Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

I just got back from Geneva, where VC had some wonderful events for collectors.  Sunday night and Monday night had dinners at the Maison in Geneva.  Some really great watches were seen on so many wrists!

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



 
There were some workshops at the VC factory for collectors to learn and appreciate how wristwatches are made and designed.  I chose to visit:

  1. The Design Department (where we got a chance to design our own OS Chronograph…it is much tougher than you would think)
 Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



  1. The Guillocher, where we got a chance to practice making our own dial patterns.
Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014




 
You have seen the official pictures of the 2014 SIHH Novelties  Here are some live pictures I was able to take when I saw them in person.

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



The Ottoman Architecture is my favorite of the Fabuleux Ornements
Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



 
Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014




I generally don’t like diamonds on a man’s watch, but the baguettes around the bezel of the black Mechaniques Ajoure are something I’d have no problems wearing, they are quite discrete.  Though I would put away the diamond buckle and buy a plain one to replace it.

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



 
And here is my personal favorite of the new introductions, the 14-Day Tourbillon Open-Worked.

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



 
Besides this year’s new, official, novelties.  I also got a chance to some of these other beauties again…I just can’t resist them!

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014


The 14-day Tourbillon looks pretty good with platinum clothes:
Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014





Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014



 
PS, here is a picture of Alex with a watch he would love to wear in public, the totally diamond covered Malte Tourbillon!  Serious bling for the DON!  laughwink
Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014

Dan lovely pics. Love the wrist shots. Nice to see the skeleton
01/25/2014 - 07:07
Minute repeater on a wrist.
Thanks kk, that watch made me drool
01/27/2014 - 17:33
I had to pay hommage to the owner, it really is amazing :-). BR, Dan
Wonderful Dan, what a great assembly
01/25/2014 - 07:32
of fine timepieces.  Were there no pocket watches?
Well, there were a couple of MR pocket watches there
01/27/2014 - 17:36
But I think you've seen them posted recently on THL, so I didn't include them this time ;-). Sorry, Dan
It was a great pleasure sharing my passion for fine horology with you
01/25/2014 - 09:20
Hi Dan, Thanks for sharing the photos and meeting you in Geneva. It was a great pleasure sharing my passion for fine horology with you. Nice collection of timepieces among good friends. I'm looking forward to new events in the future........
It was great meeting you as well
01/27/2014 - 17:40
And talking about more than just watches :-). I hope to see you again...maybe same time next year? Its people like you that make these collectors events so fun and special. BR, Dan
Dan, a job well done!...
01/25/2014 - 14:52
A wonderful array of watches caught on camerayes So far, Dan, I haven't seen any photographs of the VC booth or indeed heard any comments in that respect. Can you oblige? Bet you're glad to be back home following what must have been 'some very busy days (and nights!)'... Best wishes Tony
Thanks Tony
01/27/2014 - 17:45
I think Alex just posted a video about the booth. I did get some pictures and posted them on Chinese THL. I am about to get on a plane, but will post them after I land back in Beijing. BR, Dan
That would be nice, Dan...
01/28/2014 - 21:20
When time allows I look forward to seeing your photographs. Regards, Tony
Awesome photos,Dan!
01/25/2014 - 23:34
I missed seeing some of the watches on people's wrists.  sad   But even the ones I did see amounted to about the best selection of VCs I have ever seen in any one place.  Just amazing! Best regards, Robert
Thanks Robert
01/27/2014 - 17:48
I was lucky enough to go to both dinners (on Sun & Mon nights)...so I probably got the chance to see a few more wrists :-) BR, Dan
Re: Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014
01/26/2014 - 07:56
"Wrist shots!" What a fabulous idea. Your photographs really bring "to life" the sublimely simple, discreetly aggressive, lushly beautiful, and amazingly intricate designs that are, respectively, Vacheron Constantin's elegant uncomplicated dress pieces, various permutations of the Overseas, several Metiers d'Arts, and unparalleled openworked watches on those fortunate wrists. To speak nothing of the other watches you photographed on the attendees, and the wonderful, intimate images of this year's novelties and "prior beauties." A feast for the eyes, and for the soul. Thank you very, very much. Between posts from you, Radek, Alex, Doc. ABJ, and JKS, it is almost like being there! By the way, I second Tony Chance's longing to see the Vacheron Constantin booth.
Thanks! But I'd love to see you attend...
01/27/2014 - 17:51
And see these beauties, in the metal, for yourself. Pictures can never give the same impression as in person. BR, Dan
Thank you, Dan, I look forward
01/27/2014 - 23:16
to doing just that, perhaps as early as next year, not only to see these and others in the metal, but also to make your acquaintance in person!
Re: Here are some pictures taken during the VC events at SIHH 2014
01/28/2014 - 01:01
Thanks for the great pics, Dan Incredible variety! Best, Joseph
Thanks JB, it really was MY pleasure! :-). (nt)
01/28/2014 - 10:03
v&c