2008 – Vacheron Consantin wins the “Men’s Watch” category prize
The Quai de l’Ile watch from Vacheron Constantin wins the “Men’s Watch” category at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva 2008
On Thursday 13th November 2008, Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, received the Jury Prize in the “Men’s Watch” category for its new model the Quai de l’Ile Day-Date & Power Reserve Self-winding.
The award was made in front of an audience of 2000 people at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva. In his reception speech on behalf of the brand, Juan-Carlos Torres said: “By its decision to give first prize for the Men’s Watch to Vacheron Constantin for its Quai de l’Ile, the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva has rewarded and honoured the brand’s innovative and pioneering spirit, a spirit that is still intact after 250 years of accumulated savoir-faire.
I thank the jury for its decision and would like to share this prize with all our colleagues at Vacheron Constantin. All of them, at every level, have given their vital support to this unifying project and have taken up the ambitious challenge to present this new collection of watches that are personalised in accordance with our clients’ wishes.”
The new Quai de l’Ile line from the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture introduces a unique dimension in the world of Haute Horlogerie.
It is thanks to the case and its remarkable seven-piece middle that this resolutely contemporary watch can be personalized. Other innovative features include a dial incorporating a whole range of horological and Security Printing technologies, a choice between two self-winding mechanical movements stamped with the Geneva Hallmark and designed and developed by Vacheron Constantin, and accessories comprising a box, a passport, a USB key and multimedia elements. Breaking new ground in the world of watchmaking, this product combines cutting-edge technologies with the finest horological expertise to provide personalization, security, service, fine workmanship and savoir-faire.
- Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, receiving the « Men’s Watch » category prize from Miss Romandy