Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas

As you arrive to the manufactory

Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas


and pass through the doors you are greeted by a Polar bear

Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas


"Vacheron Constantin, the Polar Bear's choice"
Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas

the gifts are (literally) hanging in the air
Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas

but have a look 3 floors down
Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas

a lavishly decorated chrismas tree
Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas

guarded by 3 bears, mama bear seems to be a woman of taste with such an umbrella
Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas

yup VC is ready for the holiday season....
Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas
Polar Bears
12/10/2010 - 17:30
These beautiful animals may become victims to global warming, leaving only stuffed versions for us to view.  Please check out this World Wildlife Fund link: Polar Bear.  Thank goodness the VC display doesn't also feature penguins!  A certain mega softdrinks company is running their Christmas TV ads featuring huggable moments between animated polar bears and penguins, although they do not inhabit the same geography    It makes the small print on how one can contribute to saving polar bear habitat a little confusing, although penguins might be a substitute for the seals that bears can no longer hunt due to a lack of ice.  One of the most distressing videos I've ever seen was a polar bear attempting to hunt in the open ocean.  Already starving from its typical four months fasting during the summer, the bear swam for two days between ice floes and was too weak to climb out of the water.  It drown. Unwittingly, the VC display hints at possible salvation by showing brown bears together with polar bears.  Incidents of cross-breeding in the wild are increasing and a new hybrid that can survive on land might be their salvation, sort of.  Sorry for the rant but this is personal
as I tell my kids, be good to the earth we don't have a replacement
12/10/2010 - 20:22
Planet
Some photos of our last weeks patients
12/11/2010 - 00:12
From The Aegean Wildlife Hospital Paros Greece
Wow, is that a peregrine?
12/12/2010 - 21:17
Beautiful birds, all of them, but I have a special fondness for the peregrine falcon.  We have a couple of nesting pairs among the hi-rise buildings and local biologists have rigged CCTV cameras which are popular to watch over the internet during hatching season.  This spring I saw a pair of yearlings doing acrobatic manouvers while practicing their new flying skills...it was breathtaking!  OTOH, my wife occasionally finds headless pigeons on the outdoor patio of her office which are the result of peregrine fondness for bird brains
We are also ready for Christmas
12/10/2010 - 23:32
Happy Holidays Everybody
VC paraphernalia
12/11/2010 - 09:16
Very taken by the discreetly logo-ed VC umbrella in Alex's post and is that a VC loupe in Marios's?? I have a Breitling baseball cap somewhere but you guys are clearly a cut above!
magical!
12/11/2010 - 09:55
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Re: Vacheron Constantin headquarters dressed up and ready for Christmas
12/11/2010 - 15:54
Merry Christmas for all people ..& for Vacheron Constantin Team :) Very beautiful pictures Mr Alex. Thank you! With admiration, Razvan.
we are all prepared for a madhatter's christmas .....
12/13/2010 - 11:45
adorable :-) (nt)
12/13/2010 - 19:44
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