Hello All: I´m writing a brief message from the hotel in Mendoza to let you know that Vacheron Constantin was present on the summit of Cerro Aconcagua (6962m) at 3pm on Thursday, February 7th. A first generation Overseas Chronometer served as my only time-keeper for the entire 8 hours final climb to the summit and 4 hours return to camp. Needless to say, the watch performed flawlessly.
Resting on my wrist now, in the normal surroundings of the hotel lobby, I can see the shadow of a smile on her dial. It was all great fun although as I write a climber has been missing on the mountain for over 24 hours so not everyone has been as lucky as our little group.
Many others are waiting to use the internet so I will share pictures once I return home Feb. 15.