VC wins Best Mans Watch at the "Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve" !!


The Quai de l'Ile Date-Jour et Réserve de Marche Automatique won the Prix de la Montre Homme prize - Well done and congratulations to VC
Wonderful news!
11/14/2008 - 03:29
They should go back to the pocketwatch practice of including representations of medals won with the watch packaging.
Great News!
11/14/2008 - 04:58
And well-deserved. Congratulations Vacheron-Constantin! JB
Congratulations to VC!
11/14/2008 - 05:30
Let's hope this leads the way to marketing success as well! Cheers Kazumi
+1, Congratulations to VC! (nt)
11/14/2008 - 09:50
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"What else? " Congrats to VC !
11/14/2008 - 10:18
François
Way to go VC! Who took the calendar complication 1st prize? nt
11/14/2008 - 10:55
VC was runner up, but it went to AP for the Jules Audemars Equation of
11/14/2008 - 11:16
Time.
VC should have won both! :-)
11/14/2008 - 11:34
I really like the skeleton perpetual calendar. Nevertheless, congrats VC!
a short write up on the evening + scans
11/14/2008 - 11:06
WOW Mark, just a few hours after VC wins the award you post the results! There are some die hard fans out there The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie of Geneva each year rewards watches in different categories chosen by a jury composed of international journalists. It definately is one of the major highlights of the year for the industry and aficionados. The event took place at the Geneva Grand Theatre which was specially lit up for the occasion  Inside after a few introductory speaches from the mayor of Geneva and the hosts it was time to get to business. A little cartoon drawing on a screen above the stage announced the categories, here the Best Men's Watch Award: The two finalists were Vacheron Constantin for the Quai de l'Ile and Van Cleef & Arpels for Midnight in Paris And the winner is.....Quai de l'Ile Juan-Carlos Torres stepped on stage to recieve the award and gave an excellent speach thanking the teams at Vacheron Constantin which have made the company what it is today. The charming lady on the left is Miss Switzerland
Quick Question
11/14/2008 - 12:38

L'Aiguille d'Or, given to FP Journe, is the prize for the overall best watch. How come this watch wasn't in the finalists for best men's watch as well? Is there a list of contenders for the Aiguille d'Or, or is there one selected as the winner early in the process but only revealed at the ceremony? I guess I'm trying to understand if VC won the 2nd best prize, or if it won the equivalent of the UEFA Cup, while a group of other watches were figthing for the Champions League Cup (sorry for the football analogy...) By the way, I have to say that Miss Switzerland is more photogenic than Charlie

the Aiguilles d'Or supposedly awards a complicated and innovative
11/14/2008 - 13:14
watch, I don't know how the selection is done. Its a bit like the Cnnes film festival where you have the Gold Palm and the Jury's Special Prize.
thanks for the answer :-) (nt)
11/14/2008 - 13:32
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Great News - VC really deserves it!!!
11/14/2008 - 12:24
Thanks Mark for the news update!
Hurrah! Congratulations to VC and of course to all of us here at HL!
11/14/2008 - 14:54
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Well done VC, and congrats!
11/15/2008 - 16:27
And well deserved!