Report on The Hour Lounge dinner in Singapore

Last month Alexandre Ghotbi, community manager at Vacheron Constantin and better known as alex in this parts (the famous Don Corleone avatar), was in Singapore for The Hour Lounge dinner. The evening began at the Vacheron Constantin boutique at the Marina Bay Sands casino and resort - photos are in Part I of this report.

NB: You will notice I have artfully blurred images of the watch on Alex's wrist. It will be officially unveiled later this year.


All images courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

Report on The Hour Lounge dinner in Singapore

Report on The Hour Lounge dinner in Singapore
Part I: Cocktails
03/17/2011 - 13:03
Guests were plied with alcohol and food to prepare them for the talk by Alex and Christian Selmoni, Artistic Director of VC.  :-) - SJX Our hosts for the evening: Christian Selmoni, Julian Tornare and Alex Ghotbi
Part II: An insightful talk
03/17/2011 - 13:07
One of the highlights of the evening was the talk by the tag team of Alex and Christian. They touched on a variety of subjects in a lively manner with enough detail to keep even seasoned collectors interested. One of the hightlights of the talk was the walkthrough watches with alternative time displays from VC, including the famous but rarely seen Sputnik watch and the iconic Mercator. - SJX
Part III: Dinner
03/17/2011 - 13:10
Dinner was at Cut, a steakhouse that is part of Wolfgang Puck's culinary empire. I was fortunate enough to have dined there on several occasions and so was looking forward to the excellent food. Once again I was not disappointed - food, wine and service were excellent. Morton's was previously the best steakhouse in Singapore in my opinion, now Cut takes that title. It is slightly better than Morton's in being a bit more refined and polished round the edges. It was a truly enjoyable evening for all in attendance. Many thanks to Alex, Christian and Julian for the wonderful event. - SJX
VC and HL sure know how to throw a party! wondering why Alex's watch
03/17/2011 - 15:20
Has been blurred out?
It is a big secret
03/17/2011 - 18:25
If I didn't blur the watch out Alex would blur me out. :-) - SJX
Great report SJX, looks like a wonderful time...
03/17/2011 - 17:24
I am also wondering why Alex's OS was blurred out? Is this a new version of the OS Alex? Best , Mike
Must be the infamous Overseas QP Chronograph Boutique...
03/17/2011 - 17:43
At SIHH Alex mentioned it was in the works and would be announced and launched later this year. I'm dying to see it!!! Please, Alex ;-)
Re: Report on The Hour Lounge dinner in Singapore
03/17/2011 - 19:47
Thanks SJX for the report. It was a great event.
Thanks SJX
03/17/2011 - 23:34
What is wearing Mr Selmoni? A QDI in Rosegold?
Malte tourbillon in rose gold. [nt]
03/18/2011 - 07:04
THX [nt]
03/18/2011 - 13:38
brings back great memories! Thanks for the great write up SJX
03/18/2011 - 21:38
Thanks for sharing :-) nt
03/18/2011 - 22:41