VC Press Release
On Feb 22 Vacheron Constantin held a held a tasting event and silent auction to celebrate the release of their U.S. Limited Edition Overseas Chronograph. The Overseas tasting event and silent auction took place during the lavish South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Sponsored by Yachting Magazine, the event was held aboard the Dream Seeker, a 140-foot Feadship Yacht at the Miami Beach Marina. Padma Lakshmi, author and host of Bravo’s hit show “Top Chef”, hosted the tasting event and silent auction.
Now in its seventh year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a national event highlighting the talents of the world’s most famous chefs, culinary experts, and wines and spirit producers. Vacheron Constantin was delighted to be a part of this year’s festivities by celebrating the newest edition to the Overseas collection and being joined by Padma Lakshmi.
A silent auction took place to culminate the Overseas tasting event led by Padma and Sotheby’s Auction House. Sotheby’s is the premier international auction house for fine art, antiques, books, jewelry and other collectible memorabilia. Vacheron Constantin auctioned serial # 1 in this limited edition of 100 U.S. Overseas Chronograph timepieces.
After an exciting evening, the timepiece was auctioned for $24,000. The proceeds were donated to CampInteractive, a non-profit organization determined to introduce the creative power of technology, and the inspiration of the outdoors, to young people in the underserved neighborhoods of American cities.
As the evening commenced, guests departed the Dream Seaker with a complimentary recipe from Padma’s cookbook, Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet., to take with them.