Mar 29th 2018 by ilikeoldgaming • 16 Questions • 65 Points
My short bio: Hello Reddit! My name is Christian Selmoni, Style and Heritage Director at Vacheron Constantin.
I know that the r/Watches subreddit is pretty active, so feel free to ask me anything!
My proof: https://imgur.com/arG4vTz
UPDATE : This session is now coming to an end, I had a lot of fun answering your questions. I will comeback next week and answer any questions I might have missed, thanks again for your enthusiasm! Christian
What would you say to naysayers like myself who worry the Fiftysix line endangers the luxury status of such a storied heritage brand? Thank you for reaching out.
Good question as well. The design of the Fiftysix collection is directly inherited from our Heritage (ref 6073) and the level of care that has been put into the development of this line has been the same as in any of our products. Just take a look at the finishing of the product to have an idea!
Really? Can I meet you if I come in Geneva... I am planning a trip to Geneva :)
Sure! You can send me a DM on Instagram!
In your opinion, what are the main challenges for Vacheron Constantin today ?
In my opinion, it would be maintaining a coherent stylistic signature across all of our collections while still keeping a very high level of execution in craftsmanship. Another important challenge is to maintain and transmit our know-how inherited from 263 years of non stop history!
First off, thank you for doing this Christian! This forward thinking approach to reach out to end customers is much appreciated.
As an Overseas owner and life long fan, how can I get my hands on that beautiful Montblanc Vacheron Constantin backpack??? 😇🙏
This backpack was created in 2016 when we did the relaunch of Overseas during SIHH, my advice would be to look on eBay but good luck with that!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to create their watch brand?
The product (and its design) is maybe the most important aspect in my opinion. I would also consider exploring the new distribution channels such as ecommerce and above all a lot of passion and perseverance. Good luck and show us what you come up with!