VC web site wins award

From Vacheron Constantin Press release:

At the end of 2007, Vacheron Constantin received yet another mark of distinction for the quality of its website, a Gold Award. This prize is offered within the framework of the Davey Awards, a competition in which international companies are given awards for the creativity and design of their websites. No fewer than 4,000 companies from around the world participated in 2007.

This was Vacheron Constantin’s fourth international distinction in this field. Its website is constantly evolving and among the many new features included in 2007 were the inauguration of “The Hour Lounge”, the first watch discussion forum open to the general public for those who love the brand in particular and Haute Horlogerie in general, the introduction of a mini-site for the launching of the exclusive Métiers d’Art Les Masques collection, and the launching of an on-line caretaker service for the North-American market.

In his response to this new award, Marc Guten, Vacheron Constantin’s International Director, said: “In less than two years, we have received four prizes in recognition of the excellent quality of our website. This is very gratifying as it justifies our choice of a dynamic and proactive strategy in this domain, our main challenge being to use the new technologies while preserving our image as a very traditional watch manufacturer. We had many projects this year. First and foremost, this prize is a reward for the effort and hard work put in by an entire team.

I would like to extend my personnal kudos to Isabelle Hudovernik who heads the internet related matters bacause I know the immense amount of time and energy she and her collegue Veronique Durig put not only into the institutional site but also (and mainly) in the Hour Lounge VC web site wins award

VC web site wins award

Congratulations to VC on creativity, especially on their
01/17/2008 - 13:15


Re: VC web site wins award
01/17/2008 - 13:45

A hearty congratulations to VC and all involved in their website. They certainly deserve the accolades for a wonderful site; informative, easy to navigate and beautiful to look at. The amount of hard work and creativity that goes into such a creation is really immense!


01/17/2008 - 15:17

Congratulations to the VC team, the web site is great and HL is really
01/17/2008 - 15:23

userfriendly too

Alex is the heart and soul of Hour Lounge
01/17/2008 - 19:23

Congratulations, of course, to VC's marketing brass for the success of all their Internet-based strategies BUT from out here on the world wide web, Alex is the heart and soul of the Hour Lounge.  Very big congratulations to Alex and all others behind the scenes who give this site it's wonderful flavor.

Felicitations to the whole VC web team!!!
01/17/2008 - 20:54

A big thank you to Ms Hudovernik and Ms Durig for making the HL such a special place!!!

And I have to agree with Tick-Talk, Alex is the  soul and heart  of this place

Alex my friend,
01/17/2008 - 21:11

I think VC is fully worth it,

but what would it be without YOU

AND all we other Loungers?

We are all part of the success and should be proud and don't look like this'

Hour Lounge is for me, who has been around for soon 60 years,

a tremendous story in itself,

and we,

together with VC,

should be proud of that the result is registrated !

Thanks again Alex, for your never fading fire in your heart for VC !

Thank you all my other Club friends, for making this to the utmost place in the

cyber space.

The result can only be one.

Better watches, even more beautiful and a continous evolution of the outstanding oldest,

best and most charming of all watchmakers.

Said by a man who just sent a 2 years old watch for the third time (!), for repair of a returning problem

But on my wrist I have a watch from 1948, the year I was born,

which I have worn the whole day.

All my art deco watches, 1910-1939,

except one is working, and has so done since I bought them.

Was things better in the olden times?


sorry to say.

VC is still suffering from the decline period of the 80's,

but it's only a matter of time (!), before every bit are back on place again !

I will always love Vacheron & Constantin !

Perhaps the plague is the missing &


My dear friends, your words are heart warming BUT...
01/17/2008 - 21:31

I'm nothing without you... this is team work and its thanks to your postings and dicussions which keep the forum alive and interesting and making moderating the Lounge so much fun

Congratulations to VC and to you, Alex
01/17/2008 - 21:31

you took part in this prize.


Congratulations to VC and its Web Team!!!
01/18/2008 - 00:33

It actually took quite a bit of time, and even quite a bit of criticism to get VC to improve its website/homepage.  However, especially after the 250th Anniversary, there has been a noticeable rejuvination at VC; the awakening of the sleeping giant if you will. 

Part of this is not only the new movements and product lines, but also the updating and expansion of its information distribution network.  The much-improved website and the addition of the Hour Lounge forum is a testament to VC's stronger commitment to innovation and the significant number of awards givent to VC's website is an acknowledgement of the improvements carried out by VC on this often overlooked aspect of business.

"Always do better if possible, and that is always possible!"

Keep up the good work guys!!

Best Regards,


Congratulations to VC and our beloved moderator.
01/18/2008 - 02:39

Well done.



Gentlemen you're making me blush :-) (nt)
01/18/2008 - 09:44


Alex, all the praise is well and hard earned :-) (nt)
01/18/2008 - 11:45

Keep up the good work!

Congrats VC!
01/22/2008 - 19:08

It's entirely merited!!

And congrats to all the VC team!! :)

Wow! That's great! We did all enjoy the superbe additions...
01/23/2008 - 17:08

from the screensavers to the movies, to the articles, to the everything else!!

The other stuff is good too, but it doesn't occupy my day to day like the forum does

How are you going to beat that in 2008? :-)

Now I need to go check the caretaker service for North America...