Direct purchase from the factory?

My uncle is going to be visiting Geneva in July for the Kiwanis International Convention and I suggested that he swing by to take a look at the very impressive VC headquarters building (I've been sharing with him about the 1891 pocket watch I recently received). He said he wasn't sure if he would have time, but he would if he could manage. He also said that his wife needs a new watch and wanted me to ask if it is possible to purchase directly from the factory? Also, what type of access is available to the public? I'm sure tours are not a regular feature there, but I thought I'd check to see if you could at least walk in the front door. He was very fascinated by the photos that I shared from other forums of visits conducted by Alex that give a glimpse of the watchmaking process! I love visiting Europe myself, so I hope to find myself in Geneva someday soon as well!
You can't buy directly from the manufactiry but there is
04/15/2011 - 19:02
a VC boutique in Geneva: 1, Place de Longemalle 1204 Geneva Tel: +41 22 316 17 40 Fax: +41 22 316 17 41  He can't pop into the factory either for a visit but if he wants it would be very easy to organise one. Just send me an email.
Re: You can't buy directly from the manufactiry but there is
04/15/2011 - 19:09
Great, thanks Alex! Where can I find your email address?
you click on the Private Message link right under my avatar
04/15/2011 - 19:25
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Re: you click on the Private Message link right under my avatar
04/15/2011 - 21:36
Gotcha, thank you. One other thing, about how much notice would you need? I thought I should ask since he said that his schedule would be tight. Thanks again in advance. Josh
about a week
04/20/2011 - 11:21
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