Last week, Vacheron Constantin and retailer Cortina Watch held a dinner to showcase the SIHH 2009 collection, including the much awaited Americaine 1921. The venue was Mimolette, a French restaurant located near the former Singapore Turf Club; the meal was good.
Kudos to the VC team here in Singapore, especially May Yee, for the enjoyable evening.
All photos courtesy of Vacheron Constantin.
Ang Teck Meng and Jeffrey Sim
Vernon Lim, Stefano and Zach Toh
David Heng of Vacheron Constantin, Jim Seah and Peter Chong
Jeremy Lim of Cortina Watch, Jim Seah, Darren and Dana CheongThis message has been edited by SJX on 2009-06-24 06:44:01
Jeremy Lim of Cortina giving a pre-dinner speech
followed by David Heng of VC
The evening's entertainment was by a wonderful jazz band
And as is becoming increasingly common, massive photograph firepower at watch events.
Above left: Chion May Yee of VC
These need little explanation. The Americaine 1921 attracted a lot of interest naturally.
Also interesting was the fact that the list price of the Americaine 1921 was about 20% less than initially indicated during SIHH.
they are not mine. The photographer did a great job.
It looks like a good time was had by all. The American 1921 looks like it was a big hit with the croud there. VC has a really great selection of time only watches right now between the American 1921, the Chronometer Royal 1907, and the various Patrimony models, both automatic and manual winding.
What will be the price of the new VC Patrimony Traditionelle 38mm with the new 4400 movement?
When will it be available in Singapore?
The MSRP in USD for the Patrimony Traditionnelle will be $14,400. I was told to expect them in the US starting in August. Please contact your Singapore dealer for local pricing and availability.
Do you think the price difference between the Traditionelle and 1921 is justified? They both have the same movement. I know the 1921 has more gold
and perhaps the movement is reworked to tell the time diagnonally, but does the "iconic" element of the piece justify a almost double increase in price?
will have to answer for himself. Nothing special is done to the 4400 in the American 1921, so it really is an apples to apples comparison as far as movements are concerned between the 1921 and the Patrimony Traditionnelle.
If I like two watches equally well I usually buy the cheaper one. While I'm not in the market right now for such a watch, I can easily see myself buying the American 1921 rather than the Patrimony. I like it THAT MUCH MORE.
I'm be interested to know which watch other forum members would choose for themselves.
SJX and Vacheron Constantine: Thank you for the report.
All the usual faces in Singapore in one place again.
The 1920s theme was evident, in keeping with the star attraction - Americaine 1921 - very cool.
Also good that the recession theme of the late 1920s - early 1930s was also reproduced in the reduced pricing of the watch.
I wonder what watches will be "reproduced' in 2097 to reflect our 2009 style? That is the same 88 year gap between 1921 and today.....
hmmmm...if we like the Americaine 1921 in 2009, will it be re-editioned in 2097?