the arrival of a limited edition Quai de l'Ile Tantalum on the Lounge

Unfortunately it didn't arrive for me but Ed a Lounger who asked me to post for him as he is currently travelling.

With his permission I'm posting our email exchanges which led him to this choice.

Ed:  I wanted your advice on a Quai de L'ile please. Solid or transparent and what combo? I'm not for the annual calendar and like the simple date model. The boutique just got a solid dial titanium bezel, dial and crown with rose flanks and numbers and hands. Thoughts please?

Me:  I'm a huge Quai de l'Ile fan but prefer much more the open dial versions. The automatic date is also a great watch and I used to have an all palladium version (which I sold to get the day/date model).
To tell you the truth I'm not a fan of the models with rose flanks, I much prefer the case to be in RG or palladium with titanium flanks. The all palladium is really nice too (scan attached)

Ed:  There is one of the limited tantalum palladium models at the boutique. What is your opinion of this one? Sapphire dial. Date only

Me: Love it and if I had the funds would have got it!!!!!

Ed:  Why do you like it so much?

Me: Because it is a phenomenally gorgeous watch, its sleek, elegant, modern and the bluish tint of the tantalum is pure joy

After a few days got the following mail:

Ed:  Got myTantalum/Palladium Quai d L'ille! What a great day! WOOHOO! So beautiful. Just love it!


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Congratulations Ed!!
10/27/2011 - 14:52
That one is definately my favourite Qdl by far! Wear it in the best of health!
my all time favorite QDI! Congrats Ed
10/27/2011 - 15:48
What a beautiful piece !
10/27/2011 - 16:08
Love this QDI too Congratulations Ed ! cheers Francois
VC did a fantastic job on this one. you're a lucky man Ed :-)
10/27/2011 - 17:15
Re: the arrival of a limited edition Quai de l'Ile Tantalum on the Lounge
10/27/2011 - 18:02
Beautiful watch, Ed! Congratulations! Wear it in good health. Joseph
Bravo Ed! the simple date QDI is an iconic (nt)
10/27/2011 - 19:42
Clinical, technological, cool. I love it!
10/27/2011 - 20:11
I'm in awe...
10/27/2011 - 20:57
not just of the watch, which is fantastic, but of Alex's powers of persuasion.  If this is what he can do over email, imagine what would happen face-to-face with cigars and cognac enlightened
these are waiting for you Dean.....
10/27/2011 - 21:00
Re: these are waiting for you Dean.....
10/28/2011 - 02:57
Dean ...
10/29/2011 - 07:04
next time in Geneva or somewhere else, we should praise the holy smoke - together ;-) Oliver
I make this promess:
11/02/2011 - 14:04
This year's HL dinner will be EPIC/ LEGENDARY!!! Dean, I look forward to smoking a few of those with you... Cheers, Francois
A classic! This is my favorite combination too!
10/28/2011 - 02:50
Wear it in the best of health, with the best of times and enjoy! Tim
Congratulations, Ed. Alex was right...That is a looker! (nt)
10/28/2011 - 07:23
WOWWW! This is a super gorgeous watch!
10/28/2011 - 07:55
If only I had the money... Congrats!
Congrats Ed!
11/02/2011 - 13:57

You definitely have amazing taste!yes I love this watch on the brown strap, this is my mind the perfect combo - I'll try to get myself a brown strap to go with mine... I have to say, those are beautiful shots as well...heart Enjoy!!! Cheers, Francois