HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

guess this is my only chance to post this before Alex does as he is still suffering from jet-lag. HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

regret for bad photos with my phone, fault not mine, it's mr jobs !

i was surprised to see dan at the event, but not that surprised to the announcementt by christian of a brother chinese hourlounge moderated by dan . HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view) 

it was the usual novelty presentation dinner with christian presenting except for the translator, whom i believed also a serious watch collector, not translating but giving his own opinion on watches in cantonese, which was smart as most there understood christian's good english. 

this is martyr alex giving his nifty 5 mins speech introducing our lounge to save growling stomachs !
HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

the dinner was good as VC was known for being a good host. 
the finale was grand as the dessert looked like it contained a watch as a door gift within, how romantic as if a boy proposing to a girl with a ring within. but as we all know, VC does not endorse celebrities, needless to say loungers!

HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

i was also previleged to see the metiers d'art -chagall & l'opera de paris piece, it was sublime and i really appreciate the effort made by VC team to bring along such a valuable piece to show in real for the dinner, which otherwise would have been viewed through a showcase in a museum.  

here is my picks of the watches brought for real purchase , photographed by ranking as if a olympic presentation platform , with champion in the centre, right the runners-up : 

HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

we stayed till 1130pm to disband, and before i left, Alex handed me my door gift and whispered to my ear " member has its previleges, so yr goody bag has a good heft and an extra box. since u are the only lounger that posts more regularly here, there was no lucky draw, so you're the winner." dan was excluded as he had his chance at SIHH.

phew! it would be embarassing to open the gifts there and then, so i brisked to my car to open that suspicious box with a thumping heart ! 

HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

We have a member's card , have u received yours?
HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

just as i expected, the elusive, collectors item, legendary VC chocolate box !!!!
now that leaves me in a lurge, as it is an collector's item, whether to consume or not ??? and it came with precious gold dust too!

HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

finally, our godfather is also a devil, he also gave me watch porn , which my wife would strongly disagree to, in her absence in Hong Kong. 

HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)

thanks alex and VC for the wonderful evening and the new friends i met like dan , patrice, christian , sean , justin , fernando and bernard. it wouldn't be the same without u.
 
Nice report Aaron!
02/24/2011 - 11:40
Why didn't I get any watch porn (question is pointed toward you Alex, ) It was a great evening and I got to meet a lot of great watch enthusiasts.  My only regret was not getting a chance to talk in more depth with some of the other Loungers. Wishing the best for everybody that I met last night. Best Regards, Dan
you will get your watch porn in Shanghai Dan :-)
02/25/2011 - 04:57
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Re: you will get your watch porn in Shanghai Dan :-)
03/01/2011 - 15:03
How come there isn't any at the Singapore dinner?  Most likely all the guests were enjoying themselves so much, busy chatting away with fellow collectors and missed it.  A great evening it was  
Thanks for the report Aaron
02/24/2011 - 11:48
Looking forward to the Singapore event. - SJX
how is the size of the world time? looked like a fun party
02/24/2011 - 11:54
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the WT is 42mm if I recall correctly
02/24/2011 - 12:13
It's a little larger than I like (with my thin wrist, I don't really like watches over 40mm). But with all 37 timezones on the outer part of the dial, I think it would be more difficult to read if the watch was smaller.  Considering that so much is going on with this WT, I think it's actually quite legible - making it more beautiful to me. Best Regards, Dan
Looks like a great time!
02/24/2011 - 17:34
Everyone should experience the Christian and Alex Show .  Go easy on Mr. Jobs, Aaron - he's not feeling too well right now .  Great to hear that Dan's forum news is "out there"...please fill us in on the details when you get a chance Dan.  BTW, is that lady wearing a watch in the last picture...I didn't notice .
Looks like fun!
02/24/2011 - 18:54
Thanks for sharing about the event! If there's ever a US HL dinner, i hope to be there.
Re: HL dinner in HK ( contains material only adults above 18 may view)
02/24/2011 - 20:26
Sounds like a fantastic time Aaron. Thanks for the report. By the way, the peignoir in the photo with that fantastic lace trim is exquisite. Check out the brand.  You should get one for your lovely wife. She would thank you immensely. Then you can get het the watch too! (LOL) Regards, Joseph
Aaron now that is an unusual report ;-) was fantastic meeting you
02/25/2011 - 04:55
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