"Watches & Wonders" is not about watches

only.  It's also about good food, great company & friendship (old & new).

A pleasure to have both Alex & Dan (whom I met for the first time) to join us for lunch.
"Watches & Wonders" is not about watches

Double-boiled bird's nest soup. Nourishing dish (Dan, you told Alex how these bird's nest comes about already? wink)
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VC dinner was of high standard as always, but ...
Speechless surprise  The height of it, the colours ... Couldn't recall when i last had candy floss.  Sinfully good!
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Amongst friends. 
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Our small delegation (with a master watchmarker, whom I met last year in Singapore).
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How can this post end without a few shots on watches?

Let's start with a plateful.
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I thought it would be too big for my small wrist.  
"Watches & Wonders" is not about watches

A watch for each day of the event. 
"Watches & Wonders" is not about watches

Pardon the mobile phone picture quality.


Great pics of great people Melvin
09/29/2013 - 19:00
and watches, and food cool.  Maybe we should have a best diets thread too wink.  Thanks for sharing!
Hi Melvin, I have not told Alex yet ;-)
09/30/2013 - 07:59
I wanted to make sure he left Asia before telling him about Bird's Nest Soup.  winklaugh  (He left directly for Japan and will not be back in Europe until next week). Thank you so much for the wonderful lunch!  It was GREAT meeting you, Kheng, Robin & Andy! Artichoke and Lobster appetizer on that night: King Louie cake (there is a Marie Antoinette cake as well, which we had the night before and will be shown in a future post smiley)
Melvin, you've captured the moments perfectly...
09/30/2013 - 16:12
"Good food, good company and good conversation" There's certainly no lack of variety at the table!yes An extremely warm atmosphere all-round. Regards Tony
Great post, Melvin
09/30/2013 - 17:13
You look to have been surrounded by good food, fine watches and great company.  I love the "plateful of watches."  That is a really nice selection of tasy treats.  And your final photo should make Richemont very proud. Best, Robert
Nice report Melvin!
09/30/2013 - 19:33
It was great to spend last Thu and Fri with you and the VC gang! I had a great time and was glad to meet new friends and old ones alike. Also very happy to learn about VC's bespoke program like the Vladimir and Philosophy projects (we couldnt take any photos there as all the pieces were bespoke and belong to someone else). Here are some pictures to share! cheers, robin
Hmmm... I tried to...
09/30/2013 - 19:38
upload even more photos but the server does not accept them... will try again tomorrow. cheers robin
Great pics Robin. Look forward to further pics taken by you. One
09/30/2013 - 20:46
Question: I see a Patrimony Traditionelle manual in the background to the 1951 photo. Nice angle photography.
Re: Great pics Robin. Look forward to further pics taken by you. One
10/02/2013 - 06:57
Hi kk! Dan has posted the best pics and all I wanted to post from my smartphone shots. :) The Patrimony angle shot was by chance - I removed my watch to try on the new Toledo :) And then i fell in love with the Toledo... arghhhh cheers robin
Re: Re: Great pics Robin. Look forward to further pics taken by you. One
10/02/2013 - 09:10
Toledo is a great watch. Was not love at first sight for me but has grown on me since last week. The pic of your patrimony is great.
Ahhh, I'm so sorry to have missed W&W
10/01/2013 - 02:04
Looks like it was a fantastic event.  Was looking forward to meeting so many watch buddies in HK, but work got in the way.  Next time!
Re: Ahhh, I'm so sorry to have missed W&W
10/01/2013 - 04:55
Ah... hope to see you next time too! :) We hope to go SIHH next year! cheers robin
your next chance is SIHH ;-)
10/02/2013 - 06:38
Yes, it was the interaction
10/01/2013 - 03:44
with friends, watchmakers and brand representatives whom are passionate with timepieces that made the event so enjoyable and enriching to me and make me seriously considering braving the long journey and freezing weather to attend the coming SIHH smiley Melvin 
the best part is meeting new and old friends and no I don't know or
10/02/2013 - 06:39
want to know what is in bird's nest soupcheeky
Bird's nest....
10/02/2013 - 09:51
in bird's nest soup lah :p Come on Alex! :P cheers robin
Melvin and Robin, thank you for the post and photos...
10/04/2013 - 14:26
...reminds me that the London Boutique Grand Opening is less than two weeks away - I can't wait!!!cheeky
And you will be drinking
10/05/2013 - 00:54
for two too! Best G