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Vacheron Constantin Novelties Preview Dinner 17 June in Singapore

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-06:28

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. 


 

 



 


 

This message has been edited by SJX on 2009-06-24 17:19:04

Part I: Cocktails

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-06:36

 

 



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 Cheong

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Part II: Dinner

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-06:43



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 






Part III: Dinner and watches

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-06:49

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.




































This message has been edited by SJX on 2009-06-24 20:56:42

Thanks SJX, great report

 
 By: Geo : June 29th, 2009-21:57

I love that the Americaine 1921.
What a beautiful watch that is.

GEO

Part IV: The models and watches

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-06:54






































Great pictures and report, looks like everyone really had a great time

 
 By: timerider : June 24th, 2009-10:42
and I know the food was great.  I also really enjoyed the expressions when the guests were viewing the V&C masterpieces.
Thanks a bunch,
Tim

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Wish I were there...

 
 By: patrick_y : June 24th, 2009-11:15
The models look striking. The company seems very avid about watches. The dining menu sounds like an epicurean's delight. And lastly, the watches appear to be simply amazing.

Great photos SJX!

Looks great! Wish I were there.

To clarify, photos were provided by VC

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-17:19

they are not mine. The photographer did a great job.

- SJX

Thank you SJX...

 
 By: WHL : June 24th, 2009-11:38

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.

Bill

Clarification please SJX...

 
 By: tony p : June 24th, 2009-15:15
Was the final retail price of the Americaine 20% more or 20% less than previously announced at SIHH?

Loved the photo and comment about "photographic firepower". Tropic Thunder indeed.

Cheers
Tony P

my mistake, 20% LESS.

 
 By: SJX : June 24th, 2009-16:58

Any indication of list price of 1921 in Singapore ? (nt)

 
 By: happyguy1688 : June 24th, 2009-22:16
nt

Retail in Singapore is S$39,600.

 
 By: SJX : June 25th, 2009-01:39
but retail in other countries may vary due to taxes and exchange rates.

- SJX

Price of new Patrimony Traditionelle 38 MM?

 
 By: kpk : June 25th, 2009-01:57

What will be the price of the new VC Patrimony Traditionelle 38mm with the new 4400 movement?

When will it be available in Singapore?

Patrimony Traditionnelle...

 
 By: WHL : June 25th, 2009-07:10

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.

Bill

Price difference between this and 1921.

 
 By: kpk : June 25th, 2009-22:26

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?

 

That's a question I think every buyer...

 
 By: WHL : June 26th, 2009-10:40

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. smile

I'm be interested to know which watch other forum members would choose for themselves.

 

Bill

I definitely will pick 1921 though I'll wait for pre-owned (nt)

 
 By: happyguy1688 : June 29th, 2009-11:47
nt

thanks for the report....

 
 By: MiniCooper : June 24th, 2009-19:46

it seemed to be a great event
Cheers

Great report!

 
 By: Peter  : June 25th, 2009-19:57
Thks for sharing

What we will be seeing in 2097 AD...

 
 By: MTF : June 24th, 2009-20:16

SJX and Vacheron Constantine:  Thank you for the report.

All the usual faces in Singapore in one place again.  smile

 

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? smile  smile

 

Regards,

MTF

Thanks for the great pics and report SJX! [nt]

 
 By: DRMW : June 25th, 2009-00:58
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Beautifully constructed report..............

 
 By: Topcat30093 : June 26th, 2009-05:50
Enjoyed reading about it as well as looking at the great photos.

Looks like it was a great event......

 
 By: TonyR : June 26th, 2009-19:45

Thanks for posting, I can't wait to see this years new models in person.

Tony