the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006

Here are the first sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006...considering the way the markets just reacted the sketch is probably the closest I'll come to a QdI in a reasonable future the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006


the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006

the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006

the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006

the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006

This is actually good therapy today, an island of the birth of
09/30/2008 - 02:19
a beutiful watch and watch concept. Let's not forget that lug architecture, looks like a classic to me. Thanks for giving us something else to think about today, even if just for a few minutes! Knock wood, think good thoughts and for heaven's sake buy bonds! Best to all, Tim
Thanks for sharing these with us Alex.
09/30/2008 - 02:41
It is nice to have a pleasant diversion from the litany of troubles that we are facing these days. I also want to draw attention to the wonderful efforts by Vincent Kauffmann on the 3P project.  He is definitely one of the creative geniuses at the manufacture and I am most certainly looking forward to his future creations and contributions. Cheers, Duncan
beautiful concept! It's so nice to see this awesome watch at its birth
09/30/2008 - 11:12
Thanks for sharing Alex! Hopefully the HL QdI project will come through and we will be able to get one of those special HL versions...
Dear Moderator, any drawings for the HL QDI? (nt)
09/30/2008 - 11:31
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no because for the moment it is only a wish (nt)
09/30/2008 - 16:12
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Why don't we ask Fred to start working on it? I am sure he'll be...
09/30/2008 - 18:31
happy to help. Once the final version is agreed on we can move it to the creative department at VC for final touches... What do you say? Do we go official on HL or do we go sort of behind the scenes and present a couple of proposals after Fred has complied with our request? 
Dear Moderator, I just recall the "word" of Mr Tores at the SIHH08(nt)
09/30/2008 - 18:40
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I recall too and negotioations with Mr Torres et al will start soon:-)
09/30/2008 - 19:18
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Lets be fair gentlemen and allow the manufacture to start the launch
10/02/2008 - 03:26
of the regular production pieces first.  October marks the first launches but some parts of the world will not see them until a bit later. Quai de l'Ile is very important to the brand and it is best for VC to get the watches launched and available in as many markets as soon as possible. Cheers, Duncan
We are a market, in a way, too... ;-))) nt
10/02/2008 - 11:57
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Very true Radek. :-)
10/02/2008 - 12:51
Though I am not sure if Alex can make the business case when comparing the Hour Lounge market with say, the United States or China. I think patience will be needed but when it comes, then it will be something that we will all covet, acquire and treasure. Cheers, Duncan
Re: the 1st sketches of the Quai de l'Ile from 2006
09/30/2008 - 14:47
Thanks Alex, Very interesting sketches, very strong and masculine lines. Reminds me of retro/art deco architecture. He should offer them for sale. I'm sure there is a niche market for these. Has Vincent ever thought of a career in BD's ( illustrated novels, comic books)? Joseph