Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin

Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin

Dear Loungers and Friends,

The Hour Lounge has been in existence for almost a year now and already over 400 of you have signed up and are regular contributors sharing your passion with others.

The Forum audience is even larger – five times so, in fact – if all the visitors to the site are included. Some threads are read by over 2,000 visitors!

It is extremely satisfying to see that Vacheron Constantin continues to generate so many impassioned comments.

I would like to offer my personal thanks to Alexandre Ghotbi for all his work and commitment.

To each of you and your families I would like to extend my very best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2008.

Best regards,

Juan-Carlos Torres

12/17/2007 - 12:27
12/17/2007 - 21:21
12/24/2007 - 18:50
dear Mr. Torres, thank you for your kind words. The Hour Lounge has
12/17/2007 - 09:27

certainly become one of the best watch discussion sites regardless of brand. Happy Holidays to you, your team and of course to all the Loungers who make up this wonderful community.


Dear Mr Torres, thank you for your kind words,
12/17/2007 - 09:57

Let's continue to have so much pleasure to do your work with the passion you have, share it with all of VC afficionados all over the world. Please continue to make us dream in VC. We are all so happy to see our favorite brand having so much dynamism, creating with enthousiam new models.

I remember the minutes I spend in Plan-Les-Ouates, listening you speaking about the "ritual" to put your watch in the morning, carefully... Great moment.

Take care on you, your family, and all people you love.


Dear Alex, Mr. Torres and fellow loungers.....
12/17/2007 - 10:49

All I can say is
12/17/2007 - 12:27

congratulations on a fantastic year 2007 and all the best wishes to my fellow Loungers

Dear Mr Torres and Mr Ghotbi,
12/17/2007 - 13:06

Thank you for setting up the Hour Lounge and making it such a special place. Mr Torres, if everyone at Vacheron Constantin share the same intense passion Alex has, then it must be one of the nicest place to work at! 2007 as really been a fantastic year for VC, and congratulations are in order for the models that came out this year  - some of the best I have seen in years! In particular, The Excellence Platine Collection, Les Masques and Sputnik are very close to my heart. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for 2008! I wish the whole VC team  as well as my dear fellow Loungers Happy Holidays and a Great New Year! Cheers, Francois

Thank you very much Mr. Torres, VC, Alex, and the Loungers!
12/17/2007 - 16:06

I would like to thank Mr. Torres and VC for establishing the Hour Lounge and providing us VC afficionados a place to share our opinions, find out more about VC, and just "hang out".  I believe harnessing the power of the Internet in this form is just as important and effective as any yacht-racing sponsorship or the like.  Now that VC has provided its fans a powerful and convenient medium for exchanging ideas, I hope VC will follow the discussions and listen to the opinions exchanged in The Hour Lounge, as these are the voices of those who care most about VC.  VC has done a tremendous job this year, and by keeping in touch with its fans, things should continue to look good for the coming new year.  Keep up the good work!

Thanks too to Alex for always giving 110 percent day in and day out.  It is Alex's balance of knowledge, humility, good humor and firmness which drew me to become a regular in the "other" forum back then, and it is the same virtues (plus the addition of VC's resources) that keeps me glued here to my favorite forum.  More power to you and keep up the good work, Jefe!

Finally, I would also like to thank all the members of the Hour Lounge who have been very generous in sharing their knowledge, experience, and opinions in the most refined and gentlemanly (& ladylike) manner befitting the spirit of VC and the Hour Lounge.  Let's all continue to make the Hour Lounge the best place for all things VC!!

All the best,


Dear Mr. Torres, Alex and VC thank you for giving us such a platform
12/17/2007 - 17:14

to discuss all things VC. It was said by another Lounger that this is the best VC discussion forum but for me it is also the best watch discussion forum on the net thanks to Alex's amazing moderatorship and the huge knowledge of all things horological found on the Lounge.

On a personnal note I really hope you will accept the creation of the Hour Lounge watch

Posted on behalf of Dr.500
12/17/2007 - 20:51

Thanks to Mr. Torres for the holiday wishes and congrats on on job well done by all of the VC team!

Kind regards and appreciation,


Thank you Mr. Torres.
12/17/2007 - 21:21

As a collector of vintage V&C (and other) watches, I very much appreciate the way in which this forum has developed. Alex is as responsive and intelligent a moderator as one could hope for, and as good as any I have encountered on many other watch forums.

I also believe that your company's growing support of those who have an interest in vintage watches, both through this forum and by Mr. Bernaz in Geneve, is far-sighted and will pay dividends. I have long felt that if those who primarily collect vintage watches are supported by the manufacturer, there is a very good chance that many of them will, at some point, purchase new models as well.

Finally, I find the creativity shown by your company to be refreshing and attractive. Having the option, for example, to create a custom timepiece is a real luxury, and one which I would love to take advantage of some day.

Best regards to you and your family, and best wishes for the coming year.

Tony Cobitz

Thank you Mr Torres for your kind words,
12/17/2007 - 22:05

and I would like to take this opportunity to send you my best wishes for this New Year 2008, and to congatulate the whole VC team for bringing us such marvels. What will the future reserve to us? Maybe we will get brief information from our unique moderator...

A good transition, to applause Alex for his presence, quick and lit answers to bring last news, but also well documented comments and reports on vintage watches. Maybe I would expect a bit more for vintages, with pics, to bring to our knowledge parts of VC history.

Last, but not least, I must say I feel well and happy to belong to this Lounger community.

Al the best


Re: Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin
12/18/2007 - 03:06

To Mr. Torres,

Thank you for your kind thoughts wishes.

And I wish you and your family and your "family" at Vacheron-Constantin all the best at Xmas and throughout the coming year.

And to Alex... all the best and many thanks for being such a fine moderator and a wonderful person!

And to all I have met here, the same best wishes! Here's hoping that we have the opportunity to meet in person soon!

Thank you very much Mr. Torres...
12/18/2007 - 03:17

... and the VC team for the creativity and wonderful building the brand image. Jean-Marc Vacheron would be proud.

Dear Alex and fellow loungers I'd like to thank you for the nicely spent time. Let your dreams come true. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wish all VC family all the best too for 2008.
12/18/2007 - 04:30

Can't wait to see what VC will do next year. Cheers!!!

Wishing Mr. Torres, Alex, VC employees, and Loungers, Happy Holidays..
12/18/2007 - 05:11

Its been a great year and I can hardly wait to see what ideas and dreams will be turned into wearable art at SIHH in 2008.  Thanks to all for a great 2007.

Best regards,


Thanks for your wishes and thanks also to Alex.
12/18/2007 - 05:44

This is truly a warm and welcoming, as well as highly informative, forum. The best holiday wishes to both of you and the other "Loungers."

Sincere Thanks to Mr. Torres and VC!
12/18/2007 - 07:21

Thank you very much for all the commitments and efforts you and VC have made for this fruitful discussion place!!! Doubtlessly, Alex and other Loungers for coloring this community.

Wish you all the best it's available.


Seasons greetings to Mr Juan-Carlos Torres, and also to
12/18/2007 - 12:57

Alex and all my fellow loungers. A great place to come and listen, learn and enjoy.

Thanks to all of you for making this place possible.

Best Regards


Season greetings from Scania to all of you...
12/18/2007 - 14:39

And may 2008 be a prosperous year for everyone who seeks to add to their fine collections! :)

A great Holiday season to you Mr. Torres! nt
12/18/2007 - 15:55


Thanks again for this beautiful place!!
12/18/2007 - 20:01

Wish you Juan Carlos and Alex a Merry christmas and happy new year.

Felicidades Salud y Éxitos.


Extremely impressed by your work so far !
12/18/2007 - 20:40

Looking forward meeting you together with Dom. in some months


Re: Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin
12/19/2007 - 09:49

Dear Mr. Torres thank you very much for your kind wishes. I wish you and your family and to everybody at Vacheron Constantin Merry Christmas and a wonderfull, inovative, creative and succesfull 2008.


Re: Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin
12/21/2007 - 15:37

Dear Mr Torres,

Thank you for your kind wishes.

All the best for 2008.

Merci de contribuer à donner aux générations futures le goût de la tradition, de l'élégance, de la créativité et de la modernité, la passion de la haute horlogerie, incarnée par la manufacture Vacheron Constantin, donne du sens au temps.

Chaque seconde devenant une oeuvre d'art, une note de musique...

Meilleurs voeux pour une année d'exception.

Frédéric Zantman

Re: Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constant
12/23/2007 - 04:23

Thank you for your warm greeting Mr Torrez! I am especially glad in the fact that Vacheron is company that is always ready to answer any  question and concern in a timely manner, that says a lot today! Also thanks to Alex  for all the work he puts in here,  !!!!


Re: Seasons greetings from Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constant
12/23/2007 - 04:23

Thank you for your warm greeting Mr Torrez! I am especially glad in the fact that Vacheron is company that is always ready to answer any  question and concern in a timely manner, that says a lot today! Also thanks to Alex  for all the work he puts in here,  !!!!


Thank You Mr. Torres
12/24/2007 - 18:50

for your been graciousness and hospitality.

All the best to you, your family, and everybody at VC!

Best Regards, Dan