Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date recieves Watch of the Year award from

Montres Passion and Urhenwelt which this year were holding the 14th annual ceramony. The jury which is composed of industry professionals and journalists had to choose among about 100 watches.

The ceremony which was held on Nov 1 in Geneva awarded 1st prize to Vacheron Constantin's Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date. The jury citing its “classicism and modernity” on both technical and aesthetic levels, and referring to it as a model embodying “absolute elegance.

Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date recieves Watch of the Year award from

the following scans are courtesy of Ian Skellern (used by permission)

Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date recieves Watch of the Year award from

the venue took place at Geneva's Hotel Beau Rivage

Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date recieves Watch of the Year award from

Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date recieves Watch of the Year award from

Patrimony Retrograde Day/Date recieves Watch of the Year award from

Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin

2nd prize went to FP Journe's Octa Automatique Lune, 3rd prize to JLC's Duometre Chronograph. Lady's watch of the year went to Cartier's ballon Bleu. The Special Jury Prize, which rewards both a watch and its creators, was awarded to Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey for their Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné.

Congrats Vacheron Constantin ! Great news ! (nt)
11/02/2007 - 11:56

Doc

Fantastic Watch - I think that King Abdullah form Saudi Arabia ...
11/02/2007 - 13:18

was wearing this watch on his visit to London recently (It was quite hard to see on the picture)

MK

VC
11/02/2007 - 13:24

Well done VC

Congratulation VC!
11/02/2007 - 13:43

.

Well deserved recognition...congratulations V&C
11/02/2007 - 15:59

nt

Congrats to VC!!
11/02/2007 - 19:27

...and no PP in the top 3...

A bit of a newbie question, but it seems that there are quite a few watch contests these days, which one is the most prestigious?

Is it the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix?

As far as I know the Geneva Grand Prix is not a magazine sponsored
11/03/2007 - 00:10

contest, it is a very prestigious award and many brands who actually recieve a prize advertise it so I guess that it is one of the most important.

Congratulations VC (nt)
11/02/2007 - 20:34

nt

Congratulations to VC!!
11/03/2007 - 01:47

I was always very fond of the bi-retro's design (even if its a tad too big for me) so it is nice to see that I am not alone!

I think the smile on Charlie's face says it all! 

BTW, comparing with the color of the trophy in the picture, it seems that the bi-retro Mr. Torres is wearing is not the regular RG/brown strap combi.  Is this a soon-to-be introduced follow up model?  WG or PT?

Cheers!

kazumi

(in the office on a Saturday morning, but off to a watch fair in the pm!)

I had the same exact thought! Enjoy the watch fair (nt)
11/03/2007 - 09:29

e

Congratulations, VC! I really didn't expect less!
11/03/2007 - 04:40

That's a big news for us VC fans!

BTW, were Mr. J.-C. Torres wearing a watch on his right wrist? :-)

Cheers,

Jian