Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Dear fellow loungers,
 
I just returned from a study week in Beijing (Tsing Hua SEM for those who know) followed by a week of holiday in Beijing and Hong Kong, 2 cities I know quite well and enjoy a lot !
 
After some hesitations on the important “watch selection question” I finally decided to choose my trusty Overseas over my Fifty Fathoms. The Overseas is really ideal for this type of travel because it is much more versatile than the 45mm Blancpain (even if both are amagnetic and come with synthetic / rubber straps, which were my two key criterions because of the airport controls and possibly humid weather).

The Overseas is sufficiently refined for business meetings and official dinners (for the record it allowed me to spend 20 min discussing watchmaking with a large State Owned Enterprise VP who was wearing a beautiful Patrimony).

It is also sufficiently sporty for a hike on the Great Wall or a walk in a remote Hutong: it is very "stealth" and does not attract any attention.
 
Here is a small (in no particular order) “carnet de voyage” with some watch pictures in order to avoid a total OT (all pictures were shot with a Fuji X-100 + Lightroom post processing).

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire

Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire



Regards,

Sebastien
Superb Sebastian!
11/11/2012 - 21:14
You set the bar very high for VC travelogues smiley.  Wonderful photos, very artistic in both color and B&W...are you a professional photographer?  Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together for us, and especially for showing that awesome Overseas "in the wild".  Question if I may, what does the grafitti say in that one picture?  Also, why is there a large crowd in that picture that looks like a park?
Seb not only you have good taste in watches but your photos are
11/11/2012 - 21:28
Nothing short of spectacular!
Re: Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire
11/11/2012 - 21:37
Wonderful photos. Thank you for posting.
Re: Going Over the Seas: Middle Empire
11/12/2012 - 00:18
Thanks for some lovely photography and of course a beautiful watch - same colour scheme as my Dual Time which is by far my favourite. That third last photo makes me nervous of a freaky gust of wind arriving wink
Great Photos of Bejing, Hong Kong and The Great Wall
11/12/2012 - 01:33
Love seeing the well traveled watch.  Thanks!
Great Shots, let me know when you come through Beijing again.
11/12/2012 - 06:24
And that goes for all Loungers, if you come to Beijing or Shanghai, drop me a message!  BR, Dan
Fabulous Photography, Seb...
11/12/2012 - 13:57
What a coincidence, your post was made right after my comparison on VC OS automatic and AP Diver. Yours excels mine by a mile and I really think you have done a great job with the pictures. Also, you must have truly enjoyed yourself. What a ride! I am green with envy over your travels.
Thanks for this superb trip
11/12/2012 - 14:23
with few (and nice) photos, what a suspended moment.
It ain't what you do (It's the way that you do it!)...
11/12/2012 - 15:39
Sebastien, You have brought together, very successfully, four important components; a FujiX-100 camera, fabulous locations, a creative eye and a beautiful VC Overseas.yes Your presentation captures a balance that makes the journey both interesting and engaging. The Overseas has an understated presence which reflects the close relationship and respect you have for each other! Sharing is half-the-pleasure  -  well done! Tony
Excellent photography Sebastien
11/12/2012 - 16:39
Shots 2 through 5, as well as the foggy China Wall shot, are my favourites...  I agree 100% with you, the VC OS is so versatile and 'stealth'... Thanks for posting Francois
Great shots!
11/12/2012 - 20:15
You captured many aspects of the areas you visited. Nice watch too! cheeky Regards, Joseph
those photos are pure art!
11/13/2012 - 10:12
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