The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge world tour continued last week in London to present the SIHH 2011 novelties to a select group of 15 guests.

It all started like this

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

So we met up here (scan courtesy of iFunky)

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

we were surprisingly greeted by a metallic Alien like creature indicating the way up

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


The dinning room was situated on the 38th floor with an amazing 360° view of London

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

(scan courtesy of iFunky)
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

A Union Jack flag designed by Vivienne Westwood decorated the wall 

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

said flag reminding me of the cover of Iron Maiden's The Trooper The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Guests started to arrive and drinks were passed around

Celine Larose Brand Manager for VC UK on the left, Sid, Anthony and John
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

John, Greg D and iFunky
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

Mo ever so elegant on the far right
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

Christian Selmoni VC Artistic Director with Celine Larose
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Nikki Thomas of UK marketing with Al
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

After greetings and spending some time walking around the top floor to admire the view it was time for this:

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

stewed duck foie gras with lentils
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

wild sea bass
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

followed by this...well whatever was left of the cheese platter
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


But obviously we were there for the watches and so the trays were passed around, the watches commented and tried on...

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

you lookin' at me?
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

Edu between Al and me obviously didn't want to have his name tag on his forehead The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

Metiers d'Art Opera de Paris & Chagall (scan courtesy of iFunky)

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

diamonds can also be a man's best friend
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

Mo hidding behind a watch!
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time (scan courtesy of iFunky)
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Cal 1120 on the Patrimony Contemporaine perpetual calendar (scan courtesy of iFunky)
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Historiques American 1921
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17


Patrimony Traditionnelle Cal 2755 and 2253
The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

Time to wrap up after a fantastic evening but as usual its the ladies who do all the work while the men just sit and watch The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17

A great thank you to Celine Larose VC Brand Manager UK and Nikki Thomas of Marketing for a perfectly organised evening of good food, wines and overall great fun The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17
Fun, fun, fun! When will we have a HL event in the US?
03/22/2011 - 20:14
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yes we shall have an HL dinner in the US once the NY boutique opens
03/23/2011 - 17:22
e
Re: The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17
03/22/2011 - 23:00
Thank you ever so much for such a great night... The quality of the watches and the sublime company made it a night to remember. The Chagall enamel watch stole the show for me! Even though the WT and as usual the 1921 always manage to give me goosebumps... Once more thanks VC for the fantastic time. Mo
Re: The Hour Lounge dinner in London on March 17
03/23/2011 - 10:42
Thanks to the VC team it was indeed a great evening. My only regret, not spending enough time looking at this Quai de l'ile Retrograde Annual Calendar WG / grey dial. Was probably focusing too much for obvious reason on the Chagall emanel!! Y
A brilliant event and thanks to Nikki and Celine for organising...
03/23/2011 - 14:48
...as well as Alex and Christian for presenting. Beautiful watches, great food, stunning location. Viva Vacheron!
Looked like a wonderful evening Alex...
03/23/2011 - 16:31
Do you have any additional photos of the Patrimony Traditionnelle calibre 2755 & 2253?  Thanks for sharing with us! Best, Mike
more photos of the cal 2755 and 2253 can be found
03/23/2011 - 17:22
Thank you Alex! (nt)
03/29/2011 - 19:10
vc