A word from JC Torres CEO of VC on Duncan's passing away

With Duncan's passing away Vacheron Constantin just lost a dear friend and the world of watchmaking a great connoisseur.

Duncan was a Gentleman. Of those whose elegance of mind, kindness, simplicity and generosity marked all those who knew him.

I wish, along with all the collaborators of the manufacture, to address my sincerest condolences to Duncan's family, loved ones and friends.
Juan-Carlos Torres
Follow up From Christian Selmoni Head of Product Development
08/19/2009 - 13:11
Dear Loungers, I have been very affected by the disappearance of Duncan. I remember my first discussion with him, it was in Singapore - a few months after his arriving - during an event and he was - OMG! - wearing the Saint-Gervais Tourbillon. Then, we used to meet regularly in Singapore and we had the pleasure to have him visiting us in Geneva. I can recall a memorable afternoon in my office, speaking about "new watchmaking", tradition, modernity, etc... It was during the development of the Quai de l'Ile collection and Duncan's opinions have been especially relevant for me. During my travels for V&C in Asia, I used to make - almost always - a stop-over in Singapore, to visit Duncan and we had wonderful moments together, often also with Duncan's friends Larry, KC and David. Duncan and I had planned to meet next September, on my way back to Switzerland. I was already excited about spending another great moment in Singapore - talking about fine watches and (probably!) fine food. Then I received the message from David in Singapore with the terrible news. As an active member of V&C, I don't post on THL - but I love to read you all, gentlemen! - however I wanted to add a few words for Duncan. A great person, a wise friend. I will miss him enormously. Christian Selmoni
Thank you messrs Torres and Selmoni nt
08/19/2009 - 20:59