art Florilège. Both the Patrimony Traditionnelle Platinum and Chronographe are superb. The dials could be a bit more feminine on both models but I I like them and I think that VC is right to enlarge its Lady collection with more technical pieces. More and more ladies appreciate and understand mechanical movments but I doubt they wan't men's wacthes reduced to suit their wrist.  Well done Vacheron Constantin.
I agree with you on many accounts,however the Patrimony Trad in
01/26/2013 - 17:53
platinum and the chronograph are men's watches.
Re: It's a year for lady
01/26/2013 - 15:49
Thank you for the photos, most of them are for lady. As a men,I love the Patrimony Traditionnelle Manual Wind – Platinum.
more men's watchescoming soon:-)
01/26/2013 - 17:55
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interesting how such a small change can make such a big change!
01/28/2013 - 10:35
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Love the Platinum Patrimony Traditionelle
01/28/2013 - 05:40
WOW! What a watch! I missed all of these due to crazy work schedules lately but thanks Alex for posting them all! Wearing my RG Patrimony Traditionelle today and still loving it! To all friends of VC who attended SIHH 2013, thanks for sharing all the pictures here. cheers robin wong
Robin, Robin, Robin, you shouldn't let such small details such as
01/28/2013 - 10:37
work keep you away from your hobby cheeky
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Ha! No work, no $, no hobby! cheeky
As usual, great SIHH insight Alex!
01/28/2013 - 15:25
Sorry about the delayed feedback, but I tried to post before getting on the plane (unfortunately my connection died and I lost my entire post, ended up rewriting it on the plane) and just landed back in Beijing and trying to acclimate back to the “native” air.  cheeky   This year’s novelties definitely focused on a wide breadth of women’s watches.  While I’m not personally into or interested in lady’s models; I cannot criticize them just because they are focused on a different demographic.   To be honest, when I first saw pictures of this year’s novelties: I was really not impressed.  They looked to be at extreme opposites of the scale in terms of being either too bland or too blingy.   But after seeing them in person and over the course of a few days: they really started to appeal to me.    The two men’s watches that were officially introduced, which only had dial changes, were really quite significant improvements!  These new models are ones that I would love in my collection.  (And I’m the non-chrono, vintage, nut here!). Grey is the new black (or should I say the new silver, as the original dial is silver).  Grey makes this watch look elegantly cool! I don't know what to call the dial color, under some lights it looks greyish but under other lights it looks more cream colored.  (It is officially called "warm cream").  But whatever you call it, this dial really blends in with both the WG and PG of the case and pushers.  Making the transition in 2-tone colors look really terrific.   Even the diamonds on the women’s watches were really much brighter and attractive.  The MDA Florilège, well they just became 3 dimensional and sprang too life – especially when viewed with a magnifier that allowed a view of the complete dial!  (which one of our Lounger’s provided for viewing, thanks Alberto!)   This was the first year that some Loungers brought their lovely wives to SIHH.  I don’t know if they had advanced noticed that this year would be predominantly be ladies models, but it was great to hear their perspectives as opposed to what the husbands think their better halves would think about these watches.   Overall, the women said they really liked the watches, and I think they were a great hit with our relatively small, but targeted, audience.  Christian Selmoni also told me that other women gave very positive feedback.   The Florilège Collection was definitely the hit series out of all the women’s novelties – for both the men and the women that were present.  The China Limodoron seemed to be the favorite of the 3.  Since it was so popular, I am going to let you know that this flower’s Chinese name: 兰花 (pronounced “Lan Hua”)   The group was split among the importance of whether a watch at this level/price should have a mechanical or quartz movement.  The women that preferred a mechanical movement said that a watch from VC would not be the same if it did not have a VC quality movement inside of it.  The women that did not care if a quartz movement was used focused on the design and style of the Malte watches, with a strong preference for the ones with diamond set dials.   I found it fascinating that it was the women that first picked up on the diamond set buckles.  A few of the guys didn’t even notice it until the ladies pointed it out.  The women also said that this was a beautiful and important detail that really “finished” the watch very nicely, making it very balanced!   Being an “ignorant” guy, I asked 2 questions:
  1. Would there be a concern with the diamonds on the buckle, since the buckle often brushes/makes contact with desktop items or when typing?  The reply back was “They are diamonds, other things might get scratched up but not the buckle”.
 
  1. How do feel about an OS watch that is only water resistant to 50m, is it still an OS?  The reply: “Who would go swimming with a diamond encrusted watch, unless it was in my own, private, swimming pool.  In which case it wouldn’t matter”
  I’ve learned that while I may have influenced Daisy in terms of watch styles and designs (she is not into having a lot of diamonds on a watch and wants a mechanical movement);  VC still has a much better understanding of what interests this market segment than I do.   And for all the guys that were not at SIHH,  be virtuous…well at least patient, because the year is still young!
thank you for the extra insights Dan and a HUGE thank you for all your
01/28/2013 - 15:38
help during SIHH. One of these days you can do the presentations and i'll go skiing cool
Yeah, with my butchering of the French words... SURE, RIGHT!
01/28/2013 - 15:49
I'll be kicked out ouf SIHH before I can say the complete "Salon de Haute Horologie" properly!  cheeky Thanks Alex!
Good post, Dan
01/28/2013 - 16:01
...as always, I appreciate hearing your thoughts.  I am especially encouraged by your final words.  Best, Robert
Thanks Robert, I'm honored by your words!
01/29/2013 - 18:30
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I wnat to be a women this year.
01/29/2013 - 10:42
laugh
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01/29/2013 - 11:22
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It's worse to be married this year! :-O
01/29/2013 - 18:36
This is the trouble some of us got ourselves into for explaining and sharing our love of watches with our significant others....VCs are now on their wishlists as well, and with no reduction in any of the other things already on their lists, :-( But guys, we do love them, don't we? :-). ;-)