My first love with Vacheron....

Warmest greetings to everyone here at the Hour Lounge, 

Just my first humble post in the Hour Lounge to share my excitement and pleasure to be part of the Vacheron family! Have just took ownership of my very first Vacheron timepiece, the Overseas Chronograph Limited Edition Ref 49150/000W-9015 with the yellow hands. My first exposure to Vacheron started when I wanted to find a brand which was exclusive and subtle, yet classy and with the highest watch-making standards. When I discovered Vacheron, I was deeply intrigued by its rich history and the highest level of watchmaking standards that the company upheld continuously for the last 260 years. Being a more sporty individual in life, I was naturally attracted to the Overseas models of Vacheron. Indeed, the very first piece that caught my eye when I entered one of the boutiques of Singapore was the Overseas Perpetual Calendar, and the presence of the striking bright yellow hands that stood out vividly against the titanium grey dial. It was such a beauty! (And so was the pricey tag...) It was not too long later when Vacheron announced the availability of the Overseas Chronograph that has the option of the yellow or the red hands. At that moment, it was instinctively clear to me that I must have that timepiece in my current collection. And then, it was sealed...I had to have it. It was a memorable milestone for me to hold the piece that tugged my heartstrings on the 31 Oct 2015, and I was part of the Vacheron family since. The overall Vacheron experience has been wonderful, I must say. Apart from me, my whole family has also been part of this engaging Vacheron experience. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the watch-making session that was organised very well, leaving the workshop with fond and beautiful memories of the Vacheron experience. Finally, this has to be the topping of the cake when I was invited with other very knowledgeable members of the Vacheron family to a rare opportunity to meet Alex who was in Singapore for an event. Well, I mean, what else can I ask for being a part of this family? I do apologise for such a long-winded post, but I thought it would be great to pen my thoughts on being part of this exclusive yet inclusive family that loves the this brand called Vacheron Constantin. Salut! Wear your Vacheron in good health!


My first love with Vacheron....My first love with Vacheron....

Re: My first love with Vacheron....
11/19/2015 - 17:16

Welcome to THL Benjamin. I must say you have  selected a beautiful time piece to start off your VC collection. The finish of VC movement, case, bracelet etc are one of the finest.  As you go along it gets tough to choose  the next one as VC has soo many  beautiful pieces to offer ! smileyMeeting Alex is always a pleasure and as you observed  I agree VC does  organise all its events very well.yes Do post some more pictures of your beautiful watch !



Re: My first love with Vacheron....
11/19/2015 - 18:50

Congratulations, Benjamin.

A great choice! Wear it in excellent health.

But you can't have just one smiley


Welcome to THL Benjamin!
11/20/2015 - 04:17

I loved the mustard hands and grey dial when I first saw the OS Perpetual Calendar as well!  And we have another thing in common, I saw it a few years ago when Alex was wearing it on his wrist...he is a BAD, BAD influence! cheeky

Your watch looks great on your wrist, and sharing a glass of wine with Alex is always a good time!

Congratulations...and you know this will probably not be your last VC, right?

Best Regards, Dan

Congrats...great choice. Your particular OS is a great choice. Acquiring
11/20/2015 - 05:25

a VC is much more than buying a watch. It is membership into a whole new world of Wonderful People, Friends, and Bad Influences...smileysmileysmiley

Before long you will want your next VC. And VC is on a roll these past years with incredible designs and movements merged together.



good to have you with us and did I tell you that
11/21/2015 - 22:37

I just loooooooovvvvveee your watch?

Welcome to the Lounge, Benjamin
11/23/2015 - 22:14

You have indeed chosen a great and distinctive Overseas, with which to start your collection.  You will find, as others have implied, that it is difficult to stop at one.  Indeed, the Overseas has been the appetizer for many of us here who have gone on to have many more courses to our Vacheron meals!  Where it in the best of health.  Look forward to seeing more pictures of it here - and maybe even of another VC in the future.   

welcome to the lounge Benjamin!
11/28/2015 - 06:41

It was great to meet you and Alex that evening too :)

your LE overseas Chrono is gorgeous! Enjoy in the best of health my friend :)