Vacheron Constantin on the cover of WatchTime's April issue with 2

fantastic articles.

Vacheron Constantin on the cover of WatchTime's April issue with 2

Now it's you who gets it before me !
03/05/2008 - 14:18

I wonder what distrubion channels WatcTime has

It were more fun when I got it before you

Anyhow, I have a feeling of,

that Joe Thompson's heart beats a little extra for VC


And you're surprised!!
03/05/2008 - 19:56

I live in the bloody US of A and I still haven't received mine yet!!!!!! Arrgh. Bloody post.

03/05/2008 - 14:51 you know if the articles might show up in the Press corner? (yes, I am too cheap to subscribe)

ahhh you City kids...
03/05/2008 - 16:01

keep an eye open on Press Corner, it should be there soon!

Hey Alex,
03/05/2008 - 17:06

shouldn't we take a little charge, for those City kids,

who apparentley are visiting exclusive shops, resturants

and buy gold VC's, but not even subscribes to watch magazines ?


See that's the problem, Doc
03/05/2008 - 17:24

my whole budget went into the watch, I can now only afford to eat Chef Boyardees' beefarronni...

I gotta organise a Hour Lounge dinner in London so you can
03/05/2008 - 19:00

eat properly...not that eat properly and London are two words that go well together

Re: I gotta organise a Hour Lounge dinner in London so you can
03/05/2008 - 19:51

Hey! Are you insulting my town? If so, it's gonna get ugly...

Maybe this is not the best place to discuss - but I have heard this a few time (and from French people, would you believe it!), apparently London is better served than Paris and New York in terms of high-end restaurants... although the bill won't come cheap... What sucks in London re food is that mid-range restaurants are way too expensive (much more than their equivalent in NYC or Paris...)

Having said that, I am all for a nice dinner in London to talk about VC...

03/05/2008 - 22:44

2008 number of 3 stars Michelin Guide restaurants:

Paris: 10

New York: 3

London: 1

50 Best Restaurants in the World 2005: (only London, Paris, New York)

London: 11

Paris: 6

New York: 6

(and yes, the top 4 restaurants are in neither of those three cities) 5. Gordon Ramsay, London, Britain 6. Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France 7. Per Se, New York, New York 8. Tom Aikens, London, Britain 9. Jean Georges, New York, New York 10. St John, London, Britain 15. Gramercy Tavern, New York, New York 16. Guy Savoy, Paris, France 17. Alain Ducasse, Paris, France 18. Sketch (Gallery), London, Britain 20. Nobu, London, Britain 24. Le Meurice, Paris, France 26. Arpege, Paris, France 27. The Connaught, London, Britain 29. Le Cinq, Paris, France 30. Hakkasan, London, Britain 32. Masa, New York, New York 34. WD50, New York, New York 36. Spice Market, New York, New York 41. The Wolseley, London, Britain 43. Yauatcha, London, Britain 44. The Ivy, London, Britain 47. Le Gavroche, London, Britain

Re: Rankings!!
03/06/2008 - 15:40

Thanks Nico for the list!

It is funny how Paris has 10 3-Michelin stars restaurants, but only 6 out of the world's 50 restaurants...

Re: Re: Rankings!!
03/06/2008 - 19:19

Well, guess what... The 50 best restaurants in the world is a survey conducted by a British magazine (a survey of chefs and other such people I think). And it looks like the emphasis was very British-centric (according to the critics) and very much also on strange modern foods (molecular foods or just plain crazy things (like "mammoth beef jerky with giraffe droppings" ice-cream - well I made that up but it is not far from the actual things)).

And the Michelin Guide has always been criticized for focusing too much on traditional cooking and also more on good French cuisine rather than other types of cuisine (in my opinion if a cuisine is bad then it is bad, that's all; who has heard of great Dutch cuisine for example?).

So there you go. I am sure if the americans come up with their own ranking, they will have a majority of US restaurants since they might consider that a simple great steak is great traditional american cuisine for example. I don't know.

So we will never know. I think we should get the HL forum to pay for each of us to sample great restaurants in our neighbouring towns and villages and report back.

London my favourite town !
03/05/2008 - 21:17

Alex you fix it, and I'll come

WOW !!

Several years since I was in London last,

love that "dirty old town", of my whole heart!

BTW, my wife and I were engaged in a cab, nr 2727, in may 1978,

on the way to our dinner at Café Royal

One year later we were married and so we still are !

Think of living with me for 30 years (!), it can't have been easy,

but she delivered a very handsome boy and the most sweet girl,

so I am her always thankful

Doc               the romantic..........

I used to live there! (nt)
03/06/2008 - 12:11


It would be great if you could indeed come to London Doc!
03/06/2008 - 15:42

Alex, now you MUST organize this dinner (by the way, if you need any "local help", I am more than happy to provide it...)

I need to convince VC to budget a dinner at The Fat Duck :-) (nt)
03/06/2008 - 17:12


If you can acheive that, you'll become my new best friend :-)
03/07/2008 - 12:09

The Fat Duck is one of the place I've never been too, and would loooove to go...

that's incentive enough :-) (nt)
03/07/2008 - 16:31


You are too kind Sir,
03/05/2008 - 17:22

thank you for taking pity on us poor City kids!

Thanks! Where I'm sitting, there's not much choice...
03/05/2008 - 18:02

I would love to subscribe but aside from the price of the magazine itself, shipping to Japan makes the price too expensive (for a poor city kid like myself).  Plus, I wouldn't know what to do with an issue without a VC feature in it.

I am able to subscribe to Motor Trend and Car and Driver because their international prices are reasonable, and because getting them at the local bookstore is a killer (for 2 magazines, you can subsribe for a year).

Looking forward to seeing the article in the press corner.


Kazumi (translates to Poor City Boy in English)

Wow! Gotta get me a copy.
03/06/2008 - 03:40

Thanks Alex!