All good things come to an end and after seven and a half fantastic years at Vacheron Constantin, time has come for a new venture and it is my pleasure to share with you that I will join the Geneva team of PHILLIPS WATCHES – In Association with Bacs & Russo as watch specialist in April 2016.
Phillips Watches is the most recent player in the watch auction industry with already a few world records such as a stainless steel Vacheron Constantin ref 4178 sold last year for over CHF 260,000 breaking the record for any vintage Vacheron Constantin chronograph!
As you know, I am a lover of fine horology. Having had the privileged opportunity to participate, in Vacheron Constantin's 260th anniversary celebration and being there when Ref 57260, the world's most complicated timepiece - ever - was introduced; it was time for me to go from the world's oldest watch manufacturer to the world's most recent watch auction department, set up only 18 months ago! Two different worlds with the same obsession which feels like moving from one passionate team to another.
I remain a “Vacheronista” and this new exciting challenge will not sway my passion for Vacheron Constantin timepieces, nor will it end my relationship with Vacheron Constantin. The Hour Lounge is like my third child, it has given me the chance to meet many Loungers around the world, some of which have become close friends and I could not see myself stepping down as a moderator.
Therefore I shall continue responding to your questions on and offline and remain your link to Vacheron Constantin.
Looking forward to celebrating the Hour Lounge’s 10th anniversary with you in 2017 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making the Hour Lounge such a special place!