Any VC event going on in Shanghai right now?


I was driving through Shanghai last night and saw a very large (I'd guess 5m x 5m) Vacheron Constantin cloth sign hanging on half of the Shanghai Centre on Nanjing West Road (which is also the entrance to the Portman Ritz Carlton hotel).

Unfortunately I had to leave Shanghai in this morning and didn't get a chance to go back the to see what was going on.  Would anybody else happen to know?

BR, Dan
Not an official reply from VC...
09/17/2008 - 16:17
but as far as I am aware, I do not believe that anything specifically is happening in Shanghai at this moment.  However, I would recommend staying tuned as there might be things happening in the not too distant future... Cheers, Duncan
you're such a tease Duncan :-) (nt)
09/18/2008 - 00:22
Moi? But I must defer to the official voice of VC... ;-) (nt)
09/18/2008 - 01:51
Look who's talking ;-) (nt)
09/18/2008 - 13:50
Thanks Duncan, looking forward to it...
09/18/2008 - 03:08
just hope it occurs while I'm in China (which is usually 70% of the year). BR, Dan
Keep an eye out as I think VC will...
09/18/2008 - 10:13
continue its long history of engagement and investment in China.  Fans of the manufacture should continue to benefit from the brand's activities and there will be much for all to enjoy. Cheers, Duncan
How in the world are you so well informed, Duncan?
09/18/2008 - 19:05
Do you get any insider tips or what  Why don't you let us in on more of your knowledge of VC's current activities...
How can I do that and then steal the thunder of...
09/19/2008 - 01:30
Alex's announcements? But seriously, I feel that it is for Alex to officially deliver the news from VC as he is our moderator.  I would not want to show him any disrespect by jumping the gun as he is the person who knows best the timing for the release of information.  For me, as a collector and fan of VC, I just like to help build a little anticipation and excitement for the brand and its activities.  Hope that you understand my position as I defer to Alex.  Cheers, Duncan
I fully understand your standpoint...
09/19/2008 - 11:06
I just wish I had other sources to learn about VC and its latest news.
As with most good things in life...
09/20/2008 - 01:25
it takes time to build relationships based upon trust and friendship.  In fact, the friendships that I have are far more important than any information that I may receive.  Watches are beautiful and wonderful objects to have but I consider the friendships that I have developed over the years to be truly invaluable. Okay, enough sermonizing and back to our regularly scheduled programming... Cheers, Duncan
Duncan you are a true gentleman, my hats off to you sir :-) (nt)
09/19/2008 - 11:10
Freedom needs scoop, Dear Alex what about a VC HL special price
09/19/2008 - 11:52
for any interesting (horlogical) scoop ?
Hey Lin, if you have a stake in the business with Alex I am sure you..
09/19/2008 - 12:57
will do well out of it!
Thanks Alex, your kind words are much appreciated.
09/20/2008 - 01:36
In this age of the internet and instant access, there is a omnipresent desire, held by many, to be the first with the news and we have both seen far too many times when people disregard embargoes and ignore requests to keep information confidential.  It is a shame that these folks are willing to sacrifice integrity and trust just to "be first".  This is one of the reasons that I ended my brief involvement with the so-called media.  Besides, I much rather have real friends and not sources. Just my perspective and obviously, not a position shared by some others... Cheers, Duncan