SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

For the 5th year a group of Loungers gathered for our annual SIHH The Hour Lounge event at the Maison Vacheron Constantin in Geneva

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

the guests arrived and cocktails were served
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

a video on collectors and their relationship with VC was filmed (soon available on The Hour Club)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

The "Dream Team" Benjamin Boulley on the left and Veronique Briand on the right from the Events Department to whom we owned the fantastic organisation (Berny in the middle)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

Dan Shao, Martin (aka 1907) and Patrick (aka Liger)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

GaryG and AlbertoS (the very 1st poster on HL!)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together


Richard, Bill (aka WHL) looking good with a tie and Dan
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

Gary (aka Hewittgar)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

Guillaume (aka GF) and Joseph (aka JB)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

Lin (aka LN) and Francois (aka Veillotron)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together


after spending some time at the exhibition area where "Creative forms" exhibition was held we headed for dinner
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together


before starting famed photographer denis Hayoun made a presentation on a project I have been working with him (more on this soon...)
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

an all truffle menu
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

watches were unstrapped, passed around and discussed (thats what WIS do :-) )

Christian Selmoni, Vacheron Constantin's Artistic Director
SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together

All in all it was a fantastic event, thank you to all the Loungers who made it happenheart

SIHH 2012 The Hour Lounge get together
This is my favorite SIHH 2012 post
01/26/2012 - 15:37
Good to match some additional faces to THL names.  You guys look like you were having an awesome time.  Best, respo
Memories are still vivid from last year
01/26/2012 - 16:26
Indeed this is a very meaningful gathering and a great honor to meet fellow Loungers and VC staff heart.  Love the last photo Alex, fine food, wine, cigars and great company is heaven on earth! 
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01/26/2012 - 23:07

Thank you Alex for the super scans. Good to see fellow Loungers enjoying the hospitality. Clearly, a very successful get-together on this auspicious occasion. Tony

Brings back VERY good memories...
01/27/2012 - 18:50
Thanks Alex. The last picture is MONEY.yes
No hats this year? Looks like you all had a blast!
01/29/2012 - 06:59
Counting down the days to next year and seeing the beauties fresh from the manufacture, it just doesn't get any better than this... Best to all the Loungers, Tim
I believe Gary G. actually brought his hat back to Geneva...
01/29/2012 - 23:49
but left it in his hotel room, blush.  BR, Dan