Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Executive dining room where Vacheron treated us a fabulous luncheon ( I could get used to this!)

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

I had the honour of sitting next to Mme Veronique Briand a most lovely, charming and gracious person, oh and did I mention knowledgeable...
She really put the whole visit into a more personal perspective...that it is the dedicated people on all levels who design and produce these horological works of art.

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Orchids, orchids everywhere...

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Oops...took a few bites out before remembering to take a photo.Lavender ice-cream, anyone? Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Monsieur Dominique Bernaz, our host, welcoming the group to Vacheron-Constantin... un vrai gentleman, bien eleve, courtois, galant et distingue. (comme Alex, n'est-ce pas??) Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

We say adieu and its off to the Boutique...

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

La Boutique. The older building to the right with the bell tower, I believe was the origial domicile for VC.

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Boutique windows with some mouth-watering models accompanied by matching cuff-links

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

A fascinating exhibition of watch keys was on display at the time of our visit.

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

The proverbial "goody bags under the watchful eyes of Monsieur Bull

Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

I also just wanted to take a moment to thank all those at Vacheron, Messrs Bernaz et Bull and Mme Briand as well as the many others whom I met and with whom I spoke; especially those who were kind enough to pause in their work (some of whom  are shown in Part 1), to explain what they were doing. They were also patient enough to put up with my less-than-perfect French Visit to Vacheron Constantin, PART TWO

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I have to admit that the
07/23/2007 - 18:06

folks at  are really nice guys, always willing to recieve you with open arms. So if any Lounger is in Geneva don't hesitate to drop in the Maison or the manufactory.

Re: Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I have to admit that t
07/23/2007 - 21:30

I should add that Rudolf Bull who is semi-retired, came in at the last minute to lead our group when the person originally scheduled to do so broke a leg (or was it an arm).

Rudolf Bull is extremely knowledgeable and willing shared his vast experience with us. He also has a great sense of humour!

He made the tour extremely enjoyable.

Joseph

that staircase is fascinating!! Really curious what was in those...
07/23/2007 - 18:21

goody bags?

Re: that staircase is fascinating!! Really curious what was in those..
07/23/2007 - 18:41

Its a secret!

Just kidding.

Assorted VC stuff

Regards,

Joseph

Where does I apply to work for VC? :-)
07/23/2007 - 19:15

...thanks for this very very nice report JB.

Happy man...
07/24/2007 - 18:05

Great day, isn't it ?

The welcome, the kindness of people is something you do not forget when you go there.

Thank you for sharing.

Deniz