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Juan-car­los Tor­res

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Ceo of Vacheron Con­stantin Back­ground Juan-car­los Tor­res was born in 1956 in the Span­ish city of Barcelona to a Cuban mother and Cat­alo­nian fa­ther who built cus­tom cab­i­nets for a liv­ing. From an early age, Tor­res’ fa­ther im­bued him with an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for beau­ti­ful, one-of-a-kind ob­jects. In 1960 the Tor­res fam­ily moved to Geneva and and at the age of 19 Tor­res en­tered the world of horol­ogy, be­com­ing an ac­coun­tant at Camy Watch.

Jour­ney with Vacheron con­stantin Tor­res be­gan his ca­reer at Vacheron Con­stantin in 1981 as an ac­coun­tant. as he proved him­self, he was handed more man­age­rial re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and be­came a driv­ing force be­hind a num­ber of the com­pany’s key busi­ness moves. Tor­res was named Coo of Vacheron Con­stantin in 2000. In 2005—on the mai­son’s 250th an­niver­sary and af­ter 25 years serv­ing the com­pany—tor­res was given the top job as Ceo.

For­mula For suc­cess Top-qual­ity watches—both in terms of aes­thet­ics and tech­ni­cal­i­ties—ex­cel­lent ser­vice, and re­spect for clients and for the work of its ar­ti­sans are key fac­tors in Vacheron Con­stantin’s con­tin­u­ing suc­cess and pres­tige, ac­cord­ing to Tor­res. “I stay very com­mit­ted to cul­ti­vat­ing au­then­tic­ity, loy­alty and her­itage—val­ues I feel are cru­cial to the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of Vacheron Con­stantin,” says the Ceo, who looks for­ward to more years serv­ing and grow­ing the com­pany that has be­come such a big part of his life. Far left: Juan­car­los Tor­res. Left and be­low: Vacheron Con­stantin’s iconic Over­seas Chrono­graph with a blue dial

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