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Here are a few pics from the VC dinnerand visit.
Again I would like to express my thanks to Alex, Veronique and the entire Vacheron team foran excellent visit and making it so special!

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Almost there! The Air Canada 767 (or at least its shadow), moments from touchdown.

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Guillaume (left), Gary (right),  Benjamin Boulley (from VC) back left, and Alex chewing on a breadstick.

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Bill Lind, Alex and Liger chat about I think.

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LN chatting away.

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Guillaume, Gary and Dan listen to Alex droning on... Dan looks like he's had enough. blush

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Martin, Berny, Ben and Christian listening to Alex. This part was more interesting.

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Here are Dan and LN, neither of whom speak Chinese.

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Francois, yours truly and Richard. The empty seat was for the ever-lovely Veronique who was taking this picture.

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Lft to Rt: Ben, Christian and Alex

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 Liger and LN with after-dinner drinks.

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Dan and Guillaume at the Manufacture wearing their white coats before the visit. Vacheron has installed an automatic sterile "boot putter-onner" which automatically puts on one of those paper overshoes so you don't have to bend over and put it on yourself...a marvel of science indeed

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Left to Right: GaryG (bent over), GaryH with Alex, Veronique Briand, our wonderful host, Martin, Francois and Bill.
In the foyer mid way through our visit...a little pause for refreshments.

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I am indebted to Liger for the next three photos of me slaving away at anglage and perlage.

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The files are custom desined and made to exactly fit the angles required.
Notice the watch cheeky

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Results of the perlage, not bad...pas mal!

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Cotes de geneve striping. A very interesting technique with a very delicate and prscise set-up.

Many thanks to the patient and helpful Vacheron staff who guided us through the tasks without getting upset once!

Looks like a wonderful visit.
01/23/2012 - 05:37
And what a nice souvenir! I did notice the watch you were wearing. Beautiful! Thanks for letting us come along. respo
brings back great memories. Thanks Joseph :-)
01/23/2012 - 10:22
I'm jealous, you guys looked as if you had a fantastic time
01/23/2012 - 17:07
Magic moments captured and shared...
01/23/2012 - 19:20
Thank you Joseph for posting these lovely scans and the relevant interesting copy. Further confirmation that you had some very pleasant memories to take home! Regards Tony
Merci for the superb report JB!
01/23/2012 - 23:36
hope your flight was not to bad (and see you soon)
Many thanks Joseph, nice feel to the pictures,
01/24/2012 - 21:25
what a great group! See you soon. Best to all, Tim
You have very talented hands Joseph
01/24/2012 - 21:33

It's obvious you had a great time in Geneva...hope you enjoyed Paris as well yes

Thanks for some of these candid photos JB!
01/25/2012 - 09:47
It was great fun!  Just for the record:  I do speak a "little" Chinese and "never" get tired of listening to Alex!winklaughangel (Joseph, what are you doing to me? Trying to sabotage my gig on the Chinese Hour Lounge?  laughwinkdevil) It was great seeing everybody there, I'm really greatful for having the opportunity to spend more time talking with Christian Selmoni, Patrice, Berny, Martin, Gary G., and Gary H. Best Regards, Dan
Re: Thanks for some of these candid photos JB!
01/25/2012 - 16:15
(LOL) Just having a little fun, Dan! It was a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyable by all. I happy to have been able to participate. And as usually, Vacheron-Constantin was a class act all the way.
Thanks for the report, Joseph!
01/25/2012 - 22:34
Did you get to keep the anglaged & perlaged Maltese cross? It looked like yet again perfect HL get-togetheryes
Yes I did.
01/26/2012 - 03:43
Everyone got to keep their little souvenirs! It will bring back fond memories every time I look at it.
thanks jb for the report
01/27/2012 - 23:56
...I look forward to seeing you again next year!