Newbie here on the Hour Lounge

I am very glad to write my very first post here on your well-known forum.

Actively Passionate for “Horlogerie” since 2005, I started to learn more and more on Watches and finally on “Haute Horlogerie”.

Then, I was regularly active on another great forum (PuristsPro) and looking for your posts on this Great Forum dedicated to Vacheron Constantin.

I discussed with Alex by pm as I was not yet owner of a Vacheron Constantin “garde-temps”.

I had also the pleasure to meet Jean-Yves and Joséphine at many times (Belles Montres, salon Les Montres, Grand Palais) where I took this wristshot with a dream for me (Les Masques “China”).

Les Masques

Then I was done. Vacheron Constantin will be definitively in my collection.

Recently, I had the great honor to meet Alexandre and the Vacheron Team and some loungers too.

Friday dec 3d, I bought my first Vacheron Constantin I was also dreaming of: The Mercator platinium with dial representing Europe/Asia/Africa.

focus on the Dial engravings


Now, I decided then to officially join your community on the Hour Lounge.

Thanks again for having shared your passion with me and all viewers of this Forum.

Thanks to Vacheron Constantin and all their team for the Passion they deliver….


I wear my new beauty with so much pleasure ;-)))))

Best regards to all of you.



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WOW Liger! What a way to start!!!
12/05/2010 - 13:51
That is a beautiful Mercator!  I hope you enjoy it, but be careful...with VCs one is often never enough, :-) I like that Masque as well, which reminds me of Tibet (where I visited a few years ago). Welcome to the Lounge and VC ownership.  I hope it gives you all the satisfaction you want from it! Best Regards, Dan
Thanks Dan
12/05/2010 - 22:55
for your wellcome on this Forum. I am very happy to be yours now, and be sure we will have many exchanges in the future. I am waiting for the 3d special novelty mentionned by Alex which be exposed on January 17th at SIHH. Best regards, Liger
Congratulations, and Welcome to the Lounge!!
12/05/2010 - 14:15
I agree with Dan.  That is certainly some way to start a VC collection (I am assuming that that awesome Mercator will not stay lonely for long).  You certainly have good taste and good luck to be able to acquire what many consider to be a grail VC watch. I hope we will be able to get not only your insights on the Mercator, but also inputs on current VCs especially those coming up at SIHH. Welcome again and I hope the Mercator brings you much happiness! Best regards, Kazumi
Thanks Kazumi for your Congratulations, and Welcome to the Lounge!!
12/05/2010 - 23:00
I am VERY VERY Happy to wear and to look at these so special hands. A new approach to read the time (some time) but I admit I have mostly a look just to admire this incredible beauty. Best regards, Liger
Re: I have mostly a look just to admire this incredible beauty
12/07/2010 - 05:17
I don't blame you. Besides, we have our cellphones and PCs to tell us the time! Kazumi
12/05/2010 - 15:09
And what a fantastic watch you got there, congratulations ! cheers Francois
Thanks François for your welcome
12/05/2010 - 23:02
I really Love this MERCATOR. "She" makes my day Best regards, Liger
Congrats Liger, & wellcome & wear it in good health (nt)
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Thanks Lin
12/06/2010 - 18:45
a pleasure to met you last week. You had also a very nice watch on your wrist.... Cheers, Liger
WOW that's a BIG start :-) Congratulations on the Mercator and
12/06/2010 - 10:32
may it time only happy moments. Good to have you with us Patrick
The start of a nice History Alex,
12/06/2010 - 13:50
like your History with that Manufacture. I loved to ear your story last week. Best regards, Liger
the problem Liger is that
12/06/2010 - 11:28
you'll now want a second VC! Fantastic watch and wear it in good health.
I know BUT what a pleasure
12/06/2010 - 13:48
to realize some dreams. Art and Horology = great moment of emotion. Thanks VC for your creations. I will follow the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin for a long time and hope my  son too. Cheers, Liger
awesome watch! what a right foot start....
12/06/2010 - 14:59
to a nice collection. I've been hunting high and low for this watch, especially yr watch. Welcome to the club.
Thanks a.1er, the hunt
12/06/2010 - 18:41
is a long search, and the catch is very exciting. You have to shoot first in the corpus Cheers, Liger
Congratulations, enjoy your beautiful Mercator to the fullest! (nt)
12/06/2010 - 18:54
Thanks Mike
12/06/2010 - 21:11
May I recommend...
12/06/2010 - 23:01

the book "Mercator, The Man Who Mapped The Planet" by Nicholas Crane as a fitting companion to your spectacular watch

Great suggestion. Christmas is coming soon
12/06/2010 - 23:23
Thanks for this complementary part of History. Do you also have a Mercator? Best regards, Liger
Done, I just find a copy of the 1st US Edition
12/07/2010 - 00:25
on internet. A good read for sure Many thanks for this advice. Liger
12/07/2010 - 08:45
Nice Mercator! And welcome to this great community! Jason
Thanks Jason for your Welcome!
12/07/2010 - 08:51
I have so much to learn about the Mercator and Manufacture Vacheron Constantin. The BEST forum to learn Cheers, Liger
Re: Newbie here on the Hour Lounge
12/07/2010 - 09:52
Welcome Liger What an amazing start to your collection. May it bring you much Joy! You'll find a wealth of knowledge and friendship on this forum. I look forward to your contributions. Gary
Thanks Gary
12/07/2010 - 10:36
I will contribute to this forum, but I know my humble knowledge in this Manufacture. Best regards, Liger
Congratulations and welcome to the Lounge Liger!
12/07/2010 - 12:52
That's a wonderful wonderful watch to start a VC collection with! I hope you are aware that it doesn't end here. Her yellow gold cousin says hi! Best regards Martin
Thanks Martin and Congratulations for your
12/07/2010 - 14:05
NICE American cousin Best regards, Liger
welcome to the Lounge, its a great place to be and congrats on the
12/07/2010 - 12:55
Thanks!! I am very pleased to join
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this GREAT community. Cheers, Liger