Vacheron Constantin wins the 2011 CCIG Prize
On Thursday November 3rd 2011, before an audience of over 800 people gathered in Geneva’s Palexpo Congress Centre, Vacheron Constantin CEO Juan-Carlos Torres officially accepted on behalf of all company employees the 2011 CCIG Prize awarded by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services. Officiating atthe ceremony were Pierre-François Unger, State Councillor in charge of the Department of Regional Affairs, Economy and Health; François Naef, President of the CCIG, and Jacques Jeannerat, Director of the CCIG.
For the 9th consecutive year, this prize rewarded a Geneva-based company having contributed to enhancing Geneva’s reputation by its dynamism, its open-minded spirit and its innovation. This year, the CCIG chose Vacheron Constantin for “its high degree of technological progress and innovation, the dynamism of its strategy, its active support for watchmaking training, its healthy financial governance, and its contribution to the international influence of Geneva. Vacheron Constantin embodies the beauty and complexity of the watchmaking profession, a profession where creativity, expertise and experience are indispensable.”
On this auspicious occasion, Jean-Carlos Torres commented: “It’s a great honor to be receiving today, on behalf of the personnel of Vacheron Constantin, the Prize awarded by the CCIG. […] Since 1755, ten generations of men and women have been successively perpetuating the values cherished by our founders. Thanks to them, Vacheron Constantin is constantly writing new chapters in a profoundly human adventure and represents Geneva’s horological excellence at the highest level.”
After the prize-giving ceremony, guests were able to admire Vacheron Constantin timepieces and to talk with a watchmaker and an engraver who were on hand to demonstrate their expertise.