It as great to meet Alex and Dan again this Weds at W&W in HK.
Also very nice to meet new friends and fellow VC collectors including Henry, William, Thomas, Beran and Aaron. Always nice to make new friends from different parts of the world! :)
Here are some pics I took during our morning presentation at the VC booth, hosted by Alex and Dan.
You can see some of the beautiful new slate grey dial watches from the Patrimony series, the new Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine (Henry your RG version is also very nice!), some of the open worked watches launched in SIHH 2014 (with enamel at the outer part of the dial - the blue enamel version is my fav!), the new Nature enamel art pieces (the crane has that nice blue enamel and the mountain goats as some wood in the dial making the dial look "alive").
We were also lucky to see the piece unique Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica!! It was already sold and we could only see it for a few mins! This watch has 15 complications including a min repeater, tourbillon, equation of time, QP, sunrise and sunset times, PR, etc! No trying as it was all wrapped for the lucky owner. Sorry my camera was giving me troubles then so the pics are not great :(
Another super watch we saw was the Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 L’empreinte du dragon! Featuring several complications as well including a Tourbillon, QP, equation of time. etc. A master engraver from VC skilfully creates this masterpiece of a case, with an extremely meticulous dragon scale motif.
We were also very lucky that morning that Mr Juan-Carlos Torres stepped into our room to meet us for awhile and he was wearing the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731. Alex was tempted not to return it to him! :)
Some beautiful pieces for the ladies were also featured in W&W 2014. Amongst our group of collector friends, 2 of them have spouses who buy the VCs!
VC is wise to offer something for the ladies definitely! I also feel RG is perfect especially for Asian ladies with our skin tone and love for a bit of bling. Well done VC on these pieces. They are not the super watches but they are important to make our other halves happy!
Finally, kpk PMed me about this. There was also the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve in RG, aka the China edition. I understand it will be sold exclusively in China first. I think it will be very popular as some of us Chinese do prefer the warmth of RG than Platinum for more warmth.
Some pics on the delicious VC chocs and the presentation room we were in, as well as some of the exhibits at the booth. I was especially fascinated by the enamel dials done by VC. Love the colors and depth of VC's enamel dials.
We also had an Hour Club dinner that evening and I hope to do another sharing on that. It was a fun night with some other friends including David and Alberto! :)