As main sponsor of the 13th edition of the Tour du Léman, Vacheron Constantin recently welcomed the drivers of the historical cars to its head office/manufacturing plant for a short stopover during the 240km event.
The 23 driving teams enjoyed touring the office/plant and socialising with each other before resuming their drive around Lake Léman, which is on the border of Switzerland and France.
A Vacheron Constantin spokesman said the watchmaker was proud to sponsor the event.
“Like this magnificent race, Vacheron Constantin also originated on the shores of Lake Léman,” he said.
“In addition, fine carmaking and haute horlogerie as practised by Vacheron Constantin both stem from human genius and are both infused with the fundamental value of fine craftsmanship.
“And finally, Vacheron Constantin watches, like the magnificent cars in the Tour du Léman, are not only collectors’ items, but above all objects of heart-felt passion.”
The Tour du Léma was first held in Switzerland in 1898 as a ‘horseless carriage’ race but has since grown to a major event attracting classic car collectors from throughout Europe.