Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

VC had it's Grand Opening yesterday of it's newest boutique - in Beijing.   Being in my own backyard (well at least for most of the year), I had to squeeze an invitation out for this event, cheeky. (Thanks Julian, Margeretta and the rest of the VC A/P team for the fun time!)   

Many of the attendees I met were members of the media, but I did get to meet one of our fellow Loungers (MAG).  He is a great guy with a marvelous family heirloom pocket watch.  I don't have pictures of it, but I'm hoping he will post his story soon.

One of the publishers at the event was wearing this Doctor's Chronogaph

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD



Here are pictures of some the "standard" pictures, of the Boutique, inside and outside:

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

The interior design looked familiar and I found out that this aesthetic was developed by an Italian designer, originally for the Shanghai Mansion.  Due to the historical significance of the Twin Villas building in Shanghai, there were restrictions on what could and could not be done.  After the final design was approved...VC decided that this would be the style used in all future Boutiques.  That is why the newer boutiques that I have visited (New York and Beijing) have the same feel.




Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD


The Reception was held in the space right in front of the Boutique.  VC was very lucky with the beautiful weather...Beijing is known for not having much of a Spring (usually going directly from winter to summer temperatures).

Wondering what those gold pylons are for?

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD



The Lion Dancing, of course! (there were 2 Lions)

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Now, to what is good for my taste buds and stomach:

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOODLive pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD

Personally, the best part of the event was sitting next to Dominique Bernaz at dinner and have a wonderful night of conversation with him.  It was and honor and a privilige.  Besides his knowledge of watches and horological history, he is a true gentleman and great conversationalist.

Now,  if anybody has gotten this far down in my post...I want to let you know that in the Reception Area, they had electronic stands with IPads in them.  The new VC App for IPads was on them...and this brand new App is now available for download, I just did it.


VC sure knows how to throw a party. Thanks for the write up Dan
04/13/2012 - 10:30
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the food looks amazing! The boutique ain't to shabby either :-)
04/13/2012 - 14:35
VC
Very nice, Dan
04/13/2012 - 16:52
Lovely setting and the food looks great! Is it real or just those plastic versions I've seen in some restaurants?  Just kidding, Dan Fantastic watches especially that doctor's chrono. You were very lucky to have sat next to Dominique, a real gentlemen and a fount of knowledge. Thanks for the write-up. Joseph
No one throws a better party than VC.
04/13/2012 - 17:11
Thanks for sharing this, Dan.  It is so nice to get a tour of the Beijing Boutique.  That doctor's chrono looks beautiful.  Best, Robert
Won't be able to concentrate all day
04/13/2012 - 17:16
WOW!!
New boutique in Beijing...
04/14/2012 - 00:04
Dan, I'm pleased that you managed to 'squeeze in' for this opening event - the scans are worth a thousand words! Entertaining the guests and visitors in such fine style is so befittingly VC. Bet you had a wonderful evening and worthwhile conversation. Here's wishing the new venture every success. Tony
Re: Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD
04/15/2012 - 05:07
Dear Dan, it was a pleasure to meet you and see the magnificent new Vacheron boutique in Beijing. You had some splendid tributes on your wrist and in your pocket yourself! Thank you to the whole VC team for a spectacular event and gracious evening. Best MAG    “Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”
Re: Live pictures of VC's new Boutique Opening in Beijing + FOOD
04/15/2012 - 15:17
..... all that glitters is gold - Led Zeppelin, a long time ago
Any one who cites Stairway to Heaven is a friend of mine :-)
04/15/2012 - 19:23
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