The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Singapore 24-26 Feb Another exciting time was awaiting us in Singapore, warm weather and cool cocktails were to welcome us. 

The arrival area in the airport is quite surprising

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

We visited the new Vacheron Constantin boutique at Marina Bay Sands which is gushing with rare and amazing pieces from VC including the last Masks set, the Dragons and a special boutique edition with enamle dial

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Had some time to visit the city center

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Singapore as I had been told, is a country devoted to the pleasures of the palate and I soon found out how true that was. I don’t think I have seen so many restaurants in such a small perimeter in my life, with the oblogatory consequence of trying out as many possible eateries within the shortest time … and once lunch was had it was time to have dinner and henceforth The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Nevertheless the VC dinner was attecked with a stiff upper and the impatience of discovering a fine meal…considering that it had been at least 2 hours that I had not eaten. The VC dinner was in fact held in two seperate locations, guests arrived at the shop for welcome drinks and speaches, I had the pleasure of doing a presentation on the reasons I had started collecting VC and what made VC different to my eyes. 

We were greeted by Melissa

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


The novelties were placed in special windows

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


Christian sourounded by the amazing team from the boutique
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Candice the lovely boutique manager
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Singapore was also the opportunity to meet up with many internet oldtimers and like in HK got to finally meet Vlim whom I had been chatting on the net with for close to 10 years.

KK was also there with his charming wife on vacation in Singapore and what a better way to spend time off than talk watches ! 

Olivia from markering, Timmy Tan from Time Werk magazine, the lovely Jenny Hui PR for Singapore
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

David Heng, Head of VC Singapore and May Yee assistant PR
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Melvin and Lui Ee
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Larry Wee
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

KC on the left
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Elson and Vernon
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

KK
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


Tomcat and his charming wife Ellen
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

SJX on the right
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


Horogasm who is obvisouly happy about things The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


Peter Chong and Vlim
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


Stefano72
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

Some heavy duty watches

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


1st time I saw a 222! Sublime piece
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


An interesting photography technique The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore
The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

After half the assistance was ready to shoot me so I would end the presentation we stepped out and walked the short distance seperating the boutique to the restaurant called Cut speciallized in beef. An very modern decor with the walls lined with glass cases filled with wine bottels. Heaven certainly looks like this The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The food and wine was excellent so was the music : Led Zep, Blondie, Radiohead etc…. 


The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore


The evening ended rather late with 5-6 of us remaining over glasses of wine and tea redoing the watch world ! Yet another fantastic evening with good company 

The next day we had a few hours before catching the plane to Shanghai so enjoyed the superbe pool The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore

A big thank you to the amazing Singapore team for all a HUGE thank you to the Loungers for making it so special.
Fantastic event and presentation
03/03/2011 - 21:23
Thks for the invite, and it's my pleasure to have met you and fellow collectors. Best, Horo
HL/VC Singapore Dinner - Meant a lot to me
03/03/2011 - 23:31
It was my first formal introduction to VC, though I followed HL threads quite regularly for awhile now. It was a great pleasure meeting Alex & Horo in person. Also getting to know Christian & the wonderful VC Singapore team. Definitely one of events I'll remembered a long time to come. Many thanks again, Alex.
Beautiful watches, great company and fine food.
03/04/2011 - 05:15
Hi Alex,  It was a real pleasure to have finally met you in person. I really enjoyed the presentation that both you and Christian gave.   My sincerest thanks David, Jenny, May Yee, and the rest of the VC team for making this event such a memorable one. Cheers, Vernon
Thanks for the invite
03/04/2011 - 11:32
Had a wonderful time and great to catch up with you. - SJX
Re: The Hour Lounge goes East. Part 2 Singapore
03/04/2011 - 15:49
Thanks for the invite, Alex. It was a pleasure to meet you and to see again the Singapore VC team. I was very impressed by the beautiful VC pieces on display that evening. Thanks again, Stefano
I must have been a fool to have missed this
03/04/2011 - 17:23
I was in Singapore from Feb 14th till 17th. Completely forgot about this event! But all looks well and everybody seems happy. Congrats to VC!
that sucks, really wish you would have been there
03/04/2011 - 18:07
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Exactly! And I would have met the most handsome watch forum moderator
03/05/2011 - 04:41
in the whole internet world  and be among the Singapore's elites of horology. p.s. A secret Alex, I went to see Iron Maiden's concert in Singapore as well as to meet my broker.
my hero :-) how was the concert? I saw them about 3 years ago and
03/05/2011 - 09:12

and it was pretty wild

You?? High five!!!
03/05/2011 - 11:08
DIdn't think you were into Maiden. I have been a fan since 1982. The concert was wild, Singaporean audiences were going crazy and we sang to almost all songs! Even Bruce was very impressed. This is my 2nd Maiden concert, can't wait to see them again in the following years.
the Lounge can be surprising :-)
03/05/2011 - 12:12
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