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My wife's sister has just gotten married to an Italian guy. They live in Rome and run a cozy little restaurant in the vicinity of the Spanish stairs. Due to the fact that families come from different countries and the guest list included pretty much international societe they decided to get married in Formentera (an isle just off Ibiza). What a great party that was (including the stag party in Ibiza - nothing like 'Hangover' but still so much funyes).

Please enjoy a few snapshots of Karolina's and Clemente's wedding.

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Check out my girls throwing rose petals at the 'novios'smiley

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A beautiful Vera Wang bridal gown, ain't it? We carried it all the way from New York to Warsaw. Part of the journey it traveled in the pilot's cockpitcoolMy little girl, Aleksandra 9 yrs old, on the left.

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Dancing the bride...

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Zosia (Sophie) 6 yrs old enjoying her ice-creamheart

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 Famous Formentera beaches...

Thanks for looking!


PS> One more postcard like scenery...

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Gorgeous scenery!
08/02/2011 - 03:37

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful event Radek.  It must be a great cameradevil.  The last of your two angels is definately a postcard!

Thanks so much, Dean!
08/02/2011 - 16:20

I wish I were able to take great pictures of watches. Then I would definitely post more scans of my VCs, toocheeky

08/02/2011 - 04:51

heartCongratulations to the newlyweds!!! heart

It been said before my friend, your 2 daughters are going to be broken heart in what will seem to you to be a very short time.  wink   Be prepared, surprise

All the Best, Dan

Don't tell me, Dan...
08/02/2011 - 16:23

Wish I could prolong arrival of that moment for as long as possible. But hey, life goes on and we all have to facilitate to new circumstances.

I love my girls immensely, more than words can say, but one day I will have to let them enjoy their freedom, also the freedom to make their own mistakes. I think we've gotten to the point where they are fuly aware I will always have their back and they feel very comfortable with it.

You are a very beautifull and photogenic family!
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My best wishes to the newly weds. Your suit and shirt are impeccable. Nice RO althought I would prefer your platinum Patrimony Contemporaine. You have to give me ideas about kids watches. My wife saw the pictures and said that your daughters look like angels. She also wants to know details about their dresses.
Thank you, George!
08/02/2011 - 16:27

Thanks for all the nice comments. Out of my entire attire I enjoyed the AP Diver the mostwink, my first ever non-VC watch.

Kids watches, you're safe with flik-flak for quite a whilewink  and the dresses were a quick purchase on Madison Ave, NYC in May. Can try to dig up the details on the retailer if you like.

How is your little flock doing?

Congratulations to the newly weds
08/02/2011 - 11:23

Wonderful event in a nice place during holidays.

Your daughters look like 2 angels who enjoyed this special day.

Thanks for sharing here with us.



Always a pleasure, Liger!
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My girls felt quite important doing their excellent petal-throwing job during the wedding ceremonyheart

there will definitely be some guys with broken hearts when your
08/02/2011 - 12:11

2 girls grow up! You have a beautiful family Radek and you don't look too shabby either cool

I like your Ibiza summer watch cheeky

What about Daddy???
08/02/2011 - 16:36

Will be broken heart, too. You do not seem to have to face that kind of a problem down the road, Alex. Lucky you! Nah... I wouldn't trade my girls for anything in this world. They're just two precious pumpkins. Still.

Anyway, as your detective eye captured it, I own the AP Diver! My very first non-VC... Funny thing is I bought it last Novemeber in Rome while Karolina was fitting some of those Vera Wang gowns. I just made a swift exit from the hotel where the whole show was taking place and went straight to a Rolex watchmaker who happened to have this one on stock as a trade-in. It was BNIB and cost me half the retail so I couldn't pass up on it. I felt obliged to wear it to the wedding as I felt the watch had some connection to the whole event. Indeed, it's a great summer piece.

Good story !
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And glad ypu have a good excuse for wearing the AP....;-) Great watch, if I may say so here.....ssssst Cheers, Mark
Mark, we're a free forum and I don't think speaking anyone's mind...
08/04/2011 - 18:29

would hurt too much. I find the AP Diver the cleanest of the whole lot of ROOs. All those limited editions are kind of annoying and ridiculous in price. This one doesn't exude the LEs sophistication and just fits my billyes

I know, just kidding....
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And I fully agree with you, also on tha AP. They can be really clean watches but also, imho, terrible mistakes... Best, Mark
These are photographs that capture the moment - perfectly!..
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Radek,  They say every picture tells a this case it's been done so convincingly. Karolina and Clemente had a wonderful day in Formentera - one that you will all remember for a very long time. Thank you for allowing us to share a few moments of the happy occasion.


Thank you for the appreciation, Tony
08/02/2011 - 16:38

It was certainly a great day for the newlyweds as well as their families.

Can you imagine they went on their 45-day round-the-world honeymoon trip straight from there...?

Lovely family !
08/02/2011 - 15:05

Congratulations !

Humble thanks, Berny!
08/02/2011 - 16:39

Wish I had all the time in the world to spend with them...

Beautiful family Radek, enjoy every moment! (nt)
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Thank you, Mike!
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They are a great pack of family and friends at the same time - a very unique experience...

Nice to see you in good shape Radek ! (nt)
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Lin, many thanks!
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How is your summer going, bud?

Has for Jospeh, work and work and work (nt)
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you lawyer people, you're a different lot. don't you ever...
08/04/2011 - 13:18

get some rest???

a lawyer is considered as resting when his
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billable hours are below 168 per week cheeky

So ist das Leben, nicht war??? ;-))) No wonder my lawyer's bills are
08/04/2011 - 18:31


Genau mein freund :-)
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Nice to see THIS post, Radek
08/03/2011 - 00:29

I feel a little connected to the story of the wedding dress.  ;-)

May I just say you have such a beautiful family!  Picture perfect! 

How wonderful you look all dressed up.  I was delighted to see THAT watch on your wrist.  It looks AWESOME on you!

Thanks for sharing the special day with us, my friend.

Warmest regards,


You definitely were in the scoop on the wedding dress, Robert!
08/03/2011 - 02:57

Family is all I value and cherish the most. Definitely the occasion kept us all in good spirits. It's good to know we exude good energyyes. But most importantly it is good to hear it first hand from friends.

About THE watch... ain't it grand? 

Fantastic!! The only thing out of place is...
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the AP on your wrist! LOL

My wife was wearing her Overseas Dual Time SS/Ti...
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does that count as a good excuse? No other summer beater in my collection except for the AP Diver...

Radek, words seems unnesscary
08/03/2011 - 02:18

So fantastic article and a wedding is  and should always be once in a life time! 

It's thr true keeper, my is 32  years old now heart

My son's wedding last year!

Thanks Radek


Thank YOU, Mats...
08/03/2011 - 03:04

Your son looks sharp in his Swedish AirForce uniformyes

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08/03/2011 - 05:58

Very lovely, Radek,

Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Wow, amazing!

I can't believe your daughters are 6 and 9 years old...already. Where did the time go??

They are definitly lovely and look not at all like you, my friend (LOL).

Just kidding. Of course they do! but I'm sure their looks come mainly from their mother smiley

You look pretty good too, in a handsome way.

All the best,


Thank you kindly, Joseph!
08/03/2011 - 11:07

Right, time flies... I wish to think that we're not getting older. Unfortunately, you see it clearly by the fast way your kids grow up...

Great photographs of an incredibly beautiful
08/03/2011 - 08:03

event.  Thanks for sharing with your Hour Lounge family. 

Best of luck to the newlyweds and all the family.


Thanks, Tim.
08/03/2011 - 11:09

Hope all is well with you. Any vacation plans on your part?

Hi Radek, actually been traveling so much this year that we are
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going to stay close to home, do some driving in the desert nights and enjoy a little Las Vegas. I might have to do a little watch shopping too!

Have some fun you lucky guy.

Best to all,


Vegas sounds exciting! Maybe you'll strike some gold there and
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be able to spend it on watches you're afterwink

What's on your radar, anyway???

Vegas is always great for a week, otherwise
08/04/2011 - 20:23

you start to get edgy from all the over stimulation! Nice problem to have, but it is an issue. I am actually very open this trip on watches, have some vintage being held for me, don't want to spoil the surprise. Will let you know what I uncover. 

Best to all,


Stupid me, but the 2 things I noticed immediately are
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1. You are not wearing a VC! laugh Nice ROO diver!

2. What a pretty daughter you have...destined to be a model! haha

Rei, those two things that caught your eye are very dear to me ;-)))
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Beautiful pictures!! Congrats to the bride and bridgroom.

Nice watch you were sporting at the wedding.

Thanks, Elau! (nt)
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Impressive indeed, thanks for sharing, really lovely. One thing: what is that chunk on your wrist ;-) best regards, Mark
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Gorgeous!  congrats to the newly wedded couple--and thanks for sharing such sunny pics!