500th post that is... Hello fellow Loungers, It is good to be back after a short vacation to Manila (where Gilbert has bought the last interesting piece from the local AD) and catching up with the tons of work that piled up since then. I am still enjoying my Contemporaine boutique edition on weekdays (other watches still kept elsewhere since my trip). Relax guys...I am not actually wearing that shirt today.
I will probably never be able to get one of those TTGE (Colombus?) in Alex's great report on alternative watch displays (muchas gracias, Jefe!), but whenever I look at this watch, I see the faces of Alex, Radek, LN, JB, JL, Francois, and the rest of the friends and VC staff I met during the VC SIHH event last April (I am glad their faces are not actually enamelled onto the dial though). A belated congratulation to Radek on the acquisition of your Malte Chrono EP. If you ever tire of No. 7, please give me a call. Work and family life has certainly been getting busier and busier since my first post in the Lounge, so it took longer and longer for me to even reach the 500th mark. Still, the Hour Lounge has opened so many windows for me and I am glad that Alex invited me to join at the onset of the project. My posts may become sporadic at times but I still look forward to posting my next 500!! Happy weekend to all! Kazumi