We were with some friends in Plan les Ouates for a visit.
We all knew the products, we all knew the amazing finish, in Plan les Ouates we understood why.
Perfection is never possible but in Plan les Ouates EVERYTHING, absolutely everything put you in the way to perfection.
First the atmosphere, the building is a marvel, the light, the conditions. People here are proud and happy to work. You see the passion and the pride in their eyes. Yes they can be !
For us as visitors every details is at an amazing level. Taking a coffee is not a simple plastic glass at the machine, or even a normal cup, it is a beautiful cup with a maltese cross, a design spoon, . That is a small detail but EVERYTHING is like that, beautiful and of a very high level. When you look at the caliber with a microscope it is the same. Everything is amazing.
Another example the community manager: you would like him to be sympathetic, open minded, smart, proud of the brand and good looking. He has to answer to some stupid questions of my side or the most provocative jokes, and always stay perfectly quiet and smiling.
No one is like that. Alex is
I have some other photos but my friends' photos are so much better, I will ask them some.
A Malte Tourbillon, normal size, amazing tourbillon by its size and its finish.
And here something rarely seen, the "baguette" movement, that can bee found in some Kallas
The biggest point on the Kallas is diamond settings, the caliber is rarely spoken.
There it is:
Doesn't look so impressive as the tourbillon at first... but wait for the following photo:
This is amazing, it is sooo small. Imagine the skills needed to mount and regulate this kind of calibers !
And these are nearly "basic" compared to Grand Complications. Kalla is a masterpiec of diamond but the caliber on the work on it is not a detail...
Another domain where Vacheron is just at the top, the skeleton.
A skeleton is basically carved caliber with more bevelage. Is it only that?
Well, it is more fragile so you have to handle it carefully ! When it is an ultra thin caliber and when it is in gold it is so soft, I would be scared to touch it !
Talking of bevelage how many meters in you opinion? 2 ? 3? it is so small.
Alex correct me if I am wrong but I heard 250 !!!!!!!
So first you have to spend a lot of time to make the carving, the bevelage and the engraving. So many errors are possible ! And then you have to mount this and this fantastic amount of work very carefully, otherwise everything has to go back to the beginning !
In the end it is PERFECT ! Sounds normal for high quality watch, but in front of the work done to get there you are shocked.
It is so fantastic
Amazement is everywehere in every details.
Some other photos will follow next days
Again a big thank you to all VC teams who shared with us these moments, Alex who had a tough time with our nuts group