I saw Alex whilst at SalonQP and he menioned that he received a comment on my article.
Thank you for mentioning my article on The Hour Lounge. I am very flattered that you read my article.
Life is too short to write about things you don't like, I prefer to write about watches which engage with me in some way. However, there may be the odd aspect where I think a product could be enhanced. For example, I have a fetish for finissage and get frustrated when some watches hide their inner beauty with a solid caseback, hence I sometimes pass comment on this. I often remark I like to see a lady in a glamorous dress, but nothing beats seeing her in lingerie.
When I recently visited the Manufacture, I saw many watches which I wanted to take home, but alas my finite budget restricts me from doing so. Yet, my admiration for the Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 is profound.I cannot think of many watches which have grabbed me so wholeheartedly and made me literally want to cry. Why? Well, in the small area reserved for Grand Complications there are a select few who can actually work on a Calibre 2755. These guys are my heros. They do not breathe the same air as me. I could never possess the skill or the pscyhological temperament to do what they do. Whilst I have met many Brand Ambassadors in my work and interviewed many famous faces from golf and motorsport, my idols are the artisans who frequent the world of haute horology.
I understand your suspicion that VC had written the article, but if you are ever been in the position to hold this watch, you may well feel the love I have for the Calibre 2755. I can think of only a few watches which have engendered such a strong reaction from me.
I also to have mention that I recently met another one of my idols recently, Anita Porchet, who works for VC, Piaget et al.
Her work is simply stunning. If you get the chance to see her Metiers d" Art Chagall et l'Opera de Paris piece you will see why I worship her. I have not yet written about this work but don't be surprised if I am gushing again. I am 6ft 4 inches tall and Anita is very petite, yet when I was introduced to her I was absolutely star struck, blushing like a teenager. Anita can spend two and a half months working on one dial. The detail is incredible. Her enamelling is amazing because it has a depth not found on cheaper forms of enamelling.
In 2013, I launch ESCAPEMENT.TV which will feature watch reviews in video form where I show a watch I love and explain why. I just hope I don't get too emotional when talking about VC and you see a grown my cry.
Thanks Edu for taking the time to write.
Finally my domain name is ESCAPEMENT.UK.COM.