I had the opportunity to visit the SIHH and of course, I couldn't miss the VC booth !
I would like to make a focus on the Quai de l'ïle because it's a new concept in the horology industry, at least for watches of this range of price.
This pic gives you an idea of the different combinations available :
The watches :
automatic with date (caliber 2450)
automatic with date, day and power reserve (caliber 2475)
So I started to build my own watch with this software :
I'm proud of the result !
2 straps are available : leather of rubber strap.
And a passport will also be provided !
So the question is : is this a GOOD idea or a BAD idea ?
I must confess at the beginning I was really attracted by it. We all dream getting our OWN and ONLY watch. And I really enjoyed to build it : the number of combinations is so high !
But we are in the high end watches segment. In this segment, as a customer, may be I expect a finished product, a product which reassures me. There is something strange at the end to build a 20K euros watch with a software like a pair of shoes.
Other point : the watches in theirselves.
The finishings are great and I really love the dials.
But I don't know if they are dress watches or sportive watches. They don't belong in any category. So if I want to buy a dress watch, I buy "a classic" Vacheron. If I want to buy a more sportive watch, maybe I buy an Overseas.
In fact, I feel that the case is a bit too massive, it's the reason why I think that the watch is not so elegant.
Of course, a lot of people will not think like me and I'm sure it will be a big success for Vacheron.
Other watches I saw during the SIHH :
The Regulateur Tourbillon, very impressive :
The Chronomètre Royal without the red 12 :
Other models, it's always a great pleasure to see them :
Well, that's all for tonight !